Harley Wilburn

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November 25, 1930 - October 12, 2020
Born in Berkeley, MO
Resided in O'Fallon, MO

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Harley E. Wilburn, of O Fallon, Missouri, passed away Monday, October 12, 2020 at the age of 89. Beloved husband of 68 years to Betty Lou Wilburn (Nee Wallace); cherished son of the late Andy and Reba Wilburn; devoted father of Sandra (the late Steven) Richardson, Gary (Terry) Wilburn, Steven (Carolyn) Wilburn and Keith (Tamara) Wilburn; loving grandfather of Cara Smith (James), Kelly Ziegler (Russell), Stacey Decker (Jim), Jeff Wilburn, Heather Davis (Steven), Jennifer Eyler (Todd), Rebecca Bohn (Todd), Dan Oberle, Kaitlyn Wisa (Scott), Stacie Keene (Brad), Sara Ellison (Noah), Brandon Hansen, Kayla Capuano, Rachael Capuano, Kyle Capuano, Keith Wilburn Jr. (Marissa), Amanda McGuire (Matthew), and Sandy Wilburn, along with numerous great and great-great grandchildren. Harley is also survived by his siblings, Delores (the late Art) Sauget, Darryl (Linda) Wilburn, and Barbara Goodman.

Harley is also preceded in death by three brothers, James (Fran) Wilburn, Bob (June) Wilburn and Larry Wilburn and his stepmother, Doris Wilburn.

Harley proudly and honorably served in the United States Army during the Korean War and was a lifetime member of Disabled American Veterans 23rd Infantry Regiment – Korean War Vets. He liked hunting and gardening. Harley played baseball while in the Army and enjoyed watching on TV in later years. He loved his family and spending time with his children and grandchildren. Harley really liked watching politics and was a devout FOX News fan. Harley was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Harley's name to American Heart Association.

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Guestbook Entries

  1. Tim and Anna Higgins October 15, 2020 at 8:27 am - Reply

    We’ve heard nothing but Wonderful things about Grandpa Harley Wilburn – Our Hearts are saddened and prayers are with you as you mourn his passing. His glowing Love for, and generous heart to his grandchildren among many others, was evident beyond compare.We are grateful for his heart for our Country, as his Honorable Service will never be forgotten. All our Love to you all…

  2. Daniel Wilburn October 17, 2020 at 7:29 am - Reply

    We will be out of town this weekend and cannot make the funeral. We are sorry to learn of our Uncle’s passing. I used to love to hear my dad and your dad tell stories of when they were young. I know that my dad is waiting to see his brother again at their heavenly home. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family right now.

    Daniel & Marguerite Wilburn
    Adam & Melissa Wilburn
    Alex & Gina Wilburn

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