Wilburn, Harvey Greene

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Harvey Greene Wilburn, 83, of Pearisburg, VA, passed away at his home place Wednesday, August 29, 2018. He was born at the farm in Wilburn Valley, April 2, 1935, the son of the late Thomas Skidmore & Elsie Fay Wilburn.

He loved football, especially the Giles Spartans. He was a 1954 graduate of Pearisburg High School and a graduate of McClain Business College. He worked at Celanese for over forty years. In 1960, he started his business at Giles Shoe Center and later owned and operated the Giles H&R Block office along with his wife. He was a candidate for County Treasurer in 1963. He and his wife have more recently made their home with their son Charles at the home place in Wilburn Valley.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his sons, Thomas Jackson Wilburn and Jackie Ray Stump, Jr., his brother Robert Preston Wilburn and four infant siblings.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Barbara Ann Wilburn; his sons and daughters-in-law, Mike & Cheryl Wilburn, Todd & Tammy Wilburn and Charles Wilburn; his daughter and son-in-law, Cathy & Richie Thomas; and his grandchildren, Casey Wilburn, Justin Wilburn, Chance Rogers, Diana Thomas, Marcus Thomas, Sean Thomas, Lyla Thomas, Nicole Thomas, Liam Thomas and Alexa Thomas.

A graveside service will be held Sunday, September 2, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. at Fairview Cemetery, Narrows, with Charlie Henderson officiating. The family will receive friends on Saturday, September 1, 2018 at A. Vest & Sons Funeral Home Chapel, White Gate, from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M.

The Wilburn family is in the care of A. Vest & Sons Funeral Home, White Gate, avestandsons.com, (540) 921-2985.