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April 11, 1962 – Aug. 26, 2021

A celebration of life service for the Rev. Rex Alan Wilburn, 59, of Meadville, will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021, at the Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel with burial following in the Early Grove Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from noon until the time of service on Thursday.

Wilburn, who most recently served as pastor of Meadville United Methodist Church, was born to Joseph Willard Wilburn Sr. and Eva Ray Pierce Wilburn on April 11, 1962, in Somerville, Tenn., and passed away on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021, at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Brookhaven.

He served in the ministry for 30 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother-in-law, Jim McDonald.

Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Pamela Hobson Wilburn of Meadville; his son, Matthew Wilburn of Meadville; his daughter, Robin Moss and her husband, Matt, of Pittsboro; his brother, Joe Wilburn (Bell) of Moscow, Tenn., his four sisters, Eva Harvey (Larry) of Memphis, Jan McDonald of Memphis, Anita Lawson (Joe) of Potts Camp and Ann Gandy (David) of Potts Camp; and a host of nephews and nieces.

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Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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