Wayne Allison “Cowboy” Wilbur, 59, of Deweyville, passed away Sunday, June 17, 2012 at Baptist Hospital of Southeast Texas in Orange. Born on October 27, 1952 in Houston, Texas to his parents, Allison Tex Wilbur and Wanda Lynn (Cassel) Wilbur, he lived in the Deweyville community since September of 1970 and he was a faithful member of Calvary Baptist Church in Deweyville. Wayne hosted a haunted house in the community every year at Halloween, he enjoyed being outdoors hunting, fishing and camping. He also enjoyed growing vegetables and flowers and spending time with his family, especially his grandsons.
Wayne is preceded in death by his parents; his maternal grandmother, Jettie Spears Cassel; his nephew, Michael Wilbur and his best friend, Ricky Wilkerson. Those who will most cherish his memory are his wife of 27 years, Dana Smart Wilbur of Deweyville; his daughters, Jana Tadlock Beaudoin and husband, Richard and Jenny Wilbur all of Deweyville; his sisters, Audrey Lee and husband, Larry Gibson, Judy and husband, Joe Lynn Caraway and Teresa Martin and husband Tim all of Deweyville; his brothers, Ronnie Sharp and wife, Alice of Bridge City and Lester Wilbur and wife, Brenda of Deweyville; his grandsons, Gavin Lee Beaudoin and Kaiden Allen Beaudoin; his aunt, Sharon Wilkerson and his cousins, Reghan Berry, Rusty Wilkerson and Robin Boehm. Wayne is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
A gathering of family and friends for a time of reflection will be from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at the Calvary Baptist Church on Highway 12 in Deweyville. Services to honor Wayne’s life will be at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday at the church with Brother John Fortenberry, officiating. Graveside services and Interment will follow at the King Cemetery in Hartburg. Honoring Wayne as pallbearers are Mike Smart, Rusty Wilkerson, Mike Wilson, Richard Beaudoin, Tim Barker and Jerry Wayne Sharp. Honorary pallbearer is Alex Bodensteiner. Services are under the direction of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.dormanfuneralhome.com.