May 21, 1944 ~ February 15, 2006

Born in: Central City, KY,
Resided in: Fletcher, NC

Michael Eugene Wilborn, 61, of 1 Oakbrook Road, Fletcher, died Wednesday, February 15, 2006. Mr. Wilborn was born in Central City, KY, and was a son of Allene Tate Wilborn of Greer, SC, and the late Marvin Wilborn. He was a Navy veteran of Vietnam and was the owner and operator of Old Codger’s Lawn Care. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Alma Katherine Bush Wilborn; two sons, Michael Anthony “Mickey” Wilborn and his wife, Merry, of Owensboro, KY, and Michael Steven Wilborn of Fletcher; seven grandchildren, Alex, Nathan, and Liz Wilborn, Ashley and Brandon Williams, and Casey and Daniel Allen, all of Owensboro; and one brother, Malcolm Wilborn and his wife Lavonna, of Greer, SC. A funeral service will be at 4:00 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian with the Rev. William H. Dever and Chaplain David Blackmon officiating. His family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 120 Executive Park, Building 1, Asheville, NC 28801, or to the American Heart Association, PO Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058.

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  1. Kathy,
    We are so sad to learn of Mike’s passing. He was a very dear man and our hearts go out to you and your family for your tremendous loss. He always spoke of you, his sons, the grandchildren and motorcycles among many things that we will remember about him. He was very kind and friendly and worked harder than he should have. We liked him very much and will miss him even more. I looked forward to Spring just by knowing he’d be coming around again to give us an occasional hand with the yard or just see him and wave hello or have an impromptu conversation about bikes, traveling, family or dogs. Please accept our sincerest sympathy Kathy and bless you with the peace that only time can bring. May your memories bring comfort and life be good to you. He would want it that way, I’m sure.

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  2. Kathy, My heart hurts for you. Over the years I had the opportunity to work with you, your husband even your son at the dialysis ctr and all of you are wonderful. I know theres a big hole with Mike gone. My thoughts are with you.
    Linda Smith

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