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Greenlawn Cemetery
Wednesday November 10th, 2021

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Roger W. Wilburn

Roger W. Wilburn, 68, of Clarksburg, died at his home on Wednesday evening, November 3, 2021, following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on Monday, September 21, 1953, in Chillicothe, the son of the late Wayne and E. Jane Anderson Wilburn. On January 6, 1973, he married the former Pamela Cottrill who survives.

In addition to his devoted wife of 48 years, Roger is survived by three children, Eric (Ashley) Wilburn of Clarksburg, Emily (Jason) Grooms of Georgetown TX, Erin (Brady) Ratzlaff of Frankfort, eight grandchildren, Jackson, Hayden, and Scarlett Grooms, Mia, Ila, and Liv Wilburn, Braelyn and Evie Ratzlaff. Roger is also survived by one sister, Bobbie (Myron) Garrison of Frankfort, two brothers, Mike (Debbie) Wilburn of Frankfort, and Jarrod Wilburn, sister-in-law, Kathy (Bruce) Mees, brothers-in-law, Gregg Cottrill, and Paul (Vivian) Cottrill of Frankfort, and aunt, Kay Stockman of Chillicothe, several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by one brother, Jay Wilburn, and one brother-in-law, Ernie Cottrill.

Roger was a 1971 graduate of Adena High School. He worked for CBI Industries for 42 years. During his career Roger helped to build water towers all over the United States. Roger retired in June 2013 as superintendent. He also had many blue bird houses in the area surrounding his home, and he enjoyed the hobby of bee keeping in his retirement. Roger always had a smile on his face, and he dearly loved his eight grandchildren.

Roger’s family would like to extend special thank yous to doctors Matthew Cosenza and Ted Teknos. If not for them, Roger could not have had the quality or length of life that he did. More special thank yous are also extended to Adena Hospice. Especially to their nurse, Jamie, and social worker, Kelly.

In keeping with Roger’s wishes cremation has taken place. A graveside service will be held at 11am on Wednesday, November 10, 2021, in Greenlawn Cemetery, Frankfort with Cameron Caseman officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Adena Hospice, 9 S. Paint Street, Chillicothe OH 45601. or by clicking here

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A candle was lit in memory of Roger Wilburn

Melinda Conrad & Robert Conrad Nov 17 2021 7:05 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Roger Wilburn

Mary Beth Lightle Nov 12 2021 3:47 PM

What an amazing man of strength and character. His smile and good humor will sure be missed. I'm so glad his grandchildren had an opportunity to spend time with him and get to know him through his extended illness. Pam and family, I'm so sorry for your loss. We're praying for you.

Vic Cleary Nov 9 2021 3:45 PM

Pam, Eric, Emily, Erin, and family,

So sorry for your loss. Cherish your precious memories. Thinking of you all.

JR, Jami, and boys

Jami Garrison Nov 9 2021 11:13 AM

Sorry to hear of your loss .you are in our prayers .the Shane hitch family

Shane Hitch Nov 9 2021 6:48 AM

On behalf of the Graham family, I want to say that we are sorry to hear of Roger's passing. Our sympathies and condolences to all of his family and friends.

Paul Graham Nov 8 2021 8:16 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Roger Wilburn

Sylvia Holbrook Nov 7 2021 11:46 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Roger Wilburn

Levonne Justice Nov 7 2021 8:52 PM

So sorry for your loss. He fought harder and longer than anyone I have ever known. The love and support of his family was the reason he fought so hard.❤️

Kay Starr Puchstein Nov 7 2021 7:20 AM

Love and prayers to Pam and family. He was a courageous man. So sorry for your loss. Take care.

Lori Roll Nov 6 2021 10:36 PM

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