Lawrence Gilbert Wilbourn
November 27, 1950 - June 23, 2024
Lawrence Gilbert Wilbourn, 73, of Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, June 23, 2024. He was born in Lauderdale, Alabama, to the late Winfred Gilbert and Lillie Clara Wilbourn. Lawrence was a lifelong resident of the Northwest Georgia and Chattanooga area and of the Baptist faith. Lawrence was well-known in the region as a local musician. Over the years, he has played in many bands and venues. Most people will remember him playing with Outlaw 45, The Six Shooter Band, and most recently, The Iron Horse Band. Lawrence was a highly accomplished musician. He played the lead guitar, the pedal steel guitar, and pretty much anything with strings. Music was the passion of his life. The only thing Lawrence was more passionate about than music was his family. He loved his wife of forty-five years, his adult children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He always enjoyed spending time with his family.

Lawrence is preceded in death by his parents, Winfred Gilbert and Lillie Clara Wilbourn.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of forty-five years, Pat Wilbourn; children, Tina (Kevin) Lumpkin of Calhoun, Georgia; Benjie (Heather) Widener of Chatsworth, Georgia; Brandie Widener of Dalton, Georgia; brother Jimmy (Susan) Wilbourn; ten grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren.

The family has arranged a time to remember and honor Lawrence. We invite friends and family to join us for the visitation on Wednesday, June 26, 2024, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Thursday, June 27, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The funeral service, a celebration of Lawrence's life, will commence on Thursday, June 27, 2024, at 12:00 p.m. Following the service, we will proceed to Chattanooga National Cemetery for the burial. We deeply appreciate your support during this challenging time.

Online guest book at www.wilsonfuneralhome.com. The funeral arrangements are being handled by W. L. Wilson & Sons Funeral Homes, Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia.

Visitation

Wilson Funeral Home – Ft. Oglethorpe Chapel
555 West Cloud Springs Road
Ft. Oglethorpe, GA 30742
(706) 866-5555

Service/Mass

Wilson Funeral Home – Ft. Oglethorpe Chapel
555 West Cloud Springs Road
Ft. Oglethorpe, GA 30742
(706) 866-5555