Wilburn Deskin

12 November, 19305 January, 2021

Wilburn M. Deskin, age 90, passed away on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at The Heritage Center. He was born to the late Hurley and Josie Deskin on November 12, 1930 in Antlers, Oklahoma. He retired from Whirlpool Corporation where he was a millwright after 34 years.

Wilburn was preceded in death by his three brothers and by his wife of 53 years, Patsy.

Wilburn is survived by his daughter and daughter-in-law, Pamela Deskin and Elaine F. Crooks; and by his sons and daughters-in-law, Alan and Rhonda Deskin and Brett and Brandy Deskin. He has three grandchildren, Deidre Hatchett (Evan), Whitney Tennyson (Zach), and Lukas Deskin (Hillary); and has several great-grandchildren.

A Private Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Alexander East Chapel with a Private Funeral at 2:00 p.m. officiated by Pastor Yvonne Roth. Entombment will be at Oak Hill Cemetery Mausoleum. Masks are required. Please practice social distancing.

The family would like to thank the staff at The Heritage Center and Heritage Hospice for their kindness and care. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Heritage Center Activities Department, 1201 N. Buena Vista Rd, Evansville, IN 47710 or to The Heritage Hospice, 1202 W. Buena Vista Rd, Suite 107, Evansville, IN 47710.


  • Pamela Deskin (Elaine F. Crooks), Daughter
  • Alan Deskin (Rhonda), Son
  • Brett Deskin (Brandy), Son
  • Deidre Hatchett (Evan), Granddaughter
  • Whitney Tennyson (Zach), Granddaughter
  • Lukas Deskin (Hillary), Grandson
  • Patsy Deskin, Wife (deceased)
  • Hurley Deskin, Father (deceased)
  • Josie Deskin, Mother (deceased)
  • Wilburn also leaves behind several great-grandchildren to cherish his memory.


  • Private Services Will Be Held


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Jan Shackelford

January 8, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss. When I visited my mom at the HeritageCenter, he always had a friendly hello.

Mark Gill

January 7, 2021

Pam, Al, and Brett.
It breaks my heart to hear that Wil has passed. Dad called me a short time ago to tell me. I have so many good memories of the many years we all hunted together. He was truly one of a kind and one of dad's most cherished friends.
He and Pat will always have a special place in my heart.


Christine Baize

January 7, 2021

Brett, Brandy and Luke, we were so sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad and Grandpa. Many prayers for you and hoping your memories will see you through this very difficult time.

Troy and Christine Baize

Judy Glaser

January 7, 2021

I spent a lot of time visiting him,so sorry for your loss, he was a joy to talk to, we had a lot in common. We have lost a lot of friends. Love Judy

Stacie McDonald

January 7, 2021

Will was such a good friend to our Grandma Mae Sumner at Heritage and she will miss him. They ate meals together for some time and when I was able to join, Will was always so enjoyable, making sure Mae had what she needed and telling us fun stories. Our Mae looked forward to their visits whenever possible during the isolation, and often shared with me what Will was up to, often that he was watching football. He was a bright spot for her and a lovely man. Our condolences to you all.

Phyllis Fowler

January 7, 2021

Pam and Elaine,
I was so sorry to read of your father’s passing. Please accept my deepest sympathy and know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

Jackie Calloway

January 6, 2021

We will always remember Wilbur’s great smile & good sense of humor, he never met a stranger. Always ready to help someone in need. Who could tell stories better than Wilbur? No one! He will be missed by anyone that knew him. Our hearts go out to his family. They will truly miss their dad, grandfather, great grandfather & friend.
Gayle & Jackie