John Franklin Wilborn

November 28, 1947May 11, 2018
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John Franklin Wilborn went to be with his Lord and Savior on May 11, 2018. He was born on November 28, 1947 in Houston, Texas to parents, Margaret Cora and Bert Leon Wilborn. John was preceded in death by his loving parents; two brothers, Bert “Sonny” Leon Wilborn, Jr., Charles Richard Wilborn; and nephew Tommy Wayne Wilborn. He is survived by his two daughters, Michele Wilborn, Jamie Lynn Donovan; five sons, Michael Wilborn, Tod Leon Wilborn, Lonnie Ray Wilborn and wife Gina, Joshua Wayne Wilborn, Robert Philip Vinson and wife Rebecca; the love of his life, Louise Annette Wilborn; Thirteen grandchildren, one great grandchild; two sisters, Catherine Sue Wilborn, Deborah May Kolenda and Keith “Puppy Dog”; one brother, Arthur Lee Wilborn; as well as numerous friends and other family members. Including his beloved companion dog, Vinny, (a.k.a "Dawg")

The family will receive friends for a visitation on Monday, May 14, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM; and a funeral service on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 3:00 PM in the Grand Chapel at Brookside Funeral Home, 13747 Eastex Freeway, Houston, Texas 77039.

In lieu of flowers the family graciously askes that you make donations to Paralyzed Veterans of America Texas Chapter; flowers are graciously accepted as well, 6418 FM 2100 Rd, Crosby, Texas 77532. Feel free to donate online at or call for 1-800- 933-4261.

A founding member of Huffman Church, Huffman, Texas.


  • Michele Wilborn, Daughter
  • Jamie Lynn Donovan, Daughter
  • Michael Wilborn, Son
  • Tod Leon Wilborn, Son
  • Lonnie Ray Wilborn and wife Gina, Son
  • Joshua Wayne Wilborn, Son
  • Louise Annette Wilborn, The love of my life
  • Robert Philip Vinson and wife Rebecca, Son
  • Catherine Sue Wilborn, Sister
  • Deborah May Kolenda and (Kieth "Puppy Dog"), Sister
  • Arthur Lee Wilborn, Brother
  • Bert "Sonny" Leon Wilborn Jr., Brother
  • Charles Richard Wilborn, Brother
  • Tommy Wayne Wilborn, Nephew
  • John Franklin Wilborn also leaves behind thirteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

  • Tod Dillon Wilborn, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Madison Grace Wilborn, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Tyler Christian Wilborn, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Troy Allen Wilborn, Honorary Pallbearer
  • John Wayne Wilborn, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Christian Lane Wilborn, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Montgomery Wilborn, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Robert Barry Vinson, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Jerry Leon Wilborn, Honorary Pallbearer


  • Visitation Monday, May 14, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, May 15, 2018

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Catherine Wilborn

May 26, 2018

My brother John Wilborn was one of the finest men I have ever met. He used to always say when I was 28 years old I got the Holy Ghost that Sweet Heavenly language. He would say I have loved Jesus ever since that day. I think he is best known by his church family by him dancing in the aisles and saying somebody please get the Holy Ghost. I will miss my brother with all my heart every single day till I take my last breath. It was my honor and pleasure to take care of him for the last nine and a half years. Love you Johnny Wilborn from your sissy Cathy Sue

Marty Byrd

May 15, 2018

I will always remember when Johnny had a scooter and he would go and pick up his Aunt Mary after her long day of work. This saved her about a 5 mile walk. Also John had his buddies (the Spoerle's) come over to our house to learn how to dance!

John no doubt lived an awesome adventure and will be shakin' up heaven with his bubbly personality & there will be no need for that wheelchair or loss of memory!

HHS Girls of 74

May 14, 2018

A donation has been made to the Paralyzed Veterans of America by the HHS Girls of 1974.
Cathy and Family, our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult week!


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Lonnie Ray gave one of his 1st place medals to his dad. June 2016