He was born Dec. 13, 1949, in Indianapolis, the son of Walter and Vada (Gordon) Wilburn.
Following high school, Mark joined the United States Air Force, where he served in Hawaii and Wyoming from 1969-74.
Following his honorable discharge, he worked as a machinist at Allison's Transmission.
Along with his wife, Paula, he owned and operated Irvington Seed Pet Shop, in Indianapolis. Most recently, Mark worked as a truck driver for Filmore Express based in Minnesota.
The number of lives he touched while in this world would be too numerous to count. Mark opened his heart and home to many. Mark enjoyed fishing and raising goats. Mark spent many hours working with members of the Kidding Around 4-H Goat Club. Mark loved working with "his" kids in the club. Mark had a soft spot for the younger new members. Mark spent his life caring for and protecting his family.
Nothing was more important to him than his family. Mark was a wonderful man, but a spectacular husband and father. He was loved by many and will be missed by all.
Mark was married to his wife of 37 years, Paula, April 5, 1973.
Mark was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Timothy Wilburn and Lonnie Wilburn.
He is survived by his wife, daughters Sheryl Wilburn-Chambers and Bobbi; foster daughter Nikki Howard and husband Eric; chosen daughter Tammy Green; son-in-law Robert Chambers; sisters Vadette Sullivan and Linda Gilmore, as well as several nieces, nephews and extended family members.
Cremation services have been entrusted to French Funeral Home, Brazil.
Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to light a candle in his memory.