Vaden Lee Wilburn passed away on Monday, Jan. 16, 2020, at McGuire VA Hospital in Richmond. He was born in Halifax County on Dec. 21, 1929.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Patsye Snead Wilburn; three sons, Douglas (Susan), David and Darryl Wilburn; as well as four grandchildren, Catherine, Brandon, Jessica and Parker; and one sister, Gayle Gray.

He was the son of the late Bryant and Maggie Wilburn of the Clover community. Vaden was a proud veteran having served in the U.S. Army from 1948 to 1952.

A funeral service was held on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in the chapel at the Virginia Veterans Cemetery in Amelia.