U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant Kenneth Jason Wilburn, age 30, of Moody Air Force Base, Valdosta, GA, passed away unexpectedly at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, TX, on Monday, January 12, 2009.

Staff Sgt. Wilburn was born in Union, July 28, 1978 and was a graduate of Union High School.

Sgt. Wilburn is survived by his wife, Rebecca; daughter Megan; expected daughter Ella; and a dearly loved pet, Sascha all of Valdosta, Ga. Also surviving are his mother, Lisa Ivester Bell and step-father, Michael Bell; father, Wayne Wilburn; a brother, Tim Wilburn and wife Christie; nephews, Josh and Lee Wilburn; grandparents, William R. and Elizabeth Ivester; an uncle, Mark Ivester and wife Vicki; ; nephew Dakota Ivester all of Union County; a special cousin, Shannon Nix, niece Madison and nephew Matthew of Kentucky; parents-in-law, Avril and Monte Johnson, special sister-in-law, Elizabeth Johnson all of England, UK and a great number of aunts, uncles and cousins.