Friend to many
Paul Wilbur was a friend to my family. We met Paul, Barb, and Bonnie through the church we attended. When I took the position as church secretary Paul taught me how to use media. He spent hours teaching me at no charge to myself or the church. It was his "gift."
Paul also was our "go to" guy for home computers. Paul became a friend and mentor to our son Jason. He taught him photography and used him as his assistant for weddings. He birthed in Jason a love for the camera that he still uses today.
My daughter, Carly, went on her first mission trip; Paul had a "word" for her before she left. It was right on. She treasures all he spoke as it prepared her for what God was going to do during that trip.
My husband, Jerry, lost his best friend some time later in a motorcycle accident. He was very angry at the way his friend had died. One night, many weeks after the accident that took his friend's life, Paul showed up at our door. He had come to see Jerry. He said the Lord had shown him that Jer was angry at someone and needed to forgive him. It was a night we will never forget.
He took our senior pictures, school portraits, wedding pictures, made videos, and so much more. He was in and out of my life for 20 years or more.
Through the years Paul Wilbur volunteered as a Family Support for the families I worked with in Fayette County. He gave up his time freely to help bring other families together. He got involved with our youth group even though it was not the same church as before. He taught our students and also gave photography lessons.
There are few people that have left such deep imprints on my heart. Paul Wilbur was my friend, he was our friend. We loved him and will carry him in our memories.
We pray the Lord's comfort for his family and send all our love.
Posted by Marlene Gray
Wednesday November 15, 2017 at 5:23 pm