Name:   Wilburn Eugene Prince

From:  The Times-Leader, McLeansboro, Illinois
Date:  Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Wilburn "Wib" Prince, 89, of Harrisburg, formerly of McLeansboro, died at 5:50 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, 2008, at his residence.

Mr. Prince was a meter reader for the city of McLeansboro. He was born Aug. 13, 1918, in McLeansboro, a son of Emery and Pearl (Griffith) Prince. He and his wife, Carrie (Webb) Prince, were married Jan. 26, 1943, in St. Louis.

A memorial visitation will be 4 to 6 p.m. today (Saturday) at Harre Funeral Home, McLeansboro, with a memorial service starting at 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. The Rev. Jeff Rush will officiate. Mr. Prince was cremated as per his personal request.

Survivors include his wife, Carrie Prince of Harrisburg; two daughters, Sandra Fisk and husband Allen of Gulf Port, Miss., and Sharon Douglass and husband Frank of Broughton; four grandchildren, Brian Fisk of Bowling Green, Ky., Brent Fisk and wife Holly Hedden of Bowling Green, Darren and Genefer Prince of Greenfield, Ind., and Deanna (Douglass) Barthel and husband Steve of Columbia; three great-grandchildren, Avrie, Max and Samantha Barthel; and one brother, Rev "Doc" Prince. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and two sisters.
Mr. Prince was Protestant by faith. He was a past Hamilton County circuit clerk and Hamilton County treasurer. He served as a U.S. Army medic in World War II.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Hospital and will be accepted at Harre Funeral Home in McLeansboro, which is in charge of all arrangements.