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Ruben Carl Wilborn (RC)

January 5, 1960 — June 21, 2023


Ruben Carl Wilborn, 63 of Lubbock, departed this life on Wednesday, June 21, 2023. Celebration of Life Service will be held Saturday, July 8, 2023 at 11 a.m. at Unity Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Fredonia Cemetery Henderson, Texas under the direction of Griffin Mortuary. 

Ruben Carl *RC* Wilborn is: the son of Ruby Washington and Sylvester Robinson. (preceded in death); the brother of Morris Brannon (who preceded RC in death). The husband of Debra; the father of DeAndrea, Deidra, Damon, and Derek Sr; the BELOVED grandfather (Handaddy) of Nacaveri, Deja,  Devyon, Derek Jr, Savannah, Dacian, Dorslynn, De’Abrinai, and DeAngelic; the great grandfather of: D’andre and Za’riyah; the rescuer of Boomer (his beloved brawler). RC is also survived by a host of relatives and friends.  HIS LIFE MOTTO: A man will lead his home with honor when he humbly allows God to lead him. 
His Education: attended Estacado High and graduated from Dunbar High Class of 78/79. Band and trucks were his passions then.  RC completed over 80 hours of college courses that included music education and marching in the Texas Tech “Going Band from Raiderland” for three years. He completed courses toward becoming a substance abuse counselor. He is a member of Phi Mu Alpha. He earned a Master Level Peace Officer Certification/Licensure, Advanced Investigator, and Compliance Certification from the Counsel of Licensing Enforcement and Regulation. He co-authored Administrative Code 189 (2005); he quietly organized and served with COPS with Books Program (1993-2000). He coached a youth basketball team in Seagraves. 
He is adamant parent supporter for Eagles football,  baseball, basketball teams, band and  LCU Music Education Department 
His passions and professions: Family: RC poured all that he had into his family. He invested in each one of them to support them in becoming the best person that they could be.  He beamed whether they were demonstrating how to fix their car, on the honor roll, playing an instrument, singing on stage, displaying their art, winning a wrestling match, participating in a political campaign, or excelling in the sports arena. He smiled the biggest when they were being the best that they could be and not giving up.  Law was his passion and profession: RC fulfilled that purpose through many years of service in law enforcement at the city, county, and state levels. He earned an Advance Peace Officer’s license for the State of Texas. He proudly served at the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office - Deputy Sheriff, the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners - Compliance Officer, and the City of Seagraves Police Department - Patrol Officer.  After retirement from law enforcement, he pursued his other passion of being a truck driver (18-wheeler trucking which allowed him to travel from the Midwest to the east coast). 
To meet him is to remember him because if you spent any time in his presence, you were going to learn something about something including Star Trek. He was always willing to share his knowledge. He would tell you about his grown children and  his grandchildren.  His love for vehicles was well known as a friend said, “I would come by just to see what he got parked in the driveway and to hear the story about it”.  He is a beloved son, husband, father, grandfather, son-in-law, brother-in-law, father-in-law, uncle, cousin, and friend.  His sense of humor, perspective on life, and overall presence will be greatly missed.                          Rest easy, you completed your watch    

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Saturday, July 8, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Unity Baptist Church

505 Yucca, Lubbock, TX 79403

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