Winnabow, North Carolina
Wilbur Earl Earp
Wilbur Earl Earp, age 92, of Winnabow, North Carolina passed away on Saturday, February 26, 2022 at his home. Wilbur was born August 16, 1929 in a logging camp on the Black River in Pender county. He was one of four children to the late George Earl Earp and Edith Swain Earp of Winnabow. He was graduated from Bolivia High School in 1947 and NCSU in 1951 with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Industry. In late 1951 he volunteered for the U.S. Army serving with the 82nd Airborne Division and was honorably discharged from the reserves in 1960 as a 2nd Lieutenant. He owned and operated Funston Farm, a recognized family century farm, in Winnabow, NC. In 1972 he was named Area Conservation Farmer of...