Michael Harvey Hilburn, beloved son of Harvey and Jean Hilburn, died peacefully at the Dr. Robert M. Fales Hospice Pavilion in Wilmington, North Carolina on September 17, 2021.
Michael is survived by his mother Jean Hilburn, his sister Carol Sellars, brother in law Bill Sellars, cherished niece Hannah Sellars, and many other relatives. Michael was a special uncle to his Godsons Jason and Eric Huggins, whom he loved very much. He also leaves behind dear and lifelong friends, Wayne Huggins, Mike Spahr Woody Dobson and Joe Jones.
Michael was born on March 24, 1953. He attended UNCW and later graduated from Cape Fear Technical Institute with degrees in Electronic and Instrumentation Technologies. He worked at DuPont, Keller’s, and YWCA before retiring.
Michael was smart, witty, funny, tenderhearted, and could have a knowledgeable discussion on most any topic. He was a pilot and took many trips to the Islands where he enjoyed scuba diving. Michael dearly loved his parrots.
The family would like to thank all of the staff that provided care for Michael at NHRMC and Lower Cape Fear LifeCare.
A private service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Skywatch Bird Rescue, Lower Cape Fear LifeCare, or a charity of your choice.
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