Scott & Angel Wilbourn, Owners
B.G. Boydston Funeral Home is under new ownership and management, in the capable hands of a local family well acquainted with the funeral profession, and well prepared to provide sincere and superior funeral service to the town of Lindsay and the surrounding communities.
Scott & Angel moved with their four children to Lindsay in December of 2006, when Scott became Pastor of The First Church in Lindsay. Scott had worked for Boydston Funeral Home as a Funeral Director/Mortician since February 1, 2014, and Angel had worked as a volunteer and assisted with funeral services. Since receiving her insurance license from the State of Oklahoma in June of 2014, Angel had also served as the preneed consultant for the funeral home. But their experience in funeral service began many years ago, back in their hometown when they were still in high school.
Scott began working at the age of 16 for Hudson Funeral Home in Holdenville, Oklahoma, in September 1989. Three years later when he married Angel Barksdale on August 8, 1992, his plan was to make the funeral profession his life's work. He and Angel moved to Texas where Scott attended the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service, graduating in February, 1994. The two of them returned to live in Holdenville and Scott went to work for Stout Funeral Home in Wewoka, Oklahoma. Scott worked for Stout Funeral Home from June of 1994 through April of 1996, before moving to Wilburton, Oklahoma, where he managed Jones Funeral Home until June of 1998.
Scott left the funeral profession for a few years beginning in June of 1998, when he formed Happy Home Construction and built and remodeled homes for several years. As the oil business increased in Oklahoma, he went to work as a welder, building drilling rigs for Bronco Drilling until March of 2007, when he became a contract welder for Rinehart Construction in Lindsay in order to work closer to home.
Angel began her college education in 2005, but then put her personal interests on hold for several years while she home schooled their four children, Stephanie, Kurt, Ben, and Mattie. Stephanie and Kurt have both married and settled with their spouses in Lindsay. Kurt and his wife Makayla have two sons and a daughter, Denver, Desmond, and Freya. Stephanie and her husband, Caleb Blankenship have two sons and a daughter, Quentin, Sebastian, and Eliana. Ben has his contractors license in HVAC and recently started his own business Wilbourn's Heating and Air and Mattie is a licensed CNA.
With the task of providing her children's education nearing and end, Angel returned to college in January, 2016. She graduated Summa Cum Laude at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, with her Bachelors Degree in Funeral Services. She has now joined Scott full time at Wilbourn Family Funeral Home.
The Wilbourn family have happily been and active part of the Lindsay community from the day they made Lindsay their home. Scott has taken advantage of opportunities to serve in various capacities. He is a reserve police officer for the Lindsay Police Department since November 2012, reserve firefighter for the Lindsay Fire Department since June 2013, President of the Lindsay Ministerial Alliance for the 2016 year, and a member of the Lindsay City Council since April 2016.
Scott has always loved people and loved to serve, and his passion has always been serving people through the funeral business. His family shares his enthusiasm for service to others. Stephanie works full-time and Benjamin works part-time at the funeral home. The entire Wilbourn family is thrilled with the opportunity to fulfill their dream of one day owning and operating their own funeral home, and as of March 2017, are delighted that it is Wilbourn Family Funeral Home.
Stephanie (Wilbourn) Blankenship, Office Manager/Apprentice
My name is Stephanie (Wilbourn) Blankenship I am is oldest daughter of the owners, Scott and Angel. I came to Lindsay over ten years ago when my family moved here so my dad could pastor The First Church. During my time here in Lindsay I have assisted my family at the church and worked a few different local jobs that have allowed me to meet many Lindsay residents. While I was still in High School I attended Mid-America Technology Center where I learned my computer skills in different programs that now help me with the creation of videos, pictures, and folders that are seen at the funerals. After graduating High School I moved to Lufkin Texas where I attended Texas Bible College for two years. I made my way back to Lindsay and I gladly call it my home. In 2015 I met Caleb Blankenship a resident of Lindsay and in 2016 we got married. We now have three children, Quentin, Sebastian, and Eliana. After Quentin was born I realized that I no longer wanted to work a full time job that would keep me away from him many hours and days a week, so I joined my dad here at Wilbourn Family Funeral Home. Since he has always wanted a family business and decided that everyone loves babies, he allows me to bring the kiddos when I need to the Funeral Home to work. I am currently an Apprentice Funeral Director Embalmer and have plans to be fully licensed by December of 2021. I enjoy being able to work with the families of Lindsay and Alex areas!
Benjamin Wilbourn, Funeral Assistant
Benjamin Michael Scott or better known as Ben is the youngest son of Scott and Angel. He began working part time for Wilbourn Family Funeral Home in the Fall of 2014 by keeping the facility and vehicles clean. He is now a licensed HVAC Contractor through the state of Oklahoma. He recently started his own business, Wilbourn's Heating and Air in the Lindsay and surrounding area.
Ben loves being able to help out around the Funeral Home in any way that he can and is thankful for the opportunity to serve.
Becky Fentem, Funeral Assistant
Becky Fentem is a long time resident of Lindsay. She helps at most all of our funerals as our "behind the scenes" person. She is in charge of making sure everything gets to the place the funeral is being held and moved to any other secondary locations the service may go. She is in charge of making sure the flowers are set up, the guest book is signed for the family, passing out folders, setting up pictures, and so much more. She also works our visitation hours when we are having public viewing. She is a hard worker and loves helping out. She is a gem to be around and the reason most of our funerals go smoothly.
Maddie Vickers, Office Assistant
Maddie is currently in high school and is part time help. She enjoys photography, her pet dogs, and spending time with her family. She is a cherished member of the Wilbourn Family Funeral Home staff and will be glad to help you with your needs.