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Wilbur Burbage, II

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“I miss you daddy.. ”
1 of 15 | Posted by: Candice Hare - Candler, NC

“Great guy and a true friend. ”
2 of 15 | Posted by: Oliver Mathewes

“You were a true great friend with whom I share a lot of fond memories with. You will be greatly missed. ”
3 of 15 | Posted by: James Cade - Isle of Palms, SC

“Please accept my sincere condolences. It is always with a heavy heart that we say good bye to loved ones. Our Creator gives us a future and a hope...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Iola - MD

“My condolences are with you and your family during this difficult time. May the God of comfort sustain you and give you the strength to endure. ...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: A friend

“Bryant my condolences to you n ur family Mr Burbage was one of the nicest person I ever came to know he was a great mentor to me I am so sad to learn...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Norma Mcclaurin - Ladson, SC


7 of 15 | Posted by: Nancy Eckstein

“I worked with Wilbur at Prudential Carolinas in 1998 till Wilbur left to endeavor in other businesses. Wilbur always helped the new agents learn the...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Lonnie Long - SC

“My wife and I used to dail with Wilber and enjoyed his company very much. ”
9 of 15 | Posted by: Greg Nicholas - CHARLESTON, SC

“I will always love you Wilbur ”
10 of 15 | Posted by: Eve Balows - Ellijay, GA

“Wilbur was a kind and gentle soul...particularly to his oldest sister, my mother....may you Rest In Peace , we love you . ”
11 of 15 | Posted by: Edward Alexander - Wilmington, NC

“Our deepest sympathy. We remember your father with fondness for his keen insight. ”
12 of 15 | Posted by: Stephen and Wendy Spitz - SC

“My condolences to the family. Reflect on the memories you have of your loved one. May the God of all comfort give you His peace during this difficult...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: A friend

“Byron and CandaceI am sorry for you lose. I was fortunate enough to work with your dad 30 years ago at Spectrum Properties. He became a good...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Jack Owens - Charleston, SC

“What a very nice obituary for a very special man. We will be making a donation in his honor. ”
15 of 15 | Posted by: Barbara Snyder - Spsonville, SC


Wilbur Burbage, II, 79, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina entered into eternal rest Friday, June 21, 2019. The family will receive friends and other family members on Thursday, June 27, 2019 in J. HENRY STUHR INC., DOWNTOWN CHAPEL from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Wilbur was born December 6, 1939 in Charleston, South Carolina. He was the 15th of 16 children born to Thomas O. Burbage and Mamie Reeves Burbage. He served his country in the U.S. Army then worked in the restaurant business for several years until he was able to scrape enough money together to open his own restaurant on Market Street in Charleston. Although his formal education was limited, The Market Place Restaurant (or Chapel Market Place Restaurant as it was known later) was given many awards and accolades for the quality of the food and high level of service and was once named a top restaurant in the country by Esquire Magazine. After many years in the restaurant business, he decided to make a change and pursued a career in commercial real estate. He excelled in this endeavor as well, becoming a broker of the year while working for Prudential. He was a true Southern gentleman and a man of pure grit and determination who never gave up on anything. He treated everyone he met with respect and often extended a hand to those less fortunate. One such act of giving was during the financial crisis of 2008, when he paid off the mortgages of some employees so they wouldn't lose their homes. He will be remembered by many as kind, generous, determined and hard-working.

He is survived by his son, Bryon Burbage (Jennifer) of Charleston, SC; daughter, Candice Hare (Rick) of Candler, NC; sister, Julie Mae Ballard of Indianapolis, IN; four grandchildren, Paul Hare, Lindsay Burbage, Lacy Burbage and Leah Burbage as well as many other family members and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 107 Westpark Blvd., Suite 150, Columbia, SC 29210, https://donate.lls.org/lls/donate or by calling 888-557-7177.