A funeral service was held for the late Member of Parliament for West Grand Bahama and Bimini, the Hon. Obie Wilchcombe at Christ The King Church on the island of Grand Bahama on Saturday. Following the service Wilchcombe was laid to rest in the public cemetery in West End.

The service was attended by past and present government officials as well as family members, constituents and friends of the late minister. Speaking at the service former Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie said, “Obadiah Hercules Wilchcombe, at all times was correctly and spiritually motivated to lift up his fellow Bahamians, to understand the philosophical connection that we all climb the ladder of progress. And that there are many of us disabled, slow climber who we have to have the capacity to reach down and help bring up.”

The homily was delivered by Canon Norman Lightbourn who told those in the audience, “Obie had a passion for politics, a passion for people, a passion for proper and professional broadcasting. Today we salute Obie. We salute his courage, his commitment and his charisma. And we are forever indebted to him for his loyal service to our Bahamaland.”

After the service a motorcade headed from Freeport to West End where Wilchcombe was laid to rest.