Mr. Wilbanks was born May 4, 1952 in Bartow County, the son of the late Arthur Harrison and Lou Ella (Massey) Wilbanks-Wilson, and step-father Ralph Wilson, was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in Korea and was a retired auto mechanic. He enjoyed life, camping and fishing and restoring old cars.
Surviving is his daughter and son in law, Reva and Josh Deatherage of Cartersville; a sister and brother in law, Marion and Charles Lusk of Canton; step brother, Ed and Maria Wilson of Jacksonville, Fla.; and aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews also survive.
Please join his family in celebrating is life Tuesday, May 8, at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Owen Funeral Home with Rev. Kenny Jacobs officiating.
Burial will follow at the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday evening from 5 to 8 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Jason Ivester, Chad Groce, Todd Ellis, Bobby Knox, Brian Cline, Holden Byess, Chris Edge and Richard Bagley.
Please go to www.owenfunerals.co to post tributes and sign the online guestbook.
Owen Funeral Home, 12 Collins Drive, Cartersville, Ga., is in charge of the arrangements.