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Robert Wilbanks (8-22-13) 8-24-13

Robert D. Wilbanks of Lutts, Tenn., was born June 6, 1937 in Martin’s Mill, Tenn., son of the late Charlie and Willie Frankie Rich Wilbanks. He was united in marriage to Reba Nell Stricklin on March 3, 1957.
Mr. Wilbanks worked with the Stylon Corporation in Florence, Ala. for 17 years then owned and operated Wilbanks Auto Service until retirement in 2000. He was a member of the Lutts Methodist Church in Lutts, Tenn.
Mr. Wilbanks departed this life on Thursday, Aug. 22, at his home at the age of 76 years, 2 months, 16 days.
He is survived by his wife, Reba Nell Stricklin Wilbanks of Lutts, Tenn.; two sons, Keith Wilbanks and wife, Cindy of Lutts, Tenn., Chris Wilbanks and wife, Gwen of Collinwood, Tenn.; a daughter, Tammie Holt and husband, Steve of Iron City, Tenn.; grandchildren, Deanna Bromley and husband, Shawn, Jake and Shelby Wilbanks, and Jordan and Addison Holt; great-grandchildren, Wesson and Owen Bromley; a brother, Joe Ray Wilbanks of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; two sisters, Sue Whitley and Kay Gray both of Savannah; nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Wilbanks was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Cassie Wilbanks; a brother, Charles Wilbanks.
Services were held on Saturday, Aug. 24,  at 11 a.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors Chapel, Collinwood, Tenn. with Chad Balentine, Jake Wilbanks, Murray Parker, and Tommy Flood officiating. Burial was in the Lutts Cemetery, Lutts, Tenn. with Shackelford Funeral Directors, Wayne County, directing.   Pallbearers were Stan Gray, Stacy Gray, Mark Wilbanks, Ray Wilbanks, Steve Florence, and Terry Joe Beckham. Honorary pallbearers were  Aaron White, Jimmy Robbins, Billy Ray Franks, David Franks, Brownie Franks, and Aaron Morris

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