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Elmer Darrel Wilbanks

Private graveside services for Elmer Darrel Wilbanks, 94, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at Howell Memorial Park Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.


Mr. Wilbanks passed away at 6:45 p.m., Wednesday, April 8, 2020, at Brooke Haven Healthcare.


He was born July 8, 1925, at Pomona, Missouri, to Elmer Owen Wilbanks and Fannie Devere Hartman Wilbanks.  On august 2, 1949, he was married at Salem, Arkansas, to Mary “Norma” Edwards, who preceded him in death on January 28, 2019.  Mr. Wilbanks was a WWII Veteran, having served with the United States Army.  Before his retirement he was a clerk at Richards Bros.  He enjoyed dancing, yard work and cutting wood.  Mr. Wilbanks was a member of Berean Baptist Church.


He is survived by two children, Janet Simpson, Grove Springs, Missouri and Lynn Wilbanks, West Plains; eleven grandchildren, Kenny Wayne, Jeanie, Kevin, Vanessa, Keith, Tony, Christal, Tiffany, Chassity, Justin and Preston; forty-three great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.


His parents, wife, one great-great-grandson, one great-great-granddaughter and two sisters, Helen Elizabeth Drumright and Wilma Lee Anderson, preceded him in death.


Mr. Wilbanks will lie in state from 5:00 until 9:00 p.m., Friday, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.   Memorial contributions may be made to Breast Cancer Foundation and may