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Bill Wilbanks

Funeral services for Bill Wilbanks, 67, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at First Freewill Baptist Church, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.


Mr. Wilbanks passed away at 4:25 p.m., Friday, October 15, 2021, at Brooke Haven Healthcare.


He was born November 8, 1953, at West Plains, Missouri, to William Grant Wilbanks, Sr. and Pauline Crain Wilbanks.  On May 14, 1972, he was married at New Hope Baptist Church in Peace Valley, Missouri, to Wanda Bunch.  Bill was a mechanic and was well known at Wilbanks Tire.  He was loved by everyone and never met a stranger.


He is survived by his wife, Wanda Wilbanks, of the family home; three children, Chris Wilbanks and wife, Sarah, West Plains, Missouri, Melanie Carey and husband, Denver, Branson, Missouri, and Corey Wilbanks and wife, Sonia, Owasso, Oklahoma; eleven grandchildren, Decota, Bailey, Elly, Anna, Amy, Austin, Tyler, Cayden, Kaylee, Jaxon and Cruze; one brother, Donnie Wilbanks and wife, Karen, Mountain View, Missouri; four sisters, Connie Dobbs and husband, Richard, West Plains, Missouri, Jeannie  Hayes, Independence,  Missouri, Nancy Huddleston and husband, Lyndell, Rover, Missouri and Donna Shannon and husband, John, Peace Valley, Missouri; and many nieces and nephews .


His parents preceded him in death.


Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, at Langston Street Chapel.  Memorial contributions may be made to Children’s Miracle Network and may be left at or mailed to Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, 211 West Main, West Plains, MO  65775. Online condolences may be expressed at