Thursday, April 16, 2009

Floyd W. Wilbanks, 81, of Monett, passed away on April 8, 2009, at his home. He was born on Aug. 13, 1927, in Stover, son of Willard Floyd and Mary (Campbell) Wilbanks.

After graduating from Seligman School in 1945, he joined the United States Army and served in the Occupational Forces in Germany for two and a half years. On Aug. 15, 1954, he was united in marriage to Betty Ruth Ragland. For many years he owned and operated the D-X Service Station and Cafe in Seligman. He was also a carpenter working with Woodrow Skelton in the building trade for 20 years.

In 1965, he was baptized as one of Jehovah's Witnesses, serving as an elder in the Monett congregation. In 1970, he had the privilege of helping form the Cassville congregation.

Survivors include: his wife of 54 years, Betty Wilbanks, of Monett; one son, Dennis Wilbanks, of Cassville; two grandchildren; four greatgrandchildren; two brothers, Orval Wilbanks, of Washburn, and Paul Wilbanks; and three sisters, Helen Pryor, of Versailles, Alice Crimm, of Washburn, and Anna Coleman, of Cassville. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Marion Wilbanks.

Private family burial was held in the Seligman Cemetery in Seligman. Memorial services were held on Monday at the White Funeral Home in Cassville.Online condolences and webcasting of the funeral services may be found at www.whitefuneralhome.org.