Herschel Loyd Wilbanks – Obituary

By  | September 15, 2015 | Filed under: Magnolia F. H., Obituaries

Herschel-Wilbanks-1442246529Herschel Loyd Wilbanks
Age: 91
Residence: Walnut, MS
Date of Death: September 14, 2015
Place of Death: Magnolia Regional Health Center
Location of Service: County Line Baptist Church ā€“ Walnut, MS
Date and Time: Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 2:00 P M
Officiating: Bro. Mike Johnson, Bro. W.L. Oaks and Charlie Browning
Cemetery: County Line Baptist Church Cemetery with Military Honors
Visitation: Tuesday, September 15, 2015 from 6:00 P M until 9:00 P M and Wednesday, September 16, 2015 from 10:00 A M until service time at County Line Baptist Church.

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: October 23, 1923
Church: He was a Baptist and a member of County Line Baptist Church
Occupation: He was a farmer and a surveyor for FSA Agriculture Office. Herschel served his country as a member of the U.S Army, 137th Infintry, 35th Division, Company C during WWII. Among his awards were EAME Theater ribbon w/ 4 Bronze Stars, WWII Victory Metal, 2 Purple Hearts, the French Legion Of Honor, The St. Marice Award and the Centurin Award.He was a member of Veterans of Foreign War, Blind Veterans Association, American Legion, Cattlemen Association, member of the Alcorn County School Board for 18 years, and Purple Heart Association. He was known for his intelligence, dry wit and for caring so much for everyone. He had honor and grace and was well loved and respected.

SURVIVOR INFORMATION
Son: Danny H. Wilbanks (Dorothy) of Walnut, MS
Daughter: Linda Newman (Glen) of Walnut, MS
6 Grandchildren: Tina Cooper (Keith), Telina Newman (Jeffery Ketchum), Brent Newman (Tonya), Amanda Wilbanks Humbers , Timothy Daniel Wilbanks (Kristi) and Melanie Wilbanks Todd
11 Great-Grandchildren: Austen Cooper, Eli Cooper, Ali Newman, Anzley Newman, Harleigh Newman, Savannah Humbers, Bradie Humbers, James Hugh Wilbanks, Jacob Wilbanks, Shelby Wilbanks and Jaxon Todd.
Special Aunt: Ottawa Dawkins – Ripley, MS

NUMEROUS NIECES, NEPHEWS, OTHER RELATIVES AND A HOST OF FRIENDS
PRECEDED IN DEATH
Wife: Francis Settlemires Wilbanks
Son: Loyd Hughey Wilbanks
Father: Loyd Wilbanks
Mother: Leola Hughey Wilbanks
Brother: Horace Wilbanks
Sister: Marie Wilbanks
Sister-in-Law: Jettie Wilbamks
Step-Mother: Willard Wilbanks
ONLINE CONDOLENCES CAN BE LEFT AT WWW.MAGNOLIAFUNERALHOME.NET

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