Donald Wayne Wilbanks

By  | February 24, 2022 | Filed under: Obituaries, Shackelford Funeral Home

Donald Wayne Wilbanks was born April 15, 1942 in McNairy County, TN, the son of the late Claude Wilbanks and Berniece Bass Wilbanks.

He was united in marriage to Mary Charlene Wren on December 20, 1963. He retired from Aqua Glass. He also worked as a sawmill worker, logger and chain link fence installer over the years. He loved spending time with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, watching them play ball and enjoying the outdoors with them. He also enjoyed riding four wheelers and gardening. He grew many watermelons and could fix anything.

Mr. Wilbanks departed this life on February 23, 2022 in Selmer, Tennessee at the age of 79 Years, 10 Months, 8 Days. He is survived by his wife, Mary Wilbanks of Selmer, TN; two sons, Ricky Wilbanks and wife Kim, Gary (Trap) Wilbanks all of Selmer, TN; a brother, Jerry Wilbanks and wife Louise of Ramer, TN; six grandchildren: Bonnie Gurley and husband Bruce of Selmer, TN, Robert Wilbanks and wife Shante of Selmer, TN, Waylon Wilbanks of Selmer, TN, Tuesday Wilbanks of Selmer, TN, Michelle Risner of Bethel Springs, TN, Brooke Mullins and husband Glenn of Finger, TN; thirteen great grandchildren: Ava Perkins, Lejay Joyner, Kaia Perkins, Brittany Gurley, Spencer James, Liza Jane Wilbanks, Hallie Wilbanks, Ansley Risner, Avery Risner, Sophia Gurley, Courtney Chyanne Miller, Charlie and Harper Mullins; a great-great-grandchild, Everleigh Miller of Bethel Springs, TN; and a host of nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Wilbanks was preceded in death by a sister, Billie Wilbanks King; four brothers: Sam (Junior), Paul, Fred and Glen Wilbanks; nephews: Ray, Richard, Ronnie and Kerry Neal Wilbanks; niece, Rhonda Gurnsey.

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