Friday, January 18, 2019

James Olen Wilbanks –

James Olen Wilbanks, age 74 years, a resident of Vienna, Illinois, passed away unexpectedly Sunday evening, April 23, 2017, at 5:52 PM at his home.

James was born February 21, 1943 in Rosiclare, Illinois. He was the son of James L. “Lonnie” and Juanita (Tharp) Wilbanks.

James is survived by: 2 sisters – Lois Ross of Stuart, Florida and Connie (her husband, Tom) Herman of Panama City Beach, Florida, 5 nieces and a nephew.

In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by his beloved companion, Ruby Mayrene Fisher.

James had been employed as a factory welder.

Family and friends are invited to attend a graveside service honoring the life of James Wilbanks at 2 PM Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at the Glendale Cemetery in Pope County Illinois.

Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna.

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