George Wilbanks Obituary, Birmingham AL, Resident Passed Away

George Wilbanks Obituary, Birmingham AL, Resident Passed Away

George Wilbanks Obituary, Death – George Wilbanks The 18th of March, 1950, to the 22nd of January, 2023 On Sunday morning at the age of 72, George Eugene Wilbanks unexpectedly passed away. He was surrounded by his loving family at the time of his passing. In Alexander City, Alabama, on March 18, 1950, he was welcomed into the world by his parents, Nell and Robert Wilbanks. He grew up in a loving family environment with two brothers and two sisters.

After receiving his degree in 1972 from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, George worked a few short-term jobs before beginning what would become a career at Drummond Coal Company that would last 41 years and eventually lead to him being promoted to the position of President of Export Sales. George is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Bruhn Wilbanks, as well as his three children: Lydia (Lilly) Murphy Pauline Wilbanks, George (Dewey) Caffery Wilbanks, and Katy Alexander Fuller Wilbanks. George was well-known for his acerbic wit and generous heart.

Katy Alexander Fuller Wilbanks was the youngest of three children. The best way for him to indulge his passion for travel was to take his kids along and teach them everything he could about the world that he was already so knowledgeable about. Whenever he was at home, you could find him rewatching Alabama football games, spending time with his wife and family, or, more recently, playing golf with his cousin Sealy. His mother, Nell Fuller Wilbanks (1920-2004), and father, Robert Smith Wilbanks, Jr., passed away before George was born (1916-1995). In addition to his wife and children, he is survived by his brothers, Robert Wilbanks of Mobile, AL, and William Wilbanks of Alexander City, AL, as well as his sisters, Barbara Wilbanks Roberts of St. Louis, MO and Pauline (Polly) Wilbanks Comer of Eufaula, AL. Robert Wilbanks was born in Mobile, Alabama, and William Wilbanks was born in Alexander City, Alabama. He has a large number of nieces and nephews who all loved him very much and will miss him terribly.

Funeral services will be held at 11 o’clock in the morning on Friday, January 27, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Mountain Brook, Alabama. He was a proud member of the vestry at this church. The family will be available for visitation beginning at 10 in the morning. The day after the funeral, there will also be a visitation with the family held at the Alexander City Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made to two organizations that were very important to him: Children’s Harbor of Lake Martin and the Blantyre North Relief Project for the orphans of Malawi. Both of these organizations work to improve the lives of disadvantaged children in Malawi.


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