Edward Eugene Wilbanks was born December 23, 1942 in Mountain View, Missouri to Mary A. (Justis) Willbanks and Eugene “Casey” Willbanks. He departed this life on July 10, 2014 at Mercy ER in Mountain View.
A memorial service was held Saturday July 12, 2014, 2:00 p.m. at Yarber Mortuary
Ed was united in marriage to Dorothy Nicholson in 1961 and their son, Jason, was born in 1975. Ed served two years in the U.S. Army and then was employed by the U.S. Army Reserves for 15 years. He spent most of his life in Springfield, Missouri.
Ed is survived by his wife, Dorothy; son, Jason of Springfield, MO; mother, Mary Willbanks of Mountain View; mother in law, May Tune of Mountain View; sister, Dixie and husband, Henry Neftzger, of Pryor, OK; and extended family and friends.
Ed was preceded in death by his father, Casey; and his grandparents, Agnes and Gilbert Justis, Irene Taylor, and Caney Wilbanks.