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Thomas Arthur Wilbanks

November 12, 1944 ~ March 29, 2022 (age 77)

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Thomas Arthur Wilbanks, 77, resident of the Falkner community, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, March 29, 2022, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth, MS.
  A Celebration of Life honoring Mr. Wilbanks will be at 11 AM Friday, April 1, in the Heritage Chapel of Ripley Funeral Home with Bro. Warren Harrell and Bro. Gary Porterfield officiating. Visitation will be from 5PM until 8PM Thursday, March 31.  A Graveside Service will follow at Liberty Cemetery near Falkner.
  Mr. Wilbanks was born November 12, 1944, in Ashland, MS, the son of the late Lawrence Edgar and Mavis Veloris Caviness Wilbanks. Mr. Wilbanks was a valued employee with the Tippah County Board of Supervisors before his retirement and helped with his son's business, Wilbanks Land Improvements in Walnut.
  A Christian, affectionately known as "Uncle Bub" was a gentle, kind man, who impacted his family and friends deeply by his Christian values and strong moral compass. He served the Lord with humility and was a true man of God that loved his family unconditionally. Mr. Wilbanks served not to be noticed, but to do what is right. One of his favorite sayings was "Keep on, Keeping on".
  An avid fisherman, Mr. Wilbanks also enjoyed running heavy equipment, hunting, woodworking, watching John Wayne and Clint Eastwood movies on television. He will be greatly missed by those that knew and loved him.
  Those left to cherish his memories include his wife of 35 years, Nada Chapman Wilbanks, three daughters, Laura Parvin (Darl) of Biggersville, Gail Lambert (Jeff) of Falkner, and Carrie WIlliams of Ashland, one son, Tommy Wilbanks (Kissie) of Walnut, three sisters, Shelia Smith (Larry), Sue Wasson, Diane Hilliard (Dorsie), one brother, Joe Wilbanks (Zingara), twelve grandchildren and eighteen great- grandchildren.
   Mr. Wilbanks is also preceded in death by one sister, Lou Surber, two brothers, Otis and Dennis Wilbanks.
  Ripley Funeral Home invites you to share memories with the Wilbanks family.

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March 31, 2022

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Heritage Chapel of Ripley Funeal Home

Funeral Service
April 1, 2022

11:00 AM
Heritage Chapel of Ripley Funeral