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In Memory Of Our Poets

Patrick Winston Wilbanks, Sr. (1945-2017) - Class Of 1963

Patrick Winston Wilbanks, Sr., 71, passed away on March 14, 2017, following a brief illness.

Pat was born in Montgomery, Alabama on August 8, 1945, to Ben Moon Wilbanks, Sr. and Elizabeth Cribbs Wilbanks. He was a graduate of Lanier High School and Huntingdon College. He was a member of the Montgomery Kiwanis Club and a longtime member of First United Methodist Church where he served on numerous boards.

Following a career in Mortgage Banking and Real Estate Development, Pat moved to Orange Beach, Alabama where he was a member of the Ono Men's Club, Bon Temps Cabrix Mardi Gras Krewe and Gulf Shores United Methodist Church.

During his retirement years, Pat could most often be found enjoying his family and friends, his two dogs, fried mullet, Orange Beach sunsets, and watching his two favorite sports teams, The Atlanta Braves and the University of Alabama.

Pat was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Ben Moon Wilbanks, Jr. He is survived by his wife of forty-nine years, Suzanne Mitchell Wilbanks, one son, Patrick Winston Wilbanks Jr. ( Corrie ) one daughter, Jeannie Paige Lay, one granddaughter, Hannah Ruth Lay, one sister, Sandra Wilbanks Davis, two sisters-in-law, Dawn Williamson Wilbanks and Jeannie Lou Mitchell, one brother-in-law, Stanley Charles Mitchell (Lodie) and ten nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on March 25, 10:00, at First United Methodist Church, Cloverdale Park, Montgomery.

Memorials may be made to: 

Stegall Seminary Scholarship Foundation
P O. Box 241661
Montgomery AL 36124-1661

Key Life Network Ministry
P.O. Box 945000
Maitland FL 32794

Youth Reach Boy's Ranch
P.O. Box 357
Summerdale AL 36580

Published in the Montgomery Advertiser from Mar. 23 to Mar. 24, 2017

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