Ronnie “Kenneth” Wilbanks, age 79, of Baldwin, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 4, 2021.
Mr. Wilbanks was born on January 31, 1942, to the late G.T. and Ruth Ayers Wilbanks. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Franklin “Frank” Wilbanks; and grandchild, Kyle Wilbanks. Mr. Wilbanks was a member of Lamar Christian Church. Kenneth loved to spend time with his Antique John Deere Tractor; he put it in many parades and tractor shows. He also enjoyed going fishing. Kenneth was also known for his famous Brunswick stew, that many enjoyed. Kenneth was known to his grandchildren as “Papa”, he loved them very much and enjoyed spending time with them.
Survivors include his loving wife of 56 years, Gloria Payne Wilbanks, of Baldwin; son and daughter-in-law, Todd and Stephanie Wilbanks, of Baldwin; daughter and son-in-law, Megan and Brent Wade, of Toccoa; grandchildren, DeLayla Wade, Sara Wilbanks; brother and sister-in-law, Marshal and Joy Wilbanks, of Baldwin; sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Karl Harris, of Demorest; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside Services will be held at 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 7, 2021, at the Lamar Christian Church Cemetery with Pastor Matthew Fisher officiating.
Due to concerns around COVID-19, Mr. Wilbanks will lie in state at the funeral home from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday, September 6, 2021, for those that wish to pay their respects.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, September 6, 2021, at the Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, the family request that in Kenneth’s Memory please Thank a Nurse for their service during the pandemic.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Whitfield Funeral Homes & Crematory, South Chapel at 1370 Industrial Boulevard, Baldwin, Georgia 30511. Telephone: 706-778-7123