Charles Wayne Wilbanks

March 28, 1934December 30, 2020

Charles Wilbanks, of Montgomery, AL, passed away at home on Wednesday, December 30, 2020, from complications of heart disease. He was preceded in death by his parents William Calvin Wilbanks and Effie Lee Lett Wilbanks; brothers, William Calvin Wilbanks, Elizabeth Wilbanks Leonard Coker, Lyward Collins Wilbanks, William Theris Wilbanks, Robert Frank Wilbanks.

He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years Barbara Sue Wilbanks; children, David C Wilbanks (Laurie), Kimberly S. Wilbanks Watkins (Charles III); grandsons, Charles L. Watkins IV, William C. Wilbanks, Britt W. Watkins and John N. Wilbanks; sisters Antoinette Wilbanks Ledbetter; Yvonne Wilbanks Howard Shelley; brothers, Daniel P. Wilbanks and Thomas N. Wilbanks;

After high school he began a long career serving his country, retiring from the USAF in 1994. A proud graduate of Auburn University and a member of a number of clubs and societies on campus. He was a member of Taylor Road Baptist Church and member of Sunday School Class 5-A. He was a treasured and generous husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He loved his grandsons dearly. They were the light of his life.

A graveside with military honors will be held at Alabama Heritage Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, January 4, 2020

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made in his honor to the Wounded Warriors, Montgomery Area Food Bank or the Alabama Baptist Children’s Homes.


  • Graveside Service

    Monday, January 4, 2021


Charles Wayne Wilbanks

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Bill Patterson

January 3, 2021

Sue, you and Charles were my favorite run into couple. No telling how many times through the years, we would run into each other at weddings, funerals, restaurants and Auburn sporting events. Since we all grew up in Tallassee and I knew both your families, we always had lots to talk about especially Auburn sports. My prayers and thoughts will be with you and your family.
Your friend Bill Patterson

Florence Morris

January 1, 2021

So sorry to hear of Mr. Wilbank's passing I do and will always remember most fondly the years I had the pleasure of loving on and tending to the residents at SHCC Appreciate all the kindness that the Wilbanks family extended to me May the Lord hold dear Ms. Sue close and comfort her heart at the temporary separation from her beloved Charles Because the Tomb is empty and Jesus is alive it is not good-bye just "see you later" God bless all who mourn~Prayerfully and with affection Florence Morris

Don Shannon

January 1, 2021

My favorite memory is getting to go to tallasseeover spring holidays and in the summer. Having Charles come to Montgomery to visit me. For first cousins, we got along well. My love and prayers to all the family.