Vanoy Wilbanks, 78, of Monticello, passed away on December 10, 2019, at his home in Monticello.
He was born on January 22, 1941, in Mt. Pleasant, Texas to Pauline Anderson Slovak and the late Jude Wilbanks.
Mr. Wilbanks was a self-employed small business owner for 32 years and a Baptist. He was an avid hunter and fisherman but his real passion were his grandchildren. In addition to his father, he was also preceded in death by his first wife, Joyce Wilbanks; his daughter, Lisa Wilbanks; and his stepfather, Andy Anderson.
Survivors include his wife, Gloria Norris Wilbanks of Monticello; two sons, Tiger Wilbanks and wife Diane of Conway and Christopher Wilbanks and wife Jonnie of Rogers; his mother, Pauline Slovak of Scroggins, Texas; one brother, Gary Lavell Wilbanks of Monticello; a sister-in-law, June Carter of Bentonville; four stepchildren, seven grandchildren, two great grandchildren, twelve step grandchildren, eighteen step great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Graveside service will be Wednesday, December 11, at Pleasant Springs Cemetery at 1 p.m. Visitation will be Tuesday, December 10, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Stephenson-Dearman Chapel.
Memorials may be made to Arkansas Children’s Hospital and the American Cancer Society. The family would like to issue a special thank you to Arkansas Hospice for their excellent care.