GAINESVILLE - John George Wilbanks, Jr., 57, passed away Thursday, December 13, 2012.
He was born March 19, 1955, the son of John George and Lena Wilbanks, Sr. in Chatsworth, and was a member of Blackshear Place Baptist Church and Gideons International. He was a Career Prosecutor for the State of Georgia, receiving his Undergraduate Degree from Brenau University and Law Degree from the University of Georgia.
Survivors in addition to his parents include his wife of 28 years, Deborah Wilbanks, Gainesville; son and daughter-in-law, Matthew and Arlynn Wilbanks, Buford; son, Daniel Wilbanks, Chattanooga, Tenn.; daughter and son-in-law, Kym and Mike Newman, Gainesville; grandson, Nethan Hewell; brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Rhonda Wilbanks, Cohutta; sister and brother-in-law, Susan and Bill Smitherman, Dalton; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will hold a private funeral service and interment.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Georgia Baptist Children's Home, 505 Water Works Rd., Palmetto, GA 30268, (770) 463-3800 or Eagle Ranch, P.O. Box 7200, Chestnut Mountain, GA 30502.
Memorial Park South Funeral Home, Flowery Branch, is in charge of arrangements.
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