Richard Donald “Dick” Wilbanks, 81 of Pendergrass, GA, passed away Sunday evening, December 12, 2021, at his home.

Born July 15, 1940, in Elizabeth, New Jersey, he was the son of the late Frank Foster and Louise Lee Redmond Wilbanks.  He was the brother of Patricia “Patsy” Wilbanks Jiménez. He served in the U S Army during the Vietnam War. He received his masters from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.  He had retired as a pilot attaining A-320 Captain. He flew for Skybus and America West. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus with a 4th Degree, and a member of ALPA.  He was a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Flowery Branch, GA.

He is survived by his wife Nina Wilbanks; two sons and daughter-in-law, Rick & Robin Wilbanks, Excelsior Springs, MO, and Rob Wilbanks of Phoenix, AZ.

Services will be 11am Thursday morning at the Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Flowery Branch.  Interment with military honors will follow at Cross Roads Baptist Church Cemetery. in Carnesville, GA.