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Tommy Wilbanks (Idalou)

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“Tommy was a great man, and a gre as t coworker. He had a tremendous work ethic and was a fantastic investigator. My respects and prayers for his...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Mark Kirkpatrick - Lubbock, TX

“Tommy was always so kind to those around him. I appreciate him for the work he did as an officer for LPD. I worked at LCC but Tommy and I could...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Vernon Brown - Magnolia, TX

“My condolences. I'm glad I got to visit with him last week. He said he was 84. 84 is a pretty good run. Already missing him. Love that we have those...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Christopher White

“Light a candle for this handsome man ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: John Smith - Idalou, TX - Friend

“I'm so happy you came into my life over 10 years ago and I still have everything you've made me and every card you've sent. You will always hold a...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Ashley Barrick - Odessa, TX

“Kelly - I am so sorry for your loss. You are a wonderful tribute to a great Daddy and I know he will be missed. We will be with you in spirit...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Becky Speight - Rockwall, TX

“Rest in peace Tommy, you were a generous and all round good friend and man. RIP ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: John Tucker - Lubbock, TX


Tommy Wilbanks, age 84, formerly of Idalou, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family, on December 26, 2016. Funeral services will be held at 2:00P.M., Friday, December 30, 2016 at the Idalou Cemetery. Arrangements under the personal care of Moore-Rose Funeral Home of Idalou.

Tommy was born on August 26, 1932 in Lake Arthur, New Mexico to William Bradford and Rosa Lee (Bennett) Wilbanks. He attended school in New Mexico and Idalou where he graduated from Idalou High School. He honorably served his country as a member of the United States Navy, serving during the Korean Conflict.

He married Joan (Smith) Wilbanks on September 5, 1956 in New Mexico. She preceded him in death in February 1996. Tommy was proud to serve in law enforcement; he served for over 30 years as a police officer for the City of Lubbock, the Lubbock County Sheriff's Department and worked as security at South Plains Mall.

In his spare time Tommy enjoyed wood working.

Tommy is survived by his daughter, Kelly White and her husband B.J., brothers, Ed Wilbanks of Idalou and Pete Wilbanks of Maxwell, Florida, daughter-in-law, Jan Wilbanks of Midland, six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Joan Wilbanks, a son, Perry Lee Wilbanks, and brothers, Bill, Dan and Joe Wilbanks.

Online condolences may be made at www.moore-rose.com

Open visitation will be held Thursday from 12-5:00P.M., at the funeral home.