R. 'Smiley' Wilbanks 1929 - 2009
Ronald "Smiley" Wilbanks passed away March 21, 2009 at the age of 79. He was born November 19, 1929 in Inglewood, CA. He was a 19 year resident of Cornville, AZ. Ron was a 30 year fire fighter on the Manhatten Beach Fire Department. He is survived by his wife Laverne Wilbanks & her daughter Sherry Adame, his brother Richard Wilbanks, and grandson Matthew Adame. Ron was an active citizen as a board member on the Cornville/Page Springs Volunteer Fire Department, while living in Cornville. He was also the President of the Verde Valley Humane Society. The Neptune Society is supporting the family during this time. Information provided by family members.