Thursday, June 30, 2016

A Creepy Story For Thursday...!

Some people can be really creepy and strange. Some of the crimes commited by folks like this go far beyond reason.

Sadly, many of the people affected by these crimes may be unaware that anything is wrong, and the crimes are only discovered after the fact Here is one of those stories.

Bobby Wilks

In 1988, Bobby Wilks was 51-years-old and he had been the funeral director at the Barber Funeral Home in Cross Plains, Tennessee, for at least 20 years. At the gravesites, Wilks would often advise the families of the deceased to not watch the lowering of the casket because it might be too difficult. Many families heeded his advice; after all, he was the expert when it came to funerals.

In October 1988, Wilks gave a family his usual gravesite spiel, and the pall bearers walked away from the gravesite of their deceased loved one, but kept Wilks in their sight. That’s when they saw Wilks throw some potted flowers into the grave and he didn’t put on the lid of the vault, a $375 add-on that Wilks had sold them. They went to the police and they arrested Wilks.

Once Wilks’ arrest made the news, other families filed complaints against him. The only way to check the claims was to exhume bodies that were buried by Wilks and 30 graves in all were dug up. Like the initial case that Wilks was arrested for, some of the graves were buried without vaults, but sadly, that was only the beginning and the least offensive thing he did. At least 10 coffins were stuffed with garbage like bottles, dirty diapers, used cans of dog food, and bags of hair. At least two coffins were buried on their side and one had an arm sticking out of the coffin. That suggests that Wilks didn’t lower the caskets, they were just dumped in. However, those people were lucky to get a casket. One man was buried without one. A gravedigger who helped exhume the bodies said that it was like Wilks was angry at the dead.

In October 1989, Wilks pleaded guilty to 48 different charges and was sentenced to 28 years and 11 months in prison.

You have to wonder just how messed up this man's mind was. How anyone could desecrate the dead like that just goes beyond crazy to me. I feel for the families involved, that's for sure! I got this story from Listverse.

Coffee out on the patio this morning.


linda m said...

That is just plain WRONG. Only a sick-minded person would desecrate the dead. Even archeological digs bother me as I feel they are desecrating the bodies of the long ago deceased. ( I know they are being respectful, but it still bothers me.) We should leave the dead to rest in peace. Would love coffee on the patio. Save my spot on the swing.

Chickenmom said...

Glad they caught that evil man. Unfortunately there are probably more like him out there.

HermitJim said...

Hey Linda...
In this case, I feel that the punishment wasn't near enough.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Hey Phyllis...
I'm sure that there are many more ready to take his place. Evil doesn't disappear, it just hides.
Thanks for coming over today!

JO said...

Disgusting to be so desrespectful and uncaring. I'm sure it was all about the money. He will have plenty of time to think about what he did. but then again he probably still doesn't care.

We have been hit with the monsoons big time since yesterday. See you all on the patio.

Dizzy-Dick said...

Why 28 years and 11 months and not just 29 years? Sometimes I don't understand the law.

Gorges Smythe said...

Be sure your sins will find you out.