• Arch L. Heady & Son Funeral Directors
    Louisville, KY
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Mr. Perry "Pete" Bankson 1949 - 2010
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Monday, June 09, 2014
Pete and I were roommates briefly while going through SIU's aviation tech program. We all graduated and headed off on our career paths and sadly never really crossed paths again. But the time we spent together, working on planes and flying them, buzzing other buddies and just having a grand old time will certainly be remembered as the some of the best times of our lives. Please accept my condolences for your loss. Pete really was a very special person in so many ways.
Wednesday, August 03, 2011
Pete Bankson was a dear friend of mine. I am so sad in his passing as I just read about it today .. "Pete the Pilot" taught me many things about flying and life in general.
Pete worked for my father in Illinois as a corporate pilot and he learned to fly his first lear jet as pilot in command of my father's aircraft.. I remember the super cubs Pete and Ron Anderson use to rebuild.. We went flying many times on weekends playing hide and seek with them.. Omg..We had so many good times, as Pete was like our family member growing up. Always a genuine professional and a true gentleman.Pete Bankson, I will always remember you and so thankful that you were a part of my life. I will never forget you my friend!!
Michael Herschberger
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Marnie, Marcy & Tracy - I was so sad to hear of Pete's passing. You all have been and will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. I'm so glad we got to spend time together in '08. I love you all.
Sunday, March 07, 2010
Marnie, Tracy, Pete's family: You are in my thoughts & prayers in your time of loss. Pete was a special kid & I know that he was a remarkable man. Sincerely, Kay (Howell) Fritch
Sunday, March 07, 2010
Marcy and Marnie, I only had the chance to know Perry for a few days and he made a lasting impression. I hope you and the rest of the family are doing well.
Sunday, March 07, 2010
Marnie, Tracy & Marcy - Trish & I are sorry to hear about Pete's passing. All of you will be in our prayers. There are alot of good memories with all of us.
Sunday, March 07, 2010
Marnie, Tracy, and Pete's family

You all are in my thoughts and prayers.
Saturday, March 06, 2010
Marnie, Marcy and Tracy - Our family is keeping all of you in our prayers. It was just a couple of months ago, we were looking at the 1965 Yearbook. There stood side by side, Ken, Marcy and Pete. We are so thankful for the sweet memories.
Saturday, March 06, 2010
I was deeply saddened to learn of Pete's passing. May God's peace that passes all understanding sustain you during this difficult time, and may your grief be replaced with fond memories that will live in your hearts forever. You have my sincere sympathy.
Saturday, March 06, 2010
Sorry for your loss,Pete was a great friend to all who knew him.
Saturday, March 06, 2010
Hallye, Lesly,
Your father was so proud of you girls. You both gave him such joy and happiness.
Deepest Sympathy,
"Aunt Beverly" Detroy
Saturday, March 06, 2010
Sorry to learn of Pete's passing.

From the class of '68,
Joe Zeeb
Saturday, March 06, 2010
Love, prayer and sympathy to you in this tragic loss. Too young.Pete was a super upperclassman and an awesome BB player.
Dan Sutton, class of 1970
Friday, March 05, 2010
Pete's Family and Marcy,
Sorry for your loss.
Mike Damery
Friday, March 05, 2010
Lesly, We are so sorry for your loss. We know that you just can not
prepare for these things but your Dad won't suffer anymore. Wish
that we could be with you.
All our love.
deb & Web
Friday, March 05, 2010
"My heart goes out to the family, nothing can replace the wonderful memories that I have of Pete in our schools days.I'll always keep him alive with the stories that we shared growing up in Blue Mound.God Bless all that knew him.
Randy & Sandy Carr (Yukon,Oklahoma)
Friday, March 05, 2010
To Pete's entire Family - I knew him all his life and knew how proud he was of you, treasure your time together!
Marcy, Marnie & Tracy - Pete was one of a kind, really smart (just like his Dad & Mom) - we never lost touch over the years - you have my thanks to you for being there for him!
Friday, March 05, 2010
Great memories of high school days and more recently we enjoyed class reunions. Pete was always full of stories and we are so glad Pete made it to our 40th class reunion in 2008. Our sincere sympathy to all the family and his and our special friend, Marcy.
Thursday, March 04, 2010
Marcy, Marnie and Tracy--I am sorry that I won't be able to attend Pete's visitation on Saturday. Family functions will keep me in Illinois. You are all in my prayers. Although we haven't stayed as close over the years as we should have; my memories of the great times Pete and I had in our younger years will always be treasured. Kim
Thursday, March 04, 2010
Too young, too soon. My thoughts and prayers are with you, family, and close friends.

Bob Willis, 1968 Classmate
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