Philip Jeffrey Banks August 15, 1949 October 4, 2013 Philip is at peace after a battle with cancer. Phil was born on August 15, 1949 to Jerry and Connie Banks. In Philip's short life he accomplished many things. He graduated from South High School in 1967 and shortly after joined the Army. He spent much of his service in Vietnam with the 25th. Infantry Division where he earned the Bronze Star and Army Commendation Medals. Philip also worked for Mobil Oil and retired from Aera Energy Service Company after 30 years. He left behind his parents Jerry and Connie Banks; sister, Deborah Wilson and Bill Wilson, brother, Mark and Kim Banks; nephews, Tyson Turner, wife Jessica and their children Calista and Jacob, James Banks; niece, Kari Banks; numerous cousins, family members and friends. Military services will be held in Philip's honor at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday October 23, 2013 at Bakersfield National Cemetery. A Celebration of Life will follow at 3312 Moss Street, Bakersfield, CA 93312. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the
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Published in Bakersfield Californian on Oct. 18, 2013