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Robert Banks

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TUXEDO - Robert "Bobby" Banks, 63, of Tuxedo, died Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at the Elizabeth House.

A native and lifelong resident of Henderson County, he was the son of the late James Everett Banks Sr. He is also preceded in death by a stepmother, Dixie Banks; two brothers, James Everett Banks Jr. and Chad Golightly; and two sisters, Wanda Knight and Ruth Pettet.

Bobby worked many years for Mintz Builders and was a member of Mtn. View Baptist Church in Tuxedo. To know him was to love him.

He is survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Vanessa Beddingfield Banks; four children, Kim Deaton of Hendersonville, Shane Baker and his wife, Sybilla, of Fort Stockton, Texas, Lisa Gordon and her husband, Shawn, and Jason Baker and his wife, Amanda, all of Tuxedo; his mother, Helen Coffee; eight grandchildren, Haley and Chloe Deaton, Cameron and Mikayla Baker, Sianna and Garrett Gordon, and Faith and Blake Baker; five siblings, Ernest Banks, Preston Golightly, Timmy Banks, Jackie Morrow, and Darlene Putnam; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 14, 2013, at Mtn. View Baptist Church in Tuxedo with the Rev. Sherrill Moore officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 3:30 p.m. prior to the service at the church.

An online register book and sympathy card is available by visiting www.forestlawnhendersonville. com.

Forest Lawn Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Published in The Times-News from Apr. 12 to Apr. 13, 2013