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CHILLICOTHE: Jack Banks, 82, of Chillicothe, OH, died and entered the gates of Heaven, Thursday evening April 17, 2014, at Adena Regional Medical Center following a short illness.
He was born February 6, 1932, in Prestonsburg, KY, the son of the late Oscar and Mattie Adams Banks. On December 10, 1953, he was united in marriage to Bettie A. Blanton Banks, who survives.
Jack is also survived by sons, Bob (Debbie) Banks, Jack (Karen Finley) Banks, Jr., all of Chillicothe; four grandchildren, Rob Banks, C.J. (Amber) Banks, Nicole (Greg) Adkins and Natalie (Jeff Hill) Banks; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Dorothy Weese, of Lancaster, OH; many nieces and nephews; in-laws, Leonard Cornell, Joyce Blanton, Robert and Annie Blanton, Barbara Blanton, Anita and Terry Davis; and special friends, Jerry and Sherry Hanson.
He was predeceased by brothers, Thomas J. Banks, Dingus Banks and John Banks; and sisters, Edna Hyder, Mary Ruth Griffith and Helen Cornell.
Jack retired as a millwright from the Mead Chilpaco Paper Mill on May 1, 1996 and was a member of UPIU Local 988.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00pm Monday, April 21, at the Real Joy Community Fellowship Church, 56 Maple Ln., Chillicothe, with Pastor Tony Lambert officiating. Graveside services will be held at 3:30pm Monday in Ebenezer Cemetery, Gallia County, OH. Friends may call Monday from 11am until 1pm at the church.
Jack was a born again Christian for many years and was always willing to share the love of God and His word. Jack deeply loved and supported his family and will be remembered as the best husband, dad, grandpa, poppy and friend that you could ask for.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the
. His online guestbook is available at www.HallerFuneralHome.com
Haller Funeral Home
1661 Western Avenue
Chillicothe, OH 45601
Published in the Chillicothe Gazette on Apr. 19, 2014