William A. Banks
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Barnardsville - William A. Banks, age 78, of Walker Creek Road, died Tuesday, June 24, 2014.
Mr. Banks was born June 27, 1935 in Buncombe County where he had lived all his life. William formerly worked at Meridian Metalcraft, Cheney Bigelo, and Mount Vernon Mills. He attended Chestnut Grove Baptist Church and had served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. Son of the late Ambrose and Dorothy Webb Banks, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Vernie Mason Banks who died in 2011; and his step-son, Charles Israel.
Surviving are his daughter, Janet Lynn Bilandzija of Meza, AZ; son, Billy Allen Banks of SD; step-daughter, Betty Israel of Leicester; daughter-in-law, Shirley Israel (wife of Charles) of Leicester; sister, Lillian Penley of Swannanoa; six grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and three step-great grandchildren.
His funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, June 30, 2014, in the Chapel of West Funeral Home, 17 Merrimon Ave., Weaverville, with Rev. Brad Willis officiating. Burial will be in West Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., Sunday, June 29, 2014 at the funeral home.
Flowers are welcome.
For those who desire, condolences may be offered to the family under Mr. Bank's obituary at www.WestFamilyFuneralServices.com.
West Funeral Home
17 Merrimon Avenue
Weaverville, NC 28787
Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times from June 27 to June 29, 2014