CHILLICOTHE — Jack Banks, 82, of Chillicothe, died Thursday, April 17, 2014, at Adena Regional Medical Center following a short illness.
He was born Feb. 6, 1932, in Prestonsburg, Ky., the son of the late Oscar and Mattie Adams Banks. On Dec. 10, 1953, he was united in marriage to Bettie A. Blanton Banks, who survives.
Jack is also survived by sons Bob (Debbie) Banks, and 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, Ohio; many nieces and nephews; in-laws Leonard Cornell, Joyce Blanton, Robert and Annie Blanton, Barbara Blanton, and Anita and Terry Davis; and special friends Jerry and Sherry Hanson.
He was preceded in death 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 Mead Chilpaco on May 1, 1996, and was a member of UPIU Local 988.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday, April 21, 2014, at Real Joy Community Fellowship Church, 56 Maple Lane, in Chillicothe, with Pastor Tony Lambert officiating. Graveside services will be 3:30 p.m. Monday, April 21, 2014, in Ebenezer Cemetery, in Gallia County. Friends may call Monday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. 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.