Carlton D. Banks

On April 14, 2013, God in his infinite wisdom called his son from his earthly home to his heavenly home.

Mr. Carlton David Banks, affectionately known as "David", was born on April 11, 1951, in Christiansburg. David's parents moved to Chesterfield in 1966. He was educated in the Chesterfield County school system and continued his education at John Tyler Community College and Virginia State University.

David enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, traveling, reading. He was very passionate about trains, Civil War history and he enjoyed going to shows pertaining to his hobbies. David was very articulate; he had a smooth, dynamic voice and was well known for his disc jockey work at several radio stations: WANT, WSSV and WHAP, just to name a few, for over 22 years. David was also employed as a case manager for the Commonwealth of Virginia Child Support Enforcement division.

In 1999, David and his family joined the Good Shepherd Baptist Church where he was a faithful member. He served diligently on the Trustee Ministry and the director of the Angel Food Ministry.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John F. Banks Sr. and Neva W. Banks.

David is survived by: his loving and devoted wife, Dorrie H. Banks; a daughter, Charmaine D. Winfield (Trenton) of Vista, Calif.; two brothers, John F. Banks Jr. of Richmond, and William E. Banks Sr. of Orlando, Fla.; three adopted sisters, Marcella Christian of Richmond, Claristine Moore of Petersburg, and Evelyn Weber of Springfield; four brothers-in-law, Otis Hewlett, (Gloria), Walter Hewlett (Reneé), Stephen Hewlett (Jeannie), and Ricky Hewlett (Arleen), all of Chesterfield; two sisters-in-law, Mary Murdock of Hopewell, and Billie Love Ragsdale of Oxon Hill, Md.; one aunt-in-law, Iver Watkins (which he thought of as a mother figure); and a host of nieces; nephews; cousins; other relatives; and friends.

A funeral service for Mr. Carlton David Banks will be held at 1 p.m., Monday, April 22, 2013, at Good Shepherd Baptist Church, 2223 S. Crater Road, Petersburg, the Rev. Jeffrey L. Reaves Sr., pastor, eulogist. The interment to follow at Dinwiddie Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends at 24400 Wedgewood Road, North Dinwiddie, and may be contacted by calling 804-732-5761.

Family members and friends are invited to pay final tribute to Mr. Banks at

Funeral Home

J M Wilkerson Funeral Establishment, Inc.
102 South Avenue  Petersburg, VA 23803

Published in The Progress-Index from Apr. 16 to Apr. 20, 2013