Waymon A. Banks, 94, of Meadows of Dan, died on Wednesday, March 16, 2011. He was born in Carroll County on October 3, 1916, to the late Walter and Lila Jessup Banks. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Pauline Banks; four brothers Lonnie, Lloyd, Leonard, and Clayton Banks; and a sister Mamie Horton. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving in World War II and was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He was of Primitive Baptist faith. He worked as a building contractor and built many houses in the area. After retiring he enjoyed traveling and wood working building grandfather clocks and other wooden pieces for family and friends. Surviving are his daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Bill Keith, of Meadows of Dan; two grandsons, Kevin Keith and wife, Tabitha, of Bassett, and Todd Keith and wife, Jaclyn, of Hardy; four great-grandchildren, Madelyn, Mitchell, Mason, and Emma Keith; two sisters, Lucille Lewis, of Roanoke, and Mabel and husband, Ned Stanley, of Christiana, Pa.; and two sisters-in-law, Leola Banks, of Roanoke, and Edith Hutcherson, of Danville; and many nieces and nephews. The Funeral Service for Mr. Banks will be held at noon on Monday, March 21, 2011, at Reed Island Springs Baptist Church with Elder Edward Bowman officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with Military Rites by the Hillsville VFW Post 1115. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, if desired, memorials may be made to Twin County Hospice, P.O. Box 106, Galax, VA 24333. A guestbook is available online at www. vaughanguynnandmcgrady.comVaughan Guynn McGrady Chapel is serving the family.
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Published in Roanoke Times on Mar. 18, 2011