Thomas Banks
1937 - 2020
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Thomas Clinton Banks Sr., age 83, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on May 20, 2020 at 12:25 am. He was born on February 28, 1937 in Glennville, GA to the late James Rufus Banks Sr. and Molly Moody Banks. He is preceded in death by his parents James Rufus Banks Sr. and Molly Moody Banks. Three brothers James Rufus Banks Jr., Willis Bryant Banks, Patrick Henry Banks and two sisters Maxine Banks England, and Regina Banks Thorton. He is survived by one brother Richard Gary Banks and one sister Betty Kicklighter, his wife Chichi Waters Banks of 50 years. Two sons Thomas Clinton Banks Jr. (Louise) and Brian Jason Banks. One daughter Debi Banks Lamprecht. Four grandchildren Courtney Banks Truster, (Matthew) Kasey Lamprecht McClendon (Mike) Firefighter, Brent Lamprecht and Amber Wimberley. Three great-grandchildren Zachariah McClendon, Madilyn Stroh and Lakelyn Banks Truster. As well as many nieces and nephews. Thomas Clinton Banks Sr. graduated from Glennville High School in 1955 after which he moved to Jacksonville, Fl. Where he lived until his death. He was employed by the city of Jacksonville Fire & Rescue Department for 30 years retiring as a Captain in 1996. Thomas was a 32-degree Mason and member and part-master of the Oceanway Lodge #408 F & AM, the York Rite & the Morocco Shrine. He loved sports, hunting and fishing. The Visitation will be held in the Chapel of Cedar Bay Funeral Home, 405 New Berlin Rd, Jacksonville, from 4pm until 6pm Saturday evening May 23, 2020. Graveside services with Masonic Rights will be on Sunday May 24, 2020 at 11:00 AM in Glennville City Cemetery, Glennville, GA. Cedar Bay Funeral Home Jacksonville is in charge of the arrangements.
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Published in Florida Times-Union from May 21 to May 22, 2020.
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Graveside service
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Glennville City Cemetery
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May 23, 2020
I never had the opportunity to work with Capt. Banks, but I remember him to be a fair and dedicated member of JFRD. May he rest in the peace of our Lord and Savior.
Ken Howell
May 22, 2020
I was sorry to hear about the passing away of Captain Banks. We worked together on the Jacksonville Fire/Rescue. May he Rest In Peace.
Danny Ingle
May 22, 2020
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May 22, 2020
May you rest in Peace.
Ella M. Whitaker
May 22, 2020
My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family and especially his daughter Debi. Debi I know how much your Daddy meant to you and you always did everything you could for him. You were truly an amazing daughter and your children were amazing grandchildren to your Dad. I have been around for many years and your Daddy loved your cooking and you made sure he had his favorites quite frequently. You will have an angel watching over you now and seeing on a daily basis what an amazing woman his daughter is to so many.
May 22, 2020
Chichi and family,
Sending prayers your way, so sorry to hear of T.C.'s passing.
He was a great guy and friend to all.
God Bless and be with you,
Janice (Jones) and Ray Laughter
Janice Jones Laughter
May 22, 2020
The times I had the privilege to be in the presence of TC, I quickly learned he had Always been an honorable, hardworking man who put his family above everything else.
My daughter in law, Courtney loved her Papa with all of her heart and often spoke of her adventures growing up with him and Nana. My only regret is that he didnt get a chance to meet his newest great grandchild, Lakelyn Banks Truster but she will carry his name forever. ❤
Kathryn Truster
May 22, 2020
Love my Daddy!
To my Dad: I will miss you always. I will miss our talks, our secrets, your wisdom and your love. I am the person I am today because of you and I am truly grateful.

You are the strongest man I have ever known and so thankful you are no longer in pain.

I will miss you forever but WILL see you again. What a glorious day that will be.

Forever, Your Princess
Debi Banks Lamprecht
May 22, 2020
Chichi and family,
So sad to hear of T.C's passing .
Sending prayers to you and all the family.
You and T.C . were good neighbors in San Mateo.
May he Rest in Peace.

Virginia Jones and Ryan Blackwell
Virginia Jones
May 22, 2020
My Papa was the greatest man in this world. I dont know how Ill find strength to be without him in my world but I pray he watches over me forever. I love you Papa!
Courtney Banks Truster
May 22, 2020
Retired Fire Captain T. C. Banks served his City with 30 years of dedicated service. During his early career, T. C. was a very active Member of the Jacksonville Association of Fire Fighters. He also served his fellow man with his membership and leadership in the Oceanview Lodge. Rest in peace T. C., your earthly journey is complete.
John J Keane
May 21, 2020
Rest in God's Care T.C. .
Thank you for your Service as a First Responder .
You will be remembered as a great guy who loved his family and friends.
Prayers to Chichi and all the family.
God Bless you all,
Brenda Jones Whitehead
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