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HERBERT LEE BANKS, 74, passed away on Saturday, July 25, 2020, at home. Born in Cape Girar -deau, Mo. April 13, 1946, he was a son of the late Nathaniel Banks and the late Louise Payton. Herb retired from the USPS after over 35 years of service. Herb served in the U.S. Army from 1964-1967. Herb was a past two-term President of the APWU Local 286 and has been for over a decade, a State Business Agent for the IPWU. Herb's favorite pastimes were his love of playing, writing and listening to music, playing chess, playing pool, maintaining the family home, taking care of the family pets, being his loving wife's best friend, visiting with beloved family and dear best friends and giving God all the glory. He will be remembered for his heartwarming smile and for being a truly great guy. He is survived by his loving wife, Jane Banks; daughters, Sherry White, Sheryl White, Monica Luckett, MarieBeth (Jeffrey) Marsh, Allison (Kobie) Watkins; son, Dellan (Cynthia) Banks; sisters, Beverly (Paul) Shelton, Andrea (Carlton) Farrie, and Margie Flowers; brothers, Mark (Dorletta) Payton, Galen Bailey, Jeffrey (Beth) Wilson; many beloved aunts, uncles, cousins, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandson; sisters-in-law, Jeanne (Colby) Holmes, Judy Baumgartner; brother-in-law, James (Lila) Ridlen. He was preceded in death by his father, Nathaniel Banks; mother, Louise Payton; stepfather, Andy Payton; and brother, Nathaniel Banks, Jr. A private immediate family service has been scheduled. Interment at Lindenwood Cemetery of Fort Wayne. Arrangements have been entrusted to Fairhaven Funeral Home and Cremation Services, to sign the online guestbook visit www.fairhavenfortwayne.com

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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Aug. 2, 2020.
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August 6, 2020
Cecelia and I both remember Herb from Central High School. He was a smooth brother, good athlete and had such a warm personality. Always with a smile and a good word for his friends. He will be missed, however it’s so good to know he knew GOD To his family,” continue to trust GOD & thank & praise HIM for a life well lived. Our prayers and most heartfelt condolences to all of Herbs family.
James Graham
August 2, 2020
I remember Herb from high school and always figured he'd have a great life which it seems. He was always gracious when I seen him, a smile and a hello. Never seen nor heard anything bad about him. My condolences to the family upon their loss, prayers for the family's comfort getting through these times, God bless,.......!!
Acie Chapman, Fort Wayne, Indiana
August 2, 2020
I am deeply saddened to hear of Herb’s passing. I’ve know him since the late 60’s. He and I worked together at International Harvester, and as friends, we hunted together. Although I seldom saw him, there was always something to remind me of the times we spent together as friends and coworkers.
Curtis Baylor
August 2, 2020
So sorry for your loss. I meet Herb in 1997 working nights at the Post OffIce . Then I had the pleasure working with him again at the Centinnal Post Office. Herb was always kind , an always had a smile for you.
Shirley Voglewede
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