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Adam Joseph Banks Jr.

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Adam Joseph Banks Jr. Obituary
ADAM JOSEPH BANKS,JR, Born on March 20, 1935 in New Orleans, Louisiana, born to Mary Rose and Adam Banks, Sr. He passed away at Hemet Hospital on July 17, 2014. Adam attended St. Augustine High School in New Orleans, La. He played sports throughout his four years graduating in 1955. Because of his love of sports and athletic ability, he was recruited by Grambling State College's basketball coaching staff. Before the start of the freshman season, Adam decided it was time to walk off the field and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. While serving as a Marine, he was stationed in Vietnam, where he was awarded the Silver Star for bravery in action. After, twenty-years of service to his country, Adam was honorably discharged as a 1st. Sergeant and attended Palomar College in San Marcos, California where he earned his Associate Degree. After which, he embarked on his second career as a federal employee working at Camp Pendleton Commissary, where he rose through the ranks and became the manager of his department. Adam eventually retired from his position after fifteen years of service. Adam and his wife retired and moved to San Jacinto, California. He stayed active within his community while coveting the time spent with his grandchildren. If not home you could find him in attendance at San Jacinto College rooting for the home team. Due to his community support and love of sports, he was asked to throw out the first pitch for the opening of the 2013 baseball season. This honor was given to him for his individual support as well as a tribute to honor him as a Veteran. He instilled in his family the love for one another and constantly shared his wisdom with those he loved by saying, "Everyone needs to feel Needed, Love, Understood, Respected, and Appreciated." And before you left his presence, you were always wished "God Speed" for a safe return and safe travels. Today, the family would like to honor the memory of Adam Joseph Banks, Jr. by wishing him "God Speed" on his journey back to his creator. Adam is survived by wife of fifty-one years, Delores Banks; daughters, Karen (Ravenel) Wimberly, Djuan Jester, Robbin Banks; son, Adam (Kristi) Joseph Banks, III.; sisters: Marion Kennedy, Leilia (Art) Leahy, Wardah Haqq; brothers: Peter (Edrena) Banks, sister-in-law, Marion Dukes, and brother-in- law, Warren (Frances) Carter. Adam was preceded in death by brothers: Richmond, Lavene, and August Banks. Adam has nine grandchildren and two great-grandsons. He leaves behind a host of nieces and nephews, family and friends.


Published in Press-Enterprise on July 27, 2014
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