Blaine W. Banks, age 93, of Barnardsville died peacefully at home Wednesday, May 24, 2017 surrounded by the love of his family; whom he loved dearly.
Mr. Banks was born March 31, 1924 in Buncombe County. He was a farmer all of his life and a veteran of World War II where he served in the U.S. Navy.
Blaine was the son of the late Edward M. and Elizabeth D. Scott Banks. He was preceded in death by brothers, Scott, Parks, Frazier and Mack Banks; sisters, Joyce Banks and Leora Shope. Blaine was married to Betty Edwards Banks one month short of 67 years.
Surviving in addition to his wife are his sons, Terry W. Banks and wife Karen of Barnardsville, Ivan B. Banks and wife Anne of Petroleum, WV, Chris L. Banks and wife Lorrie of Barnardsville and Jeremy L. Banks and wife Candice of Albuquerque, NM; sisters-in-law, Carolyn “Tillie” Banks, Carol Banks and Mildred Banks all of Barnardsville; brother, Fred Banks and wife Ruth of Midway, TN; grandchildren, Josh, Zach and Isaiah Banks, Terica Honeycutt, Kerry Tomberlin, Blaine and Ben Banks, Caroline Depriest, Brandon Banks, Marshall, Madeline, Meredith and Miles Banks; step-grandchildren, Ella, Ethan and Aiden; and fifteen great-grandchildren; special niece, Sandy Wells and husband Bruce; special friend, Ronald Harwood; and special caregivers, Chris and Lorrie Banks and John Judd.
His funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, May 28, 2017, in the Chapel of West Funeral Home, 17 Merrimon Ave., Weaverville, with Reverend Richard Hicks officiating. Burial will be in West Memorial Park with military honors.
The family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Saturday at the funeral home.
At other times, the family will be at the residence, 1240 Dillingham Road, Barnardsville, NC 28709.
The family would like to thank our extended community family for all their thoughts, prayers and support through our loved ones sickness. A special thanks to Madison Home Care and Hospice.
Flowers are acceptable and appreciated or memorial contributions may be made to Dillingham Presbyterian Church, 16 Stoney Fork Road, Barnardsville, NC 28709.
For those who desire, condolences may be offered to the family under Mr. Bank’s obituary at www.WestFamilyFuneralServices.com.
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So sorry for your loss! Mr Banks was always a good friend & loved by our family. God has a special angel.
Submitted by Sheila Golden Boone on May 29 2017 08:09:56 AM
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Our prayers are with you. Ed and Jane Maney
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Blaine was a sweet kind person and he will be missed dearly and we are praying for the banks family. Love the Hensley
Submitted by McKenzie banks on May 27 2017 12:59:24 PM
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A good neighbor & friend, always there to help. Please accept our most sincere condolences.
Submitted by Arrachme & Peter Collins on May 27 2017 08:10:48 AM
Prays to u all
Submitted by Patricia franklin on May 26 2017 09:19:56 PM
Blaine was a great man and did lots of great things for this community.He will be greatly missed and y'all are in our prayers
Submitted by Vandez riddle and family on May 26 2017 05:59:35 PM
Chris,Lorrie,Brandon and Ellie Banks and entire Banks family. Thinking of you and wishing you moments of peace and comfort as you remember a good and wonderful man, we are mourning his passing with you. With deepest sympathy Gloria and Steve Conery.
Submitted by Gloria and Steve Conery on May 26 2017 03:35:38 PM
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