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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Y'all are continually in our thoughts and prayers. Love and Hugs all around. All our love, Jason, Sarah, and Lucy
Submitted by Sarah Merrill on May 26 2017 01:25:57 PM
Ivan, Anne & Banks Family,
Sending many special prayers and thoughts your way. Wish we could be there with you but there in spirit as we have been and always will be.
Bob and Tina (Warren) Auman
Submitted by Tina Auman on May 26 2017 12:17:52 PM
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Dear Betty and Banks Family,
It's been years since I've seen any of you but I remember each of you fondly. My late husband , Bobby always thought the world of Blaine, Betty and family.
Prayers for each of you you to hold happy memories in your heats and find comfort in knowing there are others keeping you in prayer.
With my love and Deepest Sympathy,
Submitted by Judy Carson Pate on May 26 2017 09:53:06 AM
We love you Grandpa and will miss you more than we could ever put into words and we are so thankful for the wonderful time we had with you.
Submitted by Brandon, Haley and sweet Ellie. on May 25 2017 11:58:33 PM
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Reba Collins lit a candle on May 25 2017 10:37:00 PM
My thoughts and prayers are with the whole Banks family during this time. I'm so sorry for your loss, Blaine was a very sweet man. I'm thankful to have gotten to spend time with him and Betty throughout the years during my visits to Barnardsville to visit my sister Lorrie and Chris Banks. Lots of love and prayers for this beautiful family, May God Bless each and everyone of you.
Submitted by Reba Collins on May 25 2017 10:33:37 PM
Chris, Lorrie and family,
Sending you our sympathy and love during this time.
Submitted by Freda & Steve Woody on May 25 2017 10:06:54 PM
Dearest family, Our hearts are heavy, yet we rejoice in the certainty that Blaine is healed of his physical ailments & shares Heaven with his Father. I'm sure Granny Banks & Daddy were there to greet him. His big smile & even bigger heart will always be remembered. Our love & prayers for this difficult time.
Submitted by Kim and Danny Ray on May 25 2017 09:06:53 PM
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