Charles Red Banks, age 85, of Erwin, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 4, 2015 at Johnson City Medical Center. He was a native of Unicoi County and a son of the late Nola Edwards Banks and Roy and Bessie Banks. Charles was a veteran of the United States Army and a devoted family and business man. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church for many years and his family was his true love. In addition to his parents, Charles is preceded in death by his son: Greg Banks, grandson: Joseph Banks, brothers: Johnny and Billy Banks, sister: Dorothy Hughes.
He leaves behind to cherish his memories:
Loving wife of 62 years: Geraldine Banks
Daughter: Debbie Blankenship and husband Steve, of Erwin
Sons: Roland Banks of Erwin
Don Banks of Erwin
Brothers: Bobby Banks of Erwin
Wesley Banks of Erwin
Sisters: Jean Brewer of Milton, FL
Ann Browder of Erwin
Carolyn Turner of Erwin
Sister-In-Law: Peggy Banks of Piney Flats
Grandchildren: Ryan Blankenship and his wife Holly of Erwin
Lyndsey Brackins and her husband Justin of Erwin
Capt. Nicholas Banks of Erwin
Casey Evans and her husband Eddie of Erwin
Kristen Banks of Erwin
Benjamin Banks of Erwin
Roland M. Banks of Erwin
Great-Grandchildren: Morgan, Zoey, Noah, and Mason
Several Nieces and Nephews
The family respectfully requests the honor of your presence as we offer tribute and remember the life of Charles Banks in a funeral service to be held at 7:00 PM, Thursday, October 8, 2015, at Calvary Baptist Church, 540 Adams Street, Erwin, TN .37650. His children and grandchildren will be delivering eulogies and music will be provided by Gary Amos. A visitation period to share memories and offer support to the family will begin at 5:00 PM and will continue until service time on Thursday at the Church. A committal service will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, October 9, 2015 at Evergreen Cemetery. Those who wish to attend are asked to meet at Valley Funeral Home on Friday by 1:30 PM to go in procession to the cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family ask that donations be made to the Calvary Baptist Church Family Life Center Fund. 540 Adams Street, Erwin, TN 37650
Condolences and memories may be shared with the family through our website at www.valleyfuneralhome.net.These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Charles Red Banks through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin, TN, 423-743-9187.