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John D. Banks

John D. Banks, age 80, passed away on Sunday, June 28, 2015, at his home. He was a native of Unicoi County and a son of the late Roy D and Bessie Duggan Banks. Mr. Banks served in the United States Navy and was of the Baptist faith. He was employed by Casket Plant, Magnavox and Whites Grocery. In addition to his parents, John is preceded in death by his wife, Myrtle Elizabeth Gillis Banks in 2012, Sister: Dorothy Banks Hughes and Brother: Bill Banks.
John has left behind to cherish his memories:
Son: John D Banks, Jr of Erwin
Brothers: Charles “Red” Banks of Erwin
Wesley Banks of Erwin
Robert Banks of Erwin
Sisters: Jean Banks Brewer of Milton, Fl
Ann Banks Browder of Unicoi
Carolyn Banks Turner of Erwin
Several Nieces and Nephews
Several close friends and neighbors

The family respectfully requests the honor of your presence as we offer tribute and remember the life of John Banks in a funeral service to be held at 7:00 PM on Thursday, July 2, 2015 in the Chapel of Valley Funeral Home. Reverend Bernie Jones will officiate. A visitation period to share memories and offer support to the family will begin at 5:00 PM and continue until service time on Thursday, July 2, 2015 at Valley Funeral Home. A committal service will be at 11 AM Friday, July 3, 2015, at Evergreen Cemetery. Those attending will meet at Valley Funeral Home at 10:30 AM to go in procession to Evergreen Cemetery on Friday.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at These arrangements were made especially for the family and friends of John D. Banks through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave, Erwin, 423-743-9187.