Retired SFC Ray Banner went to heaven with the Lord on 4/24/2015. Eighty three precious years he was a loving son, brother, husband, dad, grandpa, great grandpa, uncle, friend and our hero. He served 22 years in the Military; fought in the Korean and Vietnam War. Ray is preceded in death by his parents: O.C. and Ida Banner, parents in law: Curtis and Georgia Bennett, Brothers: Gene, Guy, Larry, Ferrell, Eddie and Niles Banner. Sisters: Pauline and Love, Great-Granddaughter: Baby Stella, Brother in laws: Bobby C Bennett and wife Maddie and Wayne Bennett.
Ray leave behind wife of 64 years, Gladys. Two Daughters: Dawn and Angela. One Son: Todd and Daughter in law Misty. One Grandson: Rob Anderson and Granddaughter in law Jill. Two Great Grandchildren: Hannah and Jade. Brother in laws: Earl Bennett and wife Kathy, Gary Bennett and wife Janie. Brothers: Arnold and wife Sylvia, Gerald and wife, Elaine. Sister in law, Charlotte. Sister in law: Lib Schultz and husband Elmer. Sister in laws: Nancy and Frankie Banner; Shirley Bennett. Many nephews, nieces and cousins he leaves behind. Ray was greatly loved and will be missed greatly: we will all be together again soon.
The family request the honor of your presence as we offer tribute and remember the life of Ray Banner in a funeral service at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, April 29, 2015, In the Chapel of Valley Funeral Home. Reverend Jeremy Greene will officiate. A visitation period to share memories and offer support to the family will begin at 12:00 PM, and will continue until the service on Wednesday. The committal service will follow immediately at the Mausoleum Chapel of Evergreen Cemetery.
Condolences and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at www.valleyfuneralhome.net. These arrangements were made especially for the family and friends of Retired SFC Ray Banner through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave, Erwin, 423-743-9187.