Obituary: James Walker Banks

March 22, 1940 – December 18, 2019

James Walker Banks, 79, of Mitchell, passed away at 1:15 a.m. on Wednesday, December 18, 2019, at his residence.

Born March 22, 1940, in Lawrence Co., he was the son of Avery and Iva (Walker) Banks. He married Janice M. Perry on March 4, 1961, and she survives. He retired as an over the road truck driver for Yellow Freight System.

Survivors include his wife, Janice, of Mitchell; four children, Tony Banks, of Mitchell, Terri Kilgore and husband, Ray, of Bryant, AR, Cindy Murray, of Evansville, and Connie Banks, of Bloomfield; eight grandchildren, Jenna Kilgore, Sara Kilgore, Donal Kruchten, Nick Banks, Natalie Banks, Brittany Harper, Lacy Holmes, and Anna Murray; eight great-grandchildren; a brother, Robert Banks, of Bloomington; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Harry and Claude Banks; a sister, Phyllis Andis and a great-granddaughter, Adaline Holmes.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Sunday, December 22nd at the Byers-Rainbolt Cemetery with Rev. Wendell Phillips officiating. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Saturday, December 21st at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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