Facebook Twitter

Obituary: BANKS, JAMES


James William Banks, Jr.

"One of a Kind"

James William Banks, Jr., born January 14, 1932, passed away peacefully at home August 2, 2010. Some of his relatives called him Red, others Billy, and to his close friends and family, his name is Jim.

He loved race cars, motorcycles, boats, Tootsie (beloved dog), and his truck. He loved to take his family to the mountains, take long road trips, and reminisce about how things used to be. Jim could repair or build almost anything from scratch. He didn't need directions, he just naturally made it all work. He loved to be with his family, dearly loved his wife, Elsie, for 61 years, and would do anything for his family.

Jim is survived by his wife, Elsie May Banks; his children, Larry (Deana) Banks, Judy (Hank) Bertoch, Jamie (Rick) Kenner, Cindy (Craig) Grant, and Karl (Lisa) Banks; 23 grandchildren, and 45 great-grand


When he wanted to go home, he always said, "Come on, let's head for the barn." He is on the road headed home.

Dad, you are "one of a kind", and you will be greatly missed.

Funeral services will be held at Redwood Memorial, 6500 S. Redwood Road, 11:00 a.m., Friday, August 6. The family will greet friends and relatives from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., just prior to the service.