Raymond Banks

Raymond Banks, 63, of DeFuniak Springs, FL, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2005. He was born Sept. 19, 1942 in Cuthbert, GA, to Ralph and Katherine Lowndes Banks.

Banks was a resident of DeFuniak Springs for the past eight years moving from Crestview, FL. He was Methodist by faith. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post # 240 in Pensacola, FL. He was a lifetime member of the Amvets Post # 35 in Crestview, FL. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving his country in the United States Air Force as a tech sergeant, with over 20 years of service. He enjoyed singing and was a very talented singer, having performed in a professional band. He also performed drama and dancing.

Banks was predeceased by his father and mother.

Banks is survived by his wife, Amy Pennington Banks, of DeFuniak Springs; three sons, Sammy and wife, Anne, of DeFuniak Springs, Tom and wife, Rebekah, of Arvada, CO, and Ben, of Florala, AL; daughter, Jennie Sue, of Panama City Beach, FL ; two brothers, Bill Banks, of New York and Mike Banks, of Georgia; sister, Cheryl, of Alabama; one very special sister-in-law, Mary Campbell, of Pace, FL; also survived by six grandchildren. He is also survived by numerous friends.

Donations may be made to the family.

[Source: The DeFuniak Springs Herald, January 05, 2006, Page 7-B]

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