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Robert Earl Banks

April 4, 1927 — November 24, 2017

Robert Earl Banks, 90, of 2501 Bolt Road and husband of 71 years to Margaret Bolt Banks passed away Friday, November 24, 2017, at Greenville Memorial Hospital.Born in Laurens County, he was a son of the late Rance Lewis and Nina Garrick Banks. A U.S. Navy veteran of W.W. II, Mr. Banks was retired from Monsanto. He was a member of West Main Street Church of God in Ware Shoals and was an avid deer hunter and fisherman.Surviving in addition to his wife are his children, Homer Earl Banks and wife Elaine of Honea Path, Mike Banks and wife Janice of Laurens, Jenny Goedhart and husband Rick of Hickory Tavern; daughter-in-law, Anne Banks of Honea Path; niece and nephew raised in the home, Vickie Farr of Union and Jamie Ross of California; brother, Homer L. Banks and wife Ethel of Ninety Six; nine grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren.In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his children, Jimmie Banks and Norma Banks Wells; siblings, Clarence Banks, Alice Ruth Banks and Ruby Nell Moore; and grandchildren, Brooke Winters and Melissa Wells.Funeral services will be 3:00 PM Sunday, November 26, 2017, at The Kennedy Mortuary Chapel with burial in Rabun Creek Baptist Church Cemetery with Military Honors.The family will be at the home and will receive friends at The Kennedy Mortuary one hour prior to the service.Memorials may be made to West Main Street Church of God, 39 W. Main St., Ware Shoals, SC 29692. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Robert Earl Banks please visit our Sympathy Store.

Cemetery Details

Rabun Creek Baptist Church Cemetery
17045 Hwy 101 South
Gray Court, SC, 29645


NOV 26. 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)

The Kennedy Mortuary

606 West Main Street PO Box 282

Laurens, SC, 29360


NOV 26. 3:00 PM (EST)

The Kennedy Mortuary Chapel

606 W. Main St.

Laurens, SC

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Friday, December 4, 2015

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