BERTRAND - George Junior Banks, 78, formerly of East Prairie, died at 2:20 a.m. Nov. 13, 2005, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston.
Born Oct. 23, 1927, in New Madrid County to the late Luther and Birdie Baker Banks, he lived most of his life in New Madrid and Mississippi counties and was a retired farmer.
On Oct. 11, 1951, at Piggott, Ark., he married Nettie V. Bone, who survives of the home.
Also surviving are: two sons, Keith Banks of Suisun, Calif., and David Banks of Brussels, Belgium; two sisters, Mary Jane Poole of Florissant and Lucille Jernigan of East Prairie; and seven grandchildren.
One daughter, Cynthia Lou Walter, four brothers and one sister preceded him in death.
Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. today at the Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Bill Meeks will officiate.
Burial will follow in the East Prairie Memorial Park Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Lee Minehart, Jason Minehart, Melvin Banks, Harold Banks, Arden Dale Banks and Ken Bowman.