OBITUARY

John N. Bankes III

July 24, 2013July 17, 2018
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John N. Bankes, III, age 4 of Bartonville, passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 12:45 p.m. at his home. He was born July 24, 2013 in Pekin to Javelyn Dozard and John Bankes, Jr. Survivors include his father John of Bartonville, mother, Javelyn McGrane of Peoria, four brothers: Tatum, Talon, Zane, Rowen, maternal grandparents: Cindy Price of Peoria, Rick (Joy) Dozard of Bartonville, Dave Hittle of Peoria, paternal grandparents: John Bankes, Sr of Bartonville, Dawn Robinson of East Peoria, maternal great-grandfather, Chuck Rapp, paternal great-grandmother, Elaine Bankes of Bartonville, and numerous aunts and uncles. He was preceded in death by a maternal great-grandmother, Darlene Rapp a paternal great-grandfather, Kenneth Bankes and a great-grandfather, James Lane, Sr. John loved helping his grandpa Dave with his Harley and helping his dad and John Sr on their ’67 cutlass which they shared. He loved music, especially “KISS” and his favorite song was “Lumberjack” by Jackyl. He liked it loud! If John didn’t know something he would ask 101 questions till he got the answer he wanted. He also liked to ride his big wheel and have water balloon and silly string matches with his brothers and friend he called Shorty Turkey. His favorite movies were Hotel Transylvania, Jurassic Park, Scooby Doo and Batman. Funeral services will be Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 11 a.m. at the Davison-Fulton Bartonville Chapel. Visitation will be two hours prior to the services on Saturday. Burial will be in Lutheran Cemetery in Peoria. You may view John’s obituary online at www.davisonfultonbartonvillechapel.com

  • FAMILY

  • John Bankes Jr., Father
  • Javelyn (Dozard) McGrane, Mother
  • ~ Tatum, Talon, Zane, Rowen, Brothers
  • Cindy Price, Maternal Grandmother
  • Rick and Joy Dozard, Maternal Grandparents
  • Dave Hittle, Maternal Grandfather
  • John Bankes Sr., Paternal Grandfather
  • Dawn Robinson, Paternal Grandmother
  • Chuck Rapp, Maternal Great-Grandfather
  • Elaine Bankes, Paternal Great-Grandmother
  • Darlene Rapp, Maternal Great-Grandmother
  • Kenneth Bankes, Paternal Great-Grandfather
  • James Lane Sr., Great Grandfather
  • ~ Numerous Aunts and Uncles
  • Shorty Turkey, Special Friend
  • John was preceded in death by his maternal great-grandmother, Darlene Rapp; a paternal great-grandfather, Kenneth Bankes; and a great grandfather, James Lane Sr.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, July 21, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, July 21, 2018
REMEMBERING

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D. F.

July 27, 2018

My heart goes out to the Banles family because of losing such a precious young loved one. Words at this time may not be sufficient. Let God continue to heal your pain while you reflect on his goodness. (Isaiah 41:10)

Peg Dunlap

July 22, 2018

John and Family-
You may not remember me but I was your and Ashley’s kindergarten teacher at St. Mark’s in Peoria.
I’m deeply saddened to learn (by calling Mrs. Nedra today )that it was your precious son John that was killed in the house fire on Tuesday.
Please accept my sympathy and condolence in your great loss. To loose a child is very hard to accept and handle. Please try to remember how much “Jesus loves the little children” and know that John is
now safe in His loving arms . I will keep you and your family in my prayers and ask God to help all of you through this terrible loss.

Peg Dunlap

Tracey Kupper

July 21, 2018

John, I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your dear namesake! My thoughts and prayers are with you, Ashley, and your family.

Pat and Jim Nedza

July 20, 2018

John Sr. and Dawn-Not sure if you remember us-I was the secretary at St. Mark School when John Jr. and Ashley were students there. So sorry to hear of the loss of your precious grandson. Prayers and thoughts are with you and your family at this very difficult time.

Kath Vogel

July 20, 2018

To the Bankes family, words cannot do justice to the heartache your family and friends are going thru. We are truly sorry for your loss and wish Godspeed to your baby boy. We wish you healing and peace for the future. The Vogel Family.

Sue Owen

July 20, 2018

John, You don't know me but know my daughter, Christina Owen & niece, Samantha Owen-Stallings. I'm so very sorry for your loss. JohnJohn was a beautiful little man, filled with sunshine. He was perfect! Please don't blame yourself or quit living. Your little man will be so sad If you do. He is riding with Jesus on a little boy Harley in heaven just for him. He has his wings and is having a blast. John John will watch over you and love you always. He will save a place next to him for you. My love, hugs, and prayers for you. Can't make it Tuesday but will wear a special shirt in his honor. God be with you. May His peace and comfort ease your pain.
Sue Owen

LINDA LOWRANCE

July 19, 2018

THIS IS VERY SAD. MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO FAMILY AND ALL WHO KNEW THIS PRECIOUS LITTLE BOY. MY FRIEND DOROTHY CHILDERS WAS HIS TEACHER IN PRESCHOOL. HAROLD ROBINSON IS MY COUSIN.

Margie Winkler-Nobiling

July 19, 2018

I'm so sorry for your loss. My heart breaks for all of you. My prayers and thoughts are with you and the family during this difficult time. May God be with you.

Karon Lebron

July 19, 2018

We are so sorry for your loss prayers are sent Dawn there are no words anyone can say when a thing like this happens except god be with you all and we are praying for all of John family

Ashely Bankes

July 19, 2018

He would always ask me “ sissy where is my Izzy?”

Biography

John N. Bankes, III, age 4 of Bartonville, passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 12:45 p.m. at his home.

He was born July 24, 2013 in Pekin to Javelyn Dozard and John Bankes Jr.

Survivors include his father John of Bartonville, mother, Javelyn McGrane of Peoria, four brothers: Tatum, Talon, Zane, Rowen, maternal grandparents: Cindy Price of Peoria, Rick (Joy) Dozard of Bartonville, Dave Hittle of Peoria, paternal grandparents: John Bankes Sr. of Bartonville, Dawn Robinson of East Peoria, maternal great-grandfather, Chuck Rapp, paternal great-grandmother, Elaine Bankes of Bartonville, and numerous aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by a maternal great-grandmother, Darlene Rapp a paternal great-grandfather, Kenneth Bankes and a great-grandfather, James Lane Sr.

John loved helping his grandpa Dave with his Harley and helping his dad and John Sr on their ’67 cutlass which they shared. He loved music, especially “KISS” and his favorite song was “Lumberjack” by Jackyl. He liked it loud! If John didn’t know something he would ask 101 questions till he got the answer he wanted. He also liked to ride his big wheel and have water balloon and silly string matches with his brothers and friend he called Shorty Turkey. His favorite movies were Hotel Transylvania, Jurassic Park, Scooby Doo and Batman.

Funeral services will be Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 11 a.m. at the Davison-Fulton Bartonville Chapel. Visitation will be two hours prior to the services on Saturday.

Burial will be in Lutheran Cemetery in Peoria. You may view John’s obituary online at www.davisonfultonbartonvillechapel.com