Mr. Perry "Pete" "Pete" Bankson

December 1, 1949February 28, 2010

PERRY "PETE" BANKSON, 60, of Prospect, KY, passed away Sunday, February 28, 2010 surrounded by his loving family and friends.

Pete was a commercial pilot and a avid model aviation enthusiast.

He is survived by his wife, Lynda; his two loving daughters, Lesly Bankson French (James) and Hallye McCall Bankson; two sisters, Marnie Beebe (Rick) and Tracy De Clerk (Tom); and we can't forget his companion Maxwell the cat. Perry's wishes were to be cremated.

A memorial life celebration will be held Saturday, March 6, 2010 at the Arch L. Heady Westport rd funeral home from 4-7 p.m.

Expression's of sympathy may made to the Prostate Cancer Foundation for research please visit our web site at


  • A Celebration of His Life Saturday, March 6, 2010

Mr. Perry "Pete" "Pete" Bankson

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Bill Waltman

June 9, 2014

Pete and I were roommates briefly while going through SIU's aviation tech program. We all graduated and headed off on our career paths and sadly never really crossed paths again. But the time we spent together, working on planes and flying them, buzzing other buddies and just having a grand old time will certainly be remembered as the some of the best times of our lives. Please accept my condolences for your loss. Pete really was a very special person in so many ways.

Michael Herschberger

August 4, 2011

Pete Bankson was a dear friend of mine. I am so sad in his passing as I just read about it today .. "Pete the Pilot" taught me many things about flying and life in general.
Pete worked for my father in Illinois as a corporate pilot and he learned to fly his first lear jet as pilot in command of my father's aircraft.. I remember the super cubs Pete and Ron Anderson use to rebuild.. We went flying many times on weekends playing hide and seek with them.. Omg..We had so many good times, as Pete was like our family member growing up. Always a genuine professional and a true gentleman.Pete Bankson, I will always remember you and so thankful that you were a part of my life. I will never forget you my friend!!
Michael Herschberger

Teresa Phillips

March 10, 2010

Marnie, Marcy & Tracy - I was so sad to hear of Pete's passing. You all have been and will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. I'm so glad we got to spend time together in '08. I love you all.

March 8, 2010

Marnie, Tracy, Pete's family: You are in my thoughts & prayers in your time of loss. Pete was a special kid & I know that he was a remarkable man. Sincerely, Kay (Howell) Fritch


March 7, 2010

Marcy and Marnie, I only had the chance to know Perry for a few days and he made a lasting impression. I hope you and the rest of the family are doing well.

Charlie Bernard

March 7, 2010

Marnie, Tracy & Marcy - Trish & I are sorry to hear about Pete's passing. All of you will be in our prayers. There are alot of good memories with all of us.

Janice White-Parsons

March 7, 2010

Marnie, Tracy, and Pete's family

You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

Dick and Mary Lee Oliver

March 7, 2010

Marnie, Marcy and Tracy - Our family is keeping all of you in our prayers. It was just a couple of months ago, we were looking at the 1965 Yearbook. There stood side by side, Ken, Marcy and Pete. We are so thankful for the sweet memories.

Cynthia Bankson

March 6, 2010

I was deeply saddened to learn of Pete's passing. May God's peace that passes all understanding sustain you during this difficult time, and may your grief be replaced with fond memories that will live in your hearts forever. You have my sincere sympathy.

Dave Trimble

March 6, 2010

Sorry for your loss,Pete was a great friend to all who knew him.