OBITUARY

Mr. Thomas Duane Banks

April 1, 1960October 8, 2010

Thomas Duane Banks, age 50, of Northport, died Oct. 8, 2010. Services will be 4 p.m. Friday at Sunset Funeral Home with Bro. George Shaddix officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Park with Sunset Funeral Home, a Dignity Memorial Provider, directing. Visitation will be 2 to 4 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

He is survived by his wife, Catalina "Christy" Banks of Northport; a daughter, Donna C. Banks of Northport; a grandson, Nathan Thomas Taggart of Northport; his mother, Mary Lois Lee Dunn (Junior) of Northport; a sister, Catherine Banks of Brookwood; a brother, Roy Richard "Ricky" Banks of Tuscaloosa; a step-brother, Steve Dunn (Nicole); his father, Roy Lee Banks of Tuscaloosa; a grandmother, Eunice Frostick (Earl) of Northport; aunts, Faye (Jerry) Moseley, Nancy Newson, and Lisa Barksdale; uncles, Robert E. Lee (Donna), William "Bill" Lee (Jan), Donnie Wright, and Mike Lee (Judy); nieces, Mary Elizabeth "Beth" Herren of Brookwood, Catherine Victoria Mynhier (Jason) of McCalla, Valarie M. Turley (George) of Boaz, Natasha McCarver (Bill) of Tuscaloosa, and Rachel N. Banks of Tuscaloosa; and a host of cousins and other relatives.

His daughter is a University of Alabama student majoring in marine biology. He graduated from TCHS in 1978 and entered the Navy for three years. He served on U.S. Midway with P2 Homeport during the Iranian hostage crisis. He graduated from Shelton State Jr. College. He worked for Empire Cola until they closed. He worked at Premiere Services Co. for 4 years. He loved his family, especially his grandson, Alabama football, and fishing with Pete. He met his wife while in the Navy in the Philippine Islands. They have been married for 30 years. His wife works at TCHS. He was always rescuing homeless dogs and cats. He fed them, doctored them, cared for them and kept them at his home.

Pallbearers will be Jason Mynhier, Joseph Taggart, Jr., Mike Lee, Bill Rice, Nick Taggart, William "Bill" McCarver, Julian "Pete" Peters, and Doug Brown.

Honorary pallbearers are employees of Premiere Electric Company and Albert Arenas.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Funeral Service Friday, October 15, 2010
  • Visitation Friday, October 15, 2010

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Burial
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Mr. Thomas Duane Banks

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KATHRYN HUMPHREY

November 9, 2010

DONNA AND NATHAN, LEAN ON JESUS, HE WILL TAKE
AWAY THE PAIN, GO TO THE BIBLE FOR COMFORT.
YOUR DAD LOVED YOU VERY MUCH, GOD LOVES YOU
MORE, MRS HUMPHREY, TUSCALOOSA, AL.

Donna Banks

November 8, 2010

Daddy,
Can't seem to have motivation anymore, but I fight it to make you proud. I can feel your presense and it and Nathan helps. Nathan looks more and more like you each day.... I miss you!
Love your Babygurl Donna.

Cody Brown

October 29, 2010

I didn't really know Mr. Thomas,
But my dad Doug Brown worked with him at premier and Mrs. Christy works at my school and as hurt as my dad was to hear about this I know thomas must have been a very great guy and will be missed dearly.GOD BLESS

Donna Banks

October 25, 2010

donna banks

October 24, 2010

i miss you Daddy!! and Nathan misses his Paw Paw.

Mary Payne

October 23, 2010

I am so sorry to hear of Duane's passing. We were friends in school. My thought and prayers are with Duane's family.

Howell Bigham

October 22, 2010

I was saddened to hear about Duane's passing. I graduated with him at TCHS. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time.

Greg Edgeworth

October 22, 2010

My thoughts and prayers for Duane's Family. I went to school with Duane from elementry school thru high school. he was always good guy to be around.

Lydia Deaver Hendrix

October 21, 2010

I am so sorry to hear about Duane's passing. We graduated in the same class at TCHS and I remember him as a quiet, kind, considerate, and hard working guy. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow. God Bless you all.

Donna Banks

October 19, 2010