Jay William Banks
January 25, 1937 – May 18, 2020
Jay William Banks, 83, of Lake Junaluska, North Carolina, passed away on Monday, May 18, 2020. Born in Durant, Oklahoma on January 25, 1937, he is the son of Jesse Lee Banks and Audrey Willie Boles Banks. He is survived by his three daughters, Natalie Jawayne Banks Hawkins of Lake Junaluska, North Carolina, Lisa Victoria Banks Landry of Flagstaff, Arizona and Cirese Banks of Soquel, California, his brother, Bobby Lee Banks of California, 6 grandchildren, Todd Raymond Cruse, Joshua Jay Cruse, Kala Hokulani Landry Gerlek, Kristy Ann Landry Millikan, Brandon Dean Humecky and Jacob Michael Humecky, and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sister, Jo Evelyn Banks.
He served in the United States Air Force as a Radiology Specialist. After the Air Force, he worked as Chief Radiological Technician at Good Samaritan Hospital in San Jose, California. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed traveling to different courses in many states.
A memorial service celebrating Jay’s life will be held at a later date.