Age: 83 Address: Burnsville, North Carolina Date of Death: Saturday, May 17, 2014 Arrangements: Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home
Details: Billy J Banks of Burnsville in Yancey County, NC was peacefully called home in his sleep to be with his loving wife, Jody, on Saturday, May 17th.
A native of Yancey County, he was son of the late Frank & Helena Banks, brother of the late John Arthur Banks, and grandson of the late John Arthur and Salomie Banks. Billy, also known as Dadaw to many of us, was a hardworking man, a loving husband and father, and an excellent provider. Billy was awarded employee of the year at Martin Marietta Aerospace in Florida for his work as an engineer in the defense industry.
As a Consummate Entertainer, Billy, along with Jody, led the family in a very successful music career, playing many events over the years including 4th of July celebrations and Crafts Fair right here in downtown Burnsville. Billy and Jody always managed to keep the family busy, healthy, and happily together.
They leave behind 3 children: Karen Dale, John Randal, and Frank Kelly; 9 grandchildren; and, 6 great grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 10 AM Saturday, May 24, 2014 in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home.
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