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Loy Banks

September 10, 1927 — July 1, 2016

FORT WORTH: Loy Cullen Banks, 88, died Friday, July 1, peacefully in his sleep after a lengthy battle with heart ailments and dementia. Memorial services will be Tuesday, July 5, at 2:00 p.m. at Lakewood Village Retirement Center in the meeting room, 5100 Randol Mill Rd, Fort Worth, Texas. And a memorial service will be held at the Gillette Church of Christ in Wyoming on Tuesday, July 5, at 1:00 p.m. A burial will follow on Wednesday at 2 pm at the Montague Cemetery in San Jacinto County, Texas. Services directed by Fry-Smith Funeral Home, Tuscola

Mr. Banks was born near Cleveland, Texas on September 10, 1927 to Calvin and Icy Banks. He was the oldest of three sons. He spent his childhood in that area. He graduated from Cleveland High School in 1946. Loy met the love of his life, Nancy and they married in 1949.

He served in the United States Marine Corps and was a survivor of the 1950 Battle of Chosin Reservoir in Korea. He returned stateside in 1951.

Loy and Nancy had five children and lived in Texas and Wyoming. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Texas Wesleyan University. Loy was an entrepreneur and business owner in Gillette, Wyoming with his brother, Joe Banks. Loy served on the city council in Gillette and was mayor pro-tem in 1971. Loy was instrumental in the development of the Westover Hills subdivision in Gillette.

He and Nancy returned to Fort Worth in 1996. They were and became founding members of Richland Hills Church of Christ, now known as The Hills Church. In 2013, he placed his membership at Lakewood Village Church of Christ in Fort Worth.

Loy is survived by his daughter Linda Furan and her husband, Bernie, of St Ignatius, Montana; son Andy Banks and his wife, Maddie, of Fort Worth, Texas; son Steve Banks and his wife, Jamie, of Nashville, Tennessee; and daughter Mary Jackson and her husband, Heath, of Weatherford, Texas. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and his son, David.

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