Archer Thomas Bane, Jr (Art) passed away peacefully at home on November 25, 2017, surrounded by his family. He had been in declining health for the past three years. Art was preceded in death by his mother, Pattie L. Bane, father, Archer T. Bane, and sister, Joyce B. Windsor.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, JoAnn Huff Bane as well as his children: Anne E. Bane (Dr. Michael Rogers) son, Archer T. Bane, III (Dr. Susan M. Bane); grand-children: Hannah E. Schirmer, Emma Claire Schirmer, Archer T. Bane, IV (Virginia), Riley M. Bane, Maxwell J. Bane, as well as several nieces and nephews (from NC to Montana.)
Born in South Boston, VA and raised in Winston-Salem, NC, Art graduated from R.J. Reynolds High School and attended UNC at Chapel Hill. He also attended the Portland Cement Association School in Chicago, Il.
During the Korean War Art proudly served his country as a member of the United States Marine Corps and was one of the youngest Staff Sergeants made at that time.
Art worked for Lone Star Cement Company for several years before joining Concrete Service Company in Fayetteville and Durham, NC as Vice-President of the Mideast Division. He also worked as a Regional Manager for Raleigh Ready Mixed Concrete in Goldsboro, NC as well as Unicon Concrete.
While living in Durham, Art was an active member of Parkwood Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon for several years. He also coached flag football for both the Parkwood Athletic Association and the Durham YMCA. Art donated large amounts of both time and talent to local schools and churches. He provided supervision for the UNC Student Gate during football season and crowd control at the Duke basketball games.
The Reverend Freddie Braswell will conduct a memorial service at Emerald Isle Baptist Church on November 29, 2017 at 1:00 pm. The family will receive friends following the service, for an hour.
Emerald Isle Baptist Church
Wednesday November 29th, 2017
304 Emerald Plantation
Emerald Isle, NC 28594
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Hi Anne and Archer, I did a random search today and found this announcement. My belated condolences to you and your families. "Big Art" was one of the neighborhood dads on Dedmon Court that I admired, looked up to, and wanted to model myself after. He was a kind man of solid character and integrity, and had a very positive influence on me even though he was just my friend's dad. May we have as worthy a legacy as his.
Hope you guys and momma are well. Best to you,
Submitted by Craig Quesnell on Feb 8 2018 10:58:09 AM
So sorry for your loss. Many thoughts and prayers on your behalf.
Rev. Angel Lorton
Chaplain, Craven County Hospice
Submitted by Angel Lorton on Nov 28 2017 10:23:35 AM
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