Horace Sutton Banks



Horace Sutton Banks, a long-time member of Tuckahoe Christian Church near Comfort died October 4, 2017, at Onslow Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville.
He was predeceased in death by his long-time companion, Barbara Langley, the mother of his children-Hilda Tilghman-his father-Amos June Banks, his birth mother-Cathleen Bennett who died at his birth, his step mother-Mary Silance, his brother-Amos Elwood, and sister-Evelyn Maroules.
Horace served as a mason in the Semper Fidelis Lodge in Jacksonville for several years. He also served as a deacon and board member at Tuckahoe Christian Church. Prior to his retirement, he was successful as owner of a sheetrock and paint company.
Horace is survived by his daughter, Teresa Gooch and husband Jerry of Maryland, daughter Audrey Grice and husband Barry of Alabama, three grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. He also survived by his sisters, Lois Johnson, Lucille Tyndall, Lilly King of Swansboro, and Brenda Smith and her husband Ray of the Comfort Community near Trenton.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, October 8, 2017, at Tuckahoe Christian Church, 6212, Highway 41 West, Trenton, NC 28585. Burial will follow at the Banks Cemetery on Ralph Banks Road.
Pallbearers will be Elwood Banks, Kenneth Banks, "Buddy" Hardison, Danny Heath, David Langley, Mike Maroules, Mickey Smith and Rick Tyndall.
The family sincerely appreciates those who visited Horace in his numerous stays in Onslow Memorial Hospital and also to Premier Nursing Center. Further, the family will always be grateful for the love and support shown by Barbara's sisters and especially her brother-in-law Buddy Hardison. Buddy visited him often and also took him his favorite Bo Jangles food and coffee. He was a genuine true "Buddy." Further, his brother-in-law Ray was not just an in-law. He was a real "brother" and he spent countless hours in the emergency room with Horace and his doctors, meeting with staff members at the nursing home, shaving Horace and keeping his wheelchair "Rolling" and ready for family outings. The family also appreciates the care he received at Premier Nursing.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 2:45 p.m. Sunday before the service at the church.
Flowers are welcome, or memorials may be made to Tuckahoe Christian Church.