William Combs Banner
Mr. William Combs "Bill" Banner, 74, of 952 Georges Gap Road, Vilas, went home to be with the Lord, Friday, August 16, 2012.
Mr. Banner was born September 2, 1937, in Watauga County, a son of the late Arthur McTyre Banner and Alice Combs Banner. He was the retired owner of Banner's Auto Parts and a member of Willowdale Baptist Church. Mr. Banner also served in the United States Marines.
Mr. Banner is survived by his wife, Delores "Dodie" Henson Banner of the home; three daughters, Pam Banner Wood and husband, Mike, of Boone, Tina Banner Gragg and husband, Jimmy, of Boone, and Mitzi Banner Bunton and husband, George, of Linville; three granddaughters, Kassie Elizabeth Casner of Charlotte, Savanna Ellen Wood, and Ellie Hope Casner, both of Boone; three grandsons, Titus William Casner of Boone, Creed Alan Casner of Boone, and Gabriel William Bunton of Linville; two sisters, Charlotte Martin and husband, Wiley, of Boone, and Eva Nell Alexander of Newland; two brothers, Martin Banner and wife, Peggy, of Boone, and John Banner and wife, Flootie, of Edgefield, S.C.; five sisters-in-law. He is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by eight sisters, Ethel Banner, Blanche Phillips, Susie Henson, Helen Williams, Ruth Warren, Josephine Joines, Toni Edmisten Paris, and Edith Catherine Banner; four brothers, Jim, Joe, Bob, and Mac Banner; four sisters-in-law, and seven brothers-in-law.
Funeral services for Mr. William Combs "Bill" Banner will be conducted 2 p.m. Monday, August 20, 2012, at Mount Vernon Baptist Church. The body will lie in state at the church from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Officiating will be the Rev. Eugene Braswell. Military graveside rites and burial, provided by American Legion Post 130, will follow in Cove Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Hampton Funeral Service.
Memorial contributions may be made to
the Jack and Shirley Robbins Center, in care of Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, 902 Kirkwood
Street NW, Lenoir, N.C. 28645, or to Medi Home Hospice, PO Box 1357, Newland, N.C. 28657.
We would also like to thank our care giving team and special friends, Sharon Greer, Diane Dugger, Joanne Snyder, and Donald and Adam Gobble.
Online condolences may be sent to the Banner family at http://www.hamptonfuneralnc.com.
Hampton Funeral and Cremation
Service is in charge of the arrangements.