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Laign M. Banks, 74

December 06, 2008

Laign M. Banks, 74



OCT. 30, 1934-DEC. 4, 2008

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Laign Myers Banks, 74, of Martinsburg, died Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008, at Winchester (Va.) Medical Center.

Born Oct. 30, 1934, in Shepherdstown, W.Va., he was the son of Frances Myers Banks of Shepherdstown and the late George W. Banks.

He was a 1953 graduate of Shepherdstown High School. After high school, he played basketball for Concord College.

He was employed by Firestone Tire and Rubber Co. in Martinsburg for 42 years, retiring in 1999.

He was a member of Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church.

He was a member of the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders Association, Robert White Lodge 67 AF & AM and Shriners of North America.

He is survived by one daughter, Krista B. Gerber of Bell Buckle, Tenn.; one son, Dr. Kenneth L. Banks of Inwood, W.Va.; six grandchildren, Travis Miller, Kassi Miller, Katie Bevels, Jordan Bevels, Sarah Banks and Christopher Banks; and seven nieces and nephews.

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He was preceded in death by one brother, Gordon W. Banks.

Graveside services will be Monday at 10 a.m. at Elmwood Cemetery. Pastor Jim Holt will officiate. Following the graveside service, a Celebration of Life service will be held at 11:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Inwood.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 122 S. High St., Morgantown, WV 26501 or to Hospice of the Panhandle, 122 Waverly Court, Martinsburg, WV 25403.

Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg.

www.brownfuneralhomeswv.com

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