Elmer Hugh Banks, 95 of Tyner, KY went to be with the Lord on Monday, March 16, 2020. He was born to Lewis & Lou (Smith) Banks on December 23, 1924.
Elmer was a WWII veteran where he served in the 350th Infantry, Company H, heavy weapons as a first gunner on the front line. His unit took over Mussonlini’s dairy farm. He was stationed in North Africa, Austria and Italy. He was a member of the Union Baptist Church and Calvary Christian Masonic Lodge.
Elmer is survived by his sister, Dorothy Montgomery; sons, Ernie (Leanna) Banks and Eric (Jennifer) Banks; daughter in law, Beth Banks; grandchildren: Neka (Jeff) Freeze, Tonia (Greg) Hickey, Brian Banks, Melissa and Alyssa Banks, Amber (Eric) Acuff; 15 great grandchildren; 5 great great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Elmer was also preceded in death by his wife Martha (Wright) Banks; son Estel Banks; grandson, John Banks; brothers, Chester, Dee, Gilbert, Leonard and Andrew and sisters, Sara McQueen, Dovie Robbins, Myrtle Lynch, and Gertrude Banks.
Elmer loved his family and friends. He loved to hunt, fish, work in the garden, and run his many bird dogs. He loved to sit and tell stories of his many hunting and fishing adventures.
He will be missed terribly by his family and friends.
Due tp the Covid-19 virus there will be private services.