Royal D. Banks

Royal Banks, age 82, a resident of Colorado Springs since 1950 passed away on Wednesday, March 14, at his home in Colorado Springs. He had retired and was a Jehovah’s Witness.

Royal Deskins Banks was born on January 16, 1930 in New Jersey. He graduated from high school in 1948 in Brooklyn, New York. He served his country honorably in the United States Army. He married Ruth J. Campbell on March 13, 1953 in Pueblo, Colorado. Mr. Banks had several occupations, among them being a barber and a driver for Hewlett Packard Industries for many years. He enjoyed fishing, football and spending time with his family.

During his many years of faithful service to Jehovah, Brother Banks was entrusted with many privileges of service within the Christian Congregation. His first love and concern were centered around his love for Jehovah and the truth.

He is survived by his loving wife, Ruth; and two daughters: Christine Bunting of Denver, Colorado, and Charlene Rice of Colorado Springs. Mr. Banks is also survived by his grandsons: Brian Rice of Colorado Springs, and Phillip (and Miriam) Bunting of Denver; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three brothers: Eldridge, William, and Douglas Banks; and two sisters: Roberta, and Charlene.

A Visitation will be held from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, March 23 and 24, at the Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home. Memorial Services are planned for 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 25, 2012 at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 720 Crestline Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80916. Cremation is planned and memorials in his name may be made to the Pikes Peak Hospice Foundation, 825 East Pikes Peak Avenue, #600, Colorado Springs, CO 80903.

He was dearly loved and will be missed by many in the Christian Congregation.

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