In loving memory

Memorial Service

Saturday, September 9, 2023 – 2:00 pm -New Life Bible Church, Gainesville, Texas


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William Ralph Banks

Heaven opened its gates on Friday, September 1, 2023, and welcomed in William (Ralph) Banks. Ralph passed away at his home with his family at the age of 83.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 9, at New Life Bible Church in Gainesville, Texas at 2:00 pm.

Ralph was born January 22, 1940, to George and Ardina Banks of Callisburg, Texas. He graduated from Callisburg High School in 1959 where he excelled as an athlete.  Ralph was married to Wanda Lou West of Gainesville on August 12, 1961.  They had three children: Brent, Kim and Vicki.

Ralph was a devoted Christian and a dedicated and loving husband, father and grandfather.  He enjoyed nature, sports and was an avid hunter, fisherman and golfer.  He loved learning new skills and would dedicate himself until he excelled in any new endeavor.  He will be remembered for his relentless work ethic, his calm demeaner and witty personality.

Ralph was proceeded in death by his father and mother, George and Ardina Banks, sister, Helen Weaver, brothers, Sky, Dee and Donald Banks.

He is survived by his wife, Wanda; son, Brent Banks and wife, Cyndy of Gainesville; daughter, Kim Banks of Nocona; daughter, Vicki Barke and husband, Kevin of Saginaw; sister, Eddie Mae Trammel of Nocona; grandchildren, Shanna Haley, Kent Gearner, Meritt Banks, Tyler Barke, Carter Barke and Mason Banks; great grandchildren, Maddy, Hannah and Cameron Farmer and Hudson Barke.