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Benny Francis Bankston

Posted 2019-03-08 by mhenderson
Published in Today's News-Herald on Mar. 7, 2019 -
Lake Havasu City, Arizona -

Benny "Ben" Francis Bankston, 66, passed away on March 5, 2019 in Lake
Havasu City with his family by his side. Ben was born on Sept. 21,
1952 in Camp Atterbury, Indiana to Ben Milton Joseph Bankston and
Margarete Anna Buchholtz.

He attended college and got his bachelor's degree in science and
economics. Ben went on to serve proudly in the U.S. Navy from 1972 to
1976. He then worked for the USPS, and in the finance industry for
more than 30 years. Ben was a fun-loving father and grandfather. His
hobbies included hunting, and camping. He was an avid bass fisherman
and won several tournaments here in Lake Havasu. He loved to laugh and
joke around with his family and friends. He had a great sense of
humor. He absolutely loved spending time with grandchildren. He loved
to teach his grandchildren how to fish.

He is survived by children, Christopher (Tammy) Bankston, Tiffany
McClemans, Briana (Chad) Sutherland, and Whitney (Andrew) Goligowski;
and grandchildren, Cameron, Dylan, Jadelyn, Gavin, Rylee, Hayden,
Tenley, Irie-Ana, and Harper. Ben was preceded in death by his
parents.

Our family would like to thank all of the nurses and staff at the
hospital for taking such good care of him throughout the years. We'd
also like to thank Beacon of Hope Hospice for all of their loving help
and care. He will be missed by us all.

A memorial service will be held Friday March 8, 2019 at 11 am at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Thoughts and condolences can be sent to Ben's Family at
www.MohaveMemorial.com. Services were placed in the care of Mohave
Memorial Lake Havasu Mortuary.




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