Tom Banks, Sr., age 78, of Weaverville, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 1, 2022.
Mr. Banks was born January 2, 1944, in Buncombe County where he lived most of his life.
He was the owner/operator of Tom’s Auto Body Shop in Weaverville since 1979. He was a people person and loved spending time with friends and family.
He was the son of the late Walter Howard and Nancy Ellen Daniel Banks. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Euhl and Walter, Jr.
Surviving him are his wife, Paula Banks; sons, Thomas C. Banks, Jr. and wife Sandra, Phil Banks and wife Kim, Patrick Banks and Richard Banks; sisters, Sally Harron, Henrietta Haney, Lucy Ledbetter and Freda Lynch; step-children Brian Maney and wife Charli, and Crystal Buckner and husband James; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and close family friend who was like a son to him, Richard Bernier.
Mr. Banks will be laid to rest in the family plot in a private family service at West Memorial Park in Weaverville.
For those who desire, condolences may be offered to the family under Mr. Banks’ obituary at www.WestFamilyFuneralServices.com.