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David H. Banks (Principal)

June 15, 2014 - David Herbert Banks, son of the late Boyd and Celia Banks, was born May 18, 1929 in Ice, Kentucky.  He entered eternal life on June 15, 2014, being 85 years old.? Herb was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War.  Upon his return from the military, he furthered his education at Eastern Kentucky University and eventually earned his Master's degree in education.  He taught courses in biology and physics and was both an elementary and high school principal with the Jenkins Board of Education for 30 years.  Before "retiring" in 1981, he answered the call to ministry and was ordained at First Baptist Church in Whitesburg, Ky.  He then begin serving at Premium Baptist Mission which later grew into Premium Baptist Church. Herb was honored as Kentucky Baptist Bi-vocational Minister of the Year in 1993. Herb is survived by his wife of 57 years, Juanita Meade Banks; his daughter, Carolyn and her husband, John; his son, Paul and his wife, Gretchen.  He has two grandchildren, Hayleigh Laurann Banks and Ian Bogdan Gleason.  He is survived by three sisters, Mabel Banks, Lois Day and Joyce Wampler.  Preceding him in death include his parents, brothers Estill, Vern and Edison; sisters Orpha Hampton, Ruby Baker and Valma Houts.?    Herb enjoyed the simple life, time with family, camping with friends and tinkering in his wood shop.  With all of life's demands, he kept God as his focus.? ? ?Funeral: 11:00 O'clock A.M. Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at the Whitesburg First Baptist Church with Revered Glenn Noe officiating. Visitation: 6:00 P.M. Monday at the Whitesburg First Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Banks Peaceful Hills at Ice, Kentucky. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Premium Baptist Church building fund.??

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10/10/14 01:38 PM #1    

Robert Cox

Mr. Banks was my mother-in-law's first cousin. He was very kind to me when I came to Jenkins as a first-year teacher. His wife Juanita and I worked on our master's degrees together. I am sorry for his loss. 

12/20/14 11:05 AM #2    

Sandra Whitaker (1962)

Mr. Banks and I had an interesting relationship. He taught me biology where he told me I was smart but lazy because I always chose easy science projects; then in junior year he asked me to sign up for physics because they needed one more student to be able to teach the class and I was the only student in that period study hall that qualified for the class ( told him I would have to 'think' about it  but did eventually take the class). He threw me out of study hall once for "talking" and off the bus once for being "too loud".

Despite these few incidents (haha) I really liked him and thought he was a wonderful teacher.



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