He attended Easton Methodist Church. Mr. Banks was inducted into the Hancock County High School Hall of Fame in 2016 and his accomplishments include: 1948 graduate of Lewisport High School; Hawesville High School teacher from 1955-1961; Hancock County High School Guidance/Supervisor of Instruction from 1961-1965; principal at Hancock County High School from 1965-1975; superintendent of Hancock County Schools from 1975-1985; Board Member for Hancock County Schools from 1989-1997; associates degree from Lindsey Wilson 1951; bachelor’s degree from Murray State 1956; and master’s degree from Western Kentucky University 1961.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Francis Clifton Banks Sr. and Mary E. Banks; his wife of 62 years, Ellen Mason Banks; and three brothers, Russell Banks, W.B. Banks, and James Lloyd Banks.
He is survived by his daughter, Gabrielle Banks, of Fordsville.
Services are 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021, at Geary Funeral Home in Fordsville with burial in Newton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday and after 9 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to Newton Springs Cemetery.