Anthony William Banks
June 4, 1963 -
October 31, 2023

Visitation

November 3, 2023
11am to 1pm

Service 

November 3, 2023
1pm

Interment

November 3, 2023
Obituary

A funeral service for Anthony William Banks, age 60, of Fayetteville, TN will be held at 1pm on Friday, November 3, 2023, at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Dan Duncan officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Hills Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be from 11am to 1pm on Friday at Higgins.

Tony was born June 4, 1963, at Fort Campbell, KY to the late Hiram Edward Banks and Renate Frank Banks who survives. He graduated with his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Tennessee and worked for Adtran in Huntsville for 16 years. Tony was a kind, thoughtful man of actions, not words. Although he was an engineer he was artistic and creative. Tony enjoyed woodworking and made the best pancakes, lasagna, and deer jerky around. He loved to fish and hunt, wear camo, and be outdoors. He was a big UT fan, and his yard was always extra mowed when they lost. Tony loved God and he loved his family. He will be remembered for spending time with them fishing, teaching his son to kick a football, and perhaps mostly as “Pappy” riding his grandson Teddy on the lawnmower. Tony passed away October 31, 2023, in Huntsville, AL.

Survivors include his mother, Renate Banks of Fayetteville; his wife of almost 33 years, Penny Banks of Fayetteville; son Brandon Banks and his wife Katie of New Market; daughter, Brett Harrell and her husband Blaze of Fayetteville; grandsons, Teddy and Milo Banks; brother, Hiram “Junior” Banks of California; and many other family members and friends. Tony was preceded in death by his father, Hiram Banks.

Higgins Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Anthony William Banks.

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9 Comments

  1. Kristi Clouser-Skurzewski

    My heart breaks for Penny and the entire family. Although it had been quite a few years since I had seen them, I cherish the many memories made with Tony and then with Tony & Penny. Hugs, loves, and prayers for strength and comfort for this great loss.

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  2. Willard Dee and Martha Heflin Terry

    Penny and Family, We are so sorry for your loss of Tony, We are remembering you in prayer.

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  3. Joyce krivacka

    Tony was like a part of my family. Grew up with my children. A very kind and good person.

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  4. Kara Fields

    Prayers for your loss. Tony was a classmate of mine and a great friend. Cherish memories of my childhood friend. My deepest sympathy.

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  5. Rhonda Taylor

    My heart goes out to the Banks’ family for their loss. Tony and I were classmates from elementary to high school.

    He was a good soul. Prayers for his family.
    Rhonda (Garvey) Taylor

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  6. Jonnie Bacate

    Tony was a good friend and colleague during my time at Adtran. I always enjoyed going to the range with Tony and the group popping off rounds at the end of the day. I remember our conversations about family values, conversative values, and Christianity. Great guy and will be missed. Prayers & condolences to the family

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  7. Tom Hopkins

    Tony was like a brother to me. We worked together for nearly 20 years at two different companies. He was creative AS an engineer, developing new products. We coauthored several U.S. Patents. We also shared personal lives together. After my retirement. distance did not quench our friendship. We got together often sharing stories of our families. I’m sure Tony would say that his greatest legacy is his family, in whom he was very proud. I am honored to have called him friend.

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  8. Dan Duncan

    I so enjoyed meeting Tony for lunch when we had time to do so. The talks were always great, and it seemed like we spoke daily. Wish I had spent more time with him for sure. Great man who loved his family so much. Will miss him greatly.

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  9. Rita Cloud

    Tony was a wonderful friend to my son Anthony Blair. He was very kind and respectful to me also. He was a great Christian man. He will be missed so much. Our condolences go out to Tony’s family.

    Rita Cloud

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Memories

9 Comments

  1. Kristi Clouser-Skurzewski

    My heart breaks for Penny and the entire family. Although it had been quite a few years since I had seen them, I cherish the many memories made with Tony and then with Tony & Penny. Hugs, loves, and prayers for strength and comfort for this great loss.

    Reply
  2. Willard Dee and Martha Heflin Terry

    Penny and Family, We are so sorry for your loss of Tony, We are remembering you in prayer.

    Reply
  3. Joyce krivacka

    Tony was like a part of my family. Grew up with my children. A very kind and good person.

    Reply
  4. Kara Fields

    Prayers for your loss. Tony was a classmate of mine and a great friend. Cherish memories of my childhood friend. My deepest sympathy.

    Reply
  5. Rhonda Taylor

    My heart goes out to the Banks’ family for their loss. Tony and I were classmates from elementary to high school.

    He was a good soul. Prayers for his family.
    Rhonda (Garvey) Taylor

    Reply
  6. Jonnie Bacate

    Tony was a good friend and colleague during my time at Adtran. I always enjoyed going to the range with Tony and the group popping off rounds at the end of the day. I remember our conversations about family values, conversative values, and Christianity. Great guy and will be missed. Prayers & condolences to the family

    Reply
  7. Tom Hopkins

    Tony was like a brother to me. We worked together for nearly 20 years at two different companies. He was creative AS an engineer, developing new products. We coauthored several U.S. Patents. We also shared personal lives together. After my retirement. distance did not quench our friendship. We got together often sharing stories of our families. I’m sure Tony would say that his greatest legacy is his family, in whom he was very proud. I am honored to have called him friend.

    Reply
  8. Dan Duncan

    I so enjoyed meeting Tony for lunch when we had time to do so. The talks were always great, and it seemed like we spoke daily. Wish I had spent more time with him for sure. Great man who loved his family so much. Will miss him greatly.

    Reply
  9. Rita Cloud

    Tony was a wonderful friend to my son Anthony Blair. He was very kind and respectful to me also. He was a great Christian man. He will be missed so much. Our condolences go out to Tony’s family.

    Rita Cloud

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