Bobby “Bob” Dwight Bankston
October 19, 1951 -
November 15, 2017

Visitation

November 17, 2017
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Service 

November 18, 2017
1:00 PM

Interment

Obituary

Funeral service for Mr. Bobby “Bob” Dwight Bankston, age 66, of Fayetteville, TN, will be conducted Saturday, November 18, 2017, at 1 PM at Parks City Baptist Church with Bro. Don Russell. Burial will follow in Macedonia Cemetery. Mr. Bankston passed away on November 15, 2017 at his residence.

Mr. Bankston, a native of Lincoln County, was born on October 19, 1951 to the late Robert “Tobe” and Dorothy Ruth Bankston. He was a good artist and singer. He was the owner of Mastercraft Sharpening Services for 31 years and he was currently Judicial Commissioner in Lincoln County. He was active in the Lincoln County Honor Guard and a member of the United States Army 3rd Infantry Old Guard, Washington, D.C.. He was very active in his church serving as a trustee and maintenance director and a Gideon member.

Survivors include his wife of 24 years, Ann Crumrine Bankston; son, Brad “Boo” Bankston, wife, Christine, and their two children, Julie and Carter Bankston; daughters, Amanda Mance (Trotwood) and Dana Gravitt; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother, Don Bankston (Kathy); sisters, Kathy Bevers (Crandell) and Linda Norris (Charles); and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Billy and Wayne Bankston.

Visitation with the family will be held Friday, November 17, 2017, at 4 PM until 8 PM at Higgins Funeral Home. Higgins is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Bankston.

Video Services

33 Comments

  1. J. Moore/Volunteer

    To the Family of Bobby Dwight Bankson,
    So sorry to learn about the loss of your Dear Loved One, Bobby. Please know that so many people share your grief with you to help you through this difficult time of sorrow. Please accept my deepest condolences as we await the time when Christ Jesus will awaken all of those who have fallen asleep in death; including your Beloved, “Bob”.
    (John 11:41-44)

    Reply
  2. Anne Beddingfield

    My deepest condolences to the family. Praying!

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  3. Kay and Randy Johnson

    So sorry for your loss was a good man.

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  4. Brenda Diestelow

    Bobby was a great friend of my family and an exceptional man. My heart breaks for the Bankston family. He will be missed by many.

    Reply
  5. lynn towry brown

    Mr Bobby was such a good man, always had a smile and spoke of good kind words,he will be dearly missed.Bless the family in there time of need

    Reply
  6. Julia Stafford

    To Ann and Family, I am so sorry, I have known the Bankston Family for many years and they were always a hard working good family, Bobby was always a pleasure to talk to and he always smiled and was so kind. He will be missed by many especially my kids they thought the world of him. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Judy

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  7. Rhonda Wilbanks

    Sorry to hear of Mr Bobby passing. I’m sure that Heaven is rejoicing and he’s a singing. Oh how beautiful Heaven must be…

    Reply
  8. Gail and JD Randolph

    I was so sorry to hear of Mr. Bobby’s passing. He was a kind, gentle and generous man. I loved to hear him sing and will miss him greatly. My heart goes out to Ann. I was blessed to have known him and hate to lose him but heaven is rejoicing. Can’t wait to see him again.

    Reply
  9. Pam Thompson

    What a blessing to have known such a kind, honorable, and honest man. He always had a smile and concern for others. We’ve shared many meals at local restaurants and conversations, too. He was committed to serving others and the people of this county. He loved the Lord and he loved his family. He certainly loved his wife, Ann. He took an interest in my son, Philip, and they were friends. He was always happy to take time to listen to him and indulge his ideas or jokes he had to share. I’m glad to say that Mr. Bobby Bankston was my friend. He was an honorable man and reminded me much of my own father. He will be sorely missed. I pray God’s comfort for all of his family.

    Reply
  10. Donna Partain and Heather Humphrey

    So sorry for the loss he will be missed

    Reply
  11. Robn Shelton

    Never have I met a kinder man. I will miss Mr. Bobby but my memories of the gentleman he was will forever be with me. I hope your special memories can carry you through.

    Reply
  12. Jennifer Wessler

    My heart is very heavy for the loss of such a great man. My grandparents (Shelby and Homer Knox), my dad who worked with him along with countless others, thought the world of this man!! He definetlty had some amazing stories to tell! As a majestrate at the jail, he always listened to the inmate, really listened and tried to never cast judgement upon them. It didn’t matter if you called him at 10 am or 2 am to come to the jail, he would never complained and would show up with not a hair out of place and clothes never with a single wrinkle. He was a joy to be around.

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  13. Brenda ,Joe ,Joseph and Stephanie Burns.Mattie

    Ann, and Family.Bobby Bankston was one of the Best that I know.Always respectable and Honest to all he came in contact with .Helpful to those in need ,and caring for those in trouble.He had a smile that we will never forget and was honored to have known him all these year’s .He never changed at all and was a Great person for anyone to have known. God has gained an Angel ,that none will ever forget here on Earth .Thinking of you all. Brenda Burns ,Joe Burns and Family

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  14. Larry Mills

    Bobby you will be truly missed my best friend for over 50 years we played music together and always kept in touch no matter how far away we were could not ask for a better friend sorry for your loss Ann

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  15. Angie Amos (Durham)

    I’m heartbroken! I loved Mr Bobby. He was such a good man. Ms Ann, Boo, I am so sorry and you are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Angie Amos (Durham)

    Reply
  16. Terry Bevels

    I did not personally know Mr. Bankston, but I am sorry for your loss. God Bless You All in this time of sorrow.

    Reply
  17. Judy McLeod

    Ms. Ann, Boo, Christine, Julie and Carter,
    Mr. Bobby was one of the nicest, kindest men. He always spoke and asked how we were when we saw him out eating. My heart is hurting for you, but know that as we hold you in our thoughts and prayers, God holds you in His arms. Judy, Mike and Jonathan McLeod

    Reply
  18. Teresa Dunn

    I worked for Bobby for almost 2 years. A wonderful man and certainly was good to me. I knew Ann and she was so kind!! God bless this family. My prayers are with you all!!

    Reply
  19. Joshua Blackburn

    I am thankful to have gotten to know Mr. Bobby for just a short time through the FLC Recycling Board. He was a great asset to our community in many ways. You all are in my prayers.

    Reply
  20. Kim Crabtree & Kellie

    Ann and family
    So sorry for your loss Mr. Bob will be missed by many. Know that you all are in our prayers and thoughts.

    Reply
  21. Charlie Steve Davis

    Bobby Bankston; like all the Bankston Family, worked hard and was honest. Two qualities that seem to be fading in today’s society. Our prayers are with the Bankston Family

    Reply
  22. James A. Bonner

    I have known the Bankston family for over 50 years, and Bob for more than 30. He always had a smile and was a pleasure to know and to do business with. He will be missed.

    Reply
  23. Carolyn Fortner

    So sorry for your loss, I have known Mr. Bobby all my life he was a good man. He will be missed

    Reply
  24. marcella scott

    Sorry to hear. God bless you all at this sad time.

    Reply
  25. Greg and Mona Dodson

    Our hearts are heavy to hear of Bob’s passing. He was a good man. Prayers for Ann and the rest of the family. He will be missed.

    Reply
    • William johnson

      I am very sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to ms.ann and family. I have known mr.bobby for many years.served with him on the honor guard with the sheriff’s department. He will be missed.

      Reply
  26. Kenny Campbell

    My heart is heavy with the news of Mr. Bankston passing. I looked up to him in every way. I always enjoyed our conversations at the Sheriff Office . Truly one of the greatest men I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing. May God Bless you and your family. Mr. Bob, you will truly be missed .. ?

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  27. James Owen

    Bobby was a good friend and was a man you could trust and believe in. Bob Loved the Lord and was a very good singer. I know God was pleased with him here on Earth and is welcoming him home. Bob will be greatly missed by everyone that had the privilege of knowing him. Rest in peace Brother Bob.

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  28. Gina Neece

    He was such a sweet and gentle man. So very sorry to hear of his passing.

    Reply
  29. Harold Brenda Edwards

    So very sorry for your loss. Mr. Bankston was a good man and a wonderful singer. He will be missed. Harold and Brenda Edwards ( The Gospel Way )

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  30. Janette Askins

    So sorry for your loss. He will truly be miss

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  31. Lisa Reese

    My heart is broken for you all.. Bob and Ann did so much for my family.. Kerry and I both worked several years for them…It was more like we were family and not just employee and employer.. sure do miss those days when we were all together.. I love you Ann ! Praying for you all !

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  32. Stacy Johnson

    I truly enjoyed each and every occasion I had to speak to Mr Bobby. May God bless his family in the days to come.

    Reply

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33 Comments

  1. J. Moore/Volunteer

    To the Family of Bobby Dwight Bankson,
    So sorry to learn about the loss of your Dear Loved One, Bobby. Please know that so many people share your grief with you to help you through this difficult time of sorrow. Please accept my deepest condolences as we await the time when Christ Jesus will awaken all of those who have fallen asleep in death; including your Beloved, “Bob”.
    (John 11:41-44)

    Reply
  2. Anne Beddingfield

    My deepest condolences to the family. Praying!

    Reply
  3. Kay and Randy Johnson

    So sorry for your loss was a good man.

    Reply
  4. Brenda Diestelow

    Bobby was a great friend of my family and an exceptional man. My heart breaks for the Bankston family. He will be missed by many.

    Reply
  5. lynn towry brown

    Mr Bobby was such a good man, always had a smile and spoke of good kind words,he will be dearly missed.Bless the family in there time of need

    Reply
  6. Julia Stafford

    To Ann and Family, I am so sorry, I have known the Bankston Family for many years and they were always a hard working good family, Bobby was always a pleasure to talk to and he always smiled and was so kind. He will be missed by many especially my kids they thought the world of him. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Judy

    Reply
  7. Rhonda Wilbanks

    Sorry to hear of Mr Bobby passing. I’m sure that Heaven is rejoicing and he’s a singing. Oh how beautiful Heaven must be…

    Reply
  8. Gail and JD Randolph

    I was so sorry to hear of Mr. Bobby’s passing. He was a kind, gentle and generous man. I loved to hear him sing and will miss him greatly. My heart goes out to Ann. I was blessed to have known him and hate to lose him but heaven is rejoicing. Can’t wait to see him again.

    Reply
  9. Pam Thompson

    What a blessing to have known such a kind, honorable, and honest man. He always had a smile and concern for others. We’ve shared many meals at local restaurants and conversations, too. He was committed to serving others and the people of this county. He loved the Lord and he loved his family. He certainly loved his wife, Ann. He took an interest in my son, Philip, and they were friends. He was always happy to take time to listen to him and indulge his ideas or jokes he had to share. I’m glad to say that Mr. Bobby Bankston was my friend. He was an honorable man and reminded me much of my own father. He will be sorely missed. I pray God’s comfort for all of his family.

    Reply
  10. Donna Partain and Heather Humphrey

    So sorry for the loss he will be missed

    Reply
  11. Robn Shelton

    Never have I met a kinder man. I will miss Mr. Bobby but my memories of the gentleman he was will forever be with me. I hope your special memories can carry you through.

    Reply
  12. Jennifer Wessler

    My heart is very heavy for the loss of such a great man. My grandparents (Shelby and Homer Knox), my dad who worked with him along with countless others, thought the world of this man!! He definetlty had some amazing stories to tell! As a majestrate at the jail, he always listened to the inmate, really listened and tried to never cast judgement upon them. It didn’t matter if you called him at 10 am or 2 am to come to the jail, he would never complained and would show up with not a hair out of place and clothes never with a single wrinkle. He was a joy to be around.

    Reply
  13. Brenda ,Joe ,Joseph and Stephanie Burns.Mattie

    Ann, and Family.Bobby Bankston was one of the Best that I know.Always respectable and Honest to all he came in contact with .Helpful to those in need ,and caring for those in trouble.He had a smile that we will never forget and was honored to have known him all these year’s .He never changed at all and was a Great person for anyone to have known. God has gained an Angel ,that none will ever forget here on Earth .Thinking of you all. Brenda Burns ,Joe Burns and Family

    Reply
  14. Larry Mills

    Bobby you will be truly missed my best friend for over 50 years we played music together and always kept in touch no matter how far away we were could not ask for a better friend sorry for your loss Ann

    Reply
  15. Angie Amos (Durham)

    I’m heartbroken! I loved Mr Bobby. He was such a good man. Ms Ann, Boo, I am so sorry and you are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Angie Amos (Durham)

    Reply
  16. Terry Bevels

    I did not personally know Mr. Bankston, but I am sorry for your loss. God Bless You All in this time of sorrow.

    Reply
  17. Judy McLeod

    Ms. Ann, Boo, Christine, Julie and Carter,
    Mr. Bobby was one of the nicest, kindest men. He always spoke and asked how we were when we saw him out eating. My heart is hurting for you, but know that as we hold you in our thoughts and prayers, God holds you in His arms. Judy, Mike and Jonathan McLeod

    Reply
  18. Teresa Dunn

    I worked for Bobby for almost 2 years. A wonderful man and certainly was good to me. I knew Ann and she was so kind!! God bless this family. My prayers are with you all!!

    Reply
  19. Joshua Blackburn

    I am thankful to have gotten to know Mr. Bobby for just a short time through the FLC Recycling Board. He was a great asset to our community in many ways. You all are in my prayers.

    Reply
  20. Kim Crabtree & Kellie

    Ann and family
    So sorry for your loss Mr. Bob will be missed by many. Know that you all are in our prayers and thoughts.

    Reply
  21. Charlie Steve Davis

    Bobby Bankston; like all the Bankston Family, worked hard and was honest. Two qualities that seem to be fading in today’s society. Our prayers are with the Bankston Family

    Reply
  22. James A. Bonner

    I have known the Bankston family for over 50 years, and Bob for more than 30. He always had a smile and was a pleasure to know and to do business with. He will be missed.

    Reply
  23. Carolyn Fortner

    So sorry for your loss, I have known Mr. Bobby all my life he was a good man. He will be missed

    Reply
  24. marcella scott

    Sorry to hear. God bless you all at this sad time.

    Reply
  25. Greg and Mona Dodson

    Our hearts are heavy to hear of Bob’s passing. He was a good man. Prayers for Ann and the rest of the family. He will be missed.

    Reply
    • William johnson

      I am very sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to ms.ann and family. I have known mr.bobby for many years.served with him on the honor guard with the sheriff’s department. He will be missed.

      Reply
  26. Kenny Campbell

    My heart is heavy with the news of Mr. Bankston passing. I looked up to him in every way. I always enjoyed our conversations at the Sheriff Office . Truly one of the greatest men I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing. May God Bless you and your family. Mr. Bob, you will truly be missed .. ?

    Reply
  27. James Owen

    Bobby was a good friend and was a man you could trust and believe in. Bob Loved the Lord and was a very good singer. I know God was pleased with him here on Earth and is welcoming him home. Bob will be greatly missed by everyone that had the privilege of knowing him. Rest in peace Brother Bob.

    Reply
  28. Gina Neece

    He was such a sweet and gentle man. So very sorry to hear of his passing.

    Reply
  29. Harold Brenda Edwards

    So very sorry for your loss. Mr. Bankston was a good man and a wonderful singer. He will be missed. Harold and Brenda Edwards ( The Gospel Way )

    Reply
  30. Janette Askins

    So sorry for your loss. He will truly be miss

    Reply
  31. Lisa Reese

    My heart is broken for you all.. Bob and Ann did so much for my family.. Kerry and I both worked several years for them…It was more like we were family and not just employee and employer.. sure do miss those days when we were all together.. I love you Ann ! Praying for you all !

    Reply
  32. Stacy Johnson

    I truly enjoyed each and every occasion I had to speak to Mr Bobby. May God bless his family in the days to come.

    Reply

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