November 11, 1956 ~ October 19, 2007

Born in: Buncombe Co., NC,
Resided in: Arden, NC

WESLEY GLENN BANKS Arden ~ Wesley “The Wes” Glenn Banks, 50, of Arden, went home to be with Jesus on Friday, October 19, 2007. A native of Buncombe County, he was a son of Hazel Bartlett Banks, of Marion and of the late Wayne Banks. Wes was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, where he had many brothers and sisters in Christ. In addition to his mother, Wes is survived by his wife of 14 years, Tammy Lance Banks; three daughters, Heather N. Banks, of the home, Jessica N. Banks, of Rutherfordton and Angie K. Banks, of Charleston, WV; a brother, Rick Banks, of Asheville; a sister, Mary Banks, of Marion and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, October 22, 2007 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with the Reverend Cecil Robinson officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:00-2:00 PM on Monday at the church. Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family.

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  1. I JUST WANT TO SAY HOW SORRY I AM AND IF YOU NEED ANYTHING,I MEAN ANYTHING FILL FREE TO CALL.BY THE WAY IM SISSY DAUGHTER TINY THATS WHAT UNCLE WES CALLED ME.I REALLY LOVE UNCLE WES AND I WISH I COULD HAVE GOT TO COME DOWN THERE.AGAIN IM REALLY SORRY. YOU GUYS ARE IN OUR PRAYERS TINA

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  2. Tammy and Heather, I am so sorry to hear of Wes’s passing. Ms. Kelley told me a few days ago. You, Wes and Heather were good neighbors and friends when we all lived in Overlook MHP. Wes will be missed by all who knew him. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Heather and family.

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  3. Wes you will be missed greatly. I miss you so much. This is really hard to deal with, I keep thnking I am gonna wake up from a bad nightmare, and your gonna be here, but I know that’s not gonna happen! Wes was a wonderful uncle, husband, friend, father…it’s gonna be hard to make it through this world without you! I was Wes’ favorite niece, I was his Crissy Baby, and I have been since the day I was born. Wes was always there for me, no matter what or when I needed him! I know Wes is in heaven with Papa, and Larry, and Aunt Nannie, and all the other people who was in our lives that has passed on. I have so many wonderful memories of Wes, from childhood on that are always gonna be forever in my heart, just as Wes will be! I love you so much Wes, and I wish you were here. Wes was looking foward to my upcoming wedding to Jonathan, and now he’s not here, he will be with me in spirit when I walk down that isle. Wes said I was always his pick, that anything I needed I could always call on uncle Wes. Wes I love you so much!! In closing, I want to say that Tammy you and Heather are both in my prayers and thoughts, and I love you both very much. If you find that you need anything I am here for you!

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  4. In loving memory of our good friend. You will truly be missed. Save us one big fish and a spot on the wall to put #3.
    Mariea, Kasey & Ken

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  5. I love you uncle Wes.Thank you for all of the candy and drinks you gave me,I will never forget you,
    and you will always be in my heart,
    Hailey

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  6. Dear Tammy, Heather and Family,
    Wes was such a wonderful friend, a great man of faith, a prayer warrior and an inspiration to each of us. A light for Christ has gone to be with our Lord. He will greatly be missed.
    You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Barbara Gryder

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  7. Poppa Bear I love you so much and I always will you will always be with me.No ONE WILL EVER TAKE YOUR PLACE EVER!!!!!!!But honey I will see you again.love you forever THE TATER!

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  8. Hey daddy i love you with all my heart.I will miss you and i will talk to you everyday and everynight and i love you so much and i will allways see you twinkling star at me and some people think i may be stupid but i will talk to you every min of the day i love you so much and i will see you soon.i miss you and i will be your bestfriend 4 ever.i know that you are not here to watch me grow up but i know that you are here everystep i take and i will clean up my shoes like you wanted me to.I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE YOU YOU WILL ALWAYS BE MY HERO AND I MISS YOU.We were so close and we still are and i will take care of everybody and mommy and the truck (cadalic) i love you soooooooooooo much i will see you later love you!!!

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  9. To all the family- From Judy Ramirez Ann’s daughter. Iam so sorry about Wes If You need me e-mail me. Tammy and the kids my heart goes out to you. Wes was at my mother’s funeral and it is a shame that families are not closer than they are. Wes has gone home to live with Jesus where there is love and no arguing or fighting.
    Judy R.

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  10. Tammy and Heather,we were so sorry to hear of Wes’s passing. Please know that we at the payment center and the Kounty Line are thinking of you both during these sad days and that you are in our prayers.

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  11. Tammy, Hazel and Children,

    I’m sorry Sami & I were unable to make the trip down with Wayne. We want you to know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. I’ve known Wes for 26 years and he was a good guy! He will be missed by many. Just stay strong and draw strength was our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Love to you all.

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  12. Tammy, Hazel and Children,

    I’m sorry Sami & I were unable to make the trip down with Wayne. We want you to know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. I’ve known Wes for 26 years and he was a good guy! He will be missed by many. Just stay strong and draw strength was our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Love to you all.

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  13. My prayers are with you and your family during this time of loss. May God be with you each and every day of your life as your pilot.
    Love and prayers, Dan

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  14. Wesley,
    We didn’t really get to know eachother very well, but we’ll still be cousins forever. I’m sorry that we never truly got to know eachother because from all that I’ve heard, you were a great guy. I really wish we could have gotten to know eachother better but I’ll miss you and I know everyone else will to. Tammy and Heather, I know I haven’t really gotten to know you all very well either, but you are still in our prayers. Stay strong!!!
    Your cousin,
    Samantha

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  15. I still miss and love you more than anything. I can’t wait to see you again, I’m 8 years older now.. 17 going on 18, I can’t wait to laugh and smile with you again I love you rest in peace

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