The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK


December 13, 2012

Robert (Bob) Henry Banks

Published 12-14-12

ENID — Robert (Bob) Henry Banks, born to Vertis and Laverna Banks on Jan. 13, 1964, in Hutchinson, Kan., joined his father and son on Dec. 10, 2012.

Services will be Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at Temple Baptist Church at 10 a.m. Pastor Dan Alonso will officiate. Visitation will be today, Dec. 14, 2012, from 6-7 p.m. at Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home.

Bob met Valerie Vinsonhaler in 1983 and wed in 1987 in Hutchinson, Kan. Bob was a man who lived life to the fullest. He had many hobbies, including working on vehicles, fishing, water skiing, motorcross and riding his motorcycle. He lived for his family and helping others. Family always came first, whether it be working together, camping, skiing, fishing or bike riding. He firmly believed in helping others and was a member of the Downed Bikers Association. Bob became a roofer and made a lifetime career of it. He began working for Standard Builders of Enid, Okla., in 2004, and considered them his second family.  

Bob will be deeply missed by his wife, Valerie; sons, Brandon and Alan; daughter, Amber; six grandchildren, mother, Laverna Banks; sister Sharon Gumpenburger; brother, Jimmie Banks; and many other family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his father, Vertis; sister, Jimma Lee; and son, Andrew.

Memorials may be made to the family with Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home as custodian of the funds. Condolences may be made online at

(Submitted by family)

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