Omer A. “Spud” Banks, age 88, of Carmi, Illinois, passed away peacefully on Tuesday afternoon, January 21, 2020, at Deaconess Midtown Hospital in Evansville, Indiana.
He was born June 8, 1931, in Chico County Little Rock, Arkansas, the son of Everett M. and Eva Pearl Banks.
Omer was raised in St. Francisville, Illinois. He enjoyed listening to audio books as his vision had been limited since childhood. Omer was a 32nd Degree Mason and a past member of Rotary Club and Missouri Restaurant Association. He was a former board member of Huffman Methodist Church in St. Joseph Missouri and President of Henry’s Operators Promotional Enterprises.
He is survived by two daughters: Elizabeth “Beth” Banks of St. Joseph, MO and Gail Banks of Phoenix, AZ; former wife: Beverly Rodkey Banks of St. Joseph, MO; two grandsons: Brent and Bryan Gasper; one great-grandson: Barrett Rodkey Gasper; two brothers: Larry M. “Jug” Banks (Christine) of Crossville and Kenneth B. Banks (Jo) of Jacksonville, FL; and one sister: Sylvia A. Salmon (Gene) of Sebring, FL.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother: Franklin D. “Butch” Banks; a sister: Madrith Aleta Banks; and five half-brothers.
There will be no services. Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora assisted the family with arrangements.