Edgar “Edd” Banks



Edgar “Edd” A. Banks, age 95, of New Palestine, passed away Friday, November 26, 2021. He was born in Ermine, Kentucky on March 18, 1926 to Wesley Banks and Bertha (Morgan) Banks. He attended Whitesburg High School in Whitesburg, Kentucky. Edd was a veteran of the United States Navy and served in WWII. On March 10, 1948, he married Fairy Banks in Uz, Kentucky.

Edd worked at Indiana Kentucky Electric Corporation in Madison, Indiana for 31 years. He had been a barber in his early adulthood. For many decades, he also worked as a farmer as his second occupation. He was a member at Heather Hills Baptist Church in Indianapolis.

Edd is survived by his children, Edward Banks (Marilyn) of New Palestine, David Banks (Kathleen) of Reidsville, NC, and Joan Banks-Moss of New Palestine; 7 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wesley and Bertha Banks; wife of 72 years, Fairy Banks; and siblings, Beatrice Brown, Virgil Banks, Ruth Crittenden, Roy Banks and Carlos Banks.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 30, 2021, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Erlewein Mortuary &Crematory, 1484 W. US Hwy. 40, Greenfield, IN 46140. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at the mortuary. Burial will follow at Charlestown Cemetery in Charlestown, Indiana.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made by mail to the Alzheimer’s Association 50 E 91st St #100, Indianapolis, IN 46240 or envelopes will be available at the mortuary. Friends may share a memory or condolence at www.erleweinmortuary.com.


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