Mr. Banister was retired as an electrician for SKW Alloys in Calvert City with 25 years service. He was owner and broker of Century 21 Land of Lakes Realty in Eddyville. He was a member of Lamasco Baptist Church in Lyon County and also attended Eddyville First Baptist Church in Eddyville. He was a member of Parkersville Masonic Lodge No. 484 in Lamasco and he served our country as an Army Vietnam veteran.
He is survived by two daughters, Dr. Chezley Banister-Neth and her husband, Randall, of Orange Beach, Ala., and Schanda Banister-Doughty and her husband, Andrew, of Adams, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Nathaniel “Gage” Polchlopek, Connor Andrew Doughty and Cainan Banister Doughty; two sisters, Phyllis Sue Garland of Lamasco and Gloria Marcella Damron of Pleasant View, Tenn. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Nancy Colley, an infant sister, Rosella Banister and an infant brother, Marlan Banister. His parents were Roy Bruce Banister and Bessie Audell Oliver Banister.
Services were 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013 at Lamasco Baptist Church in Lyon County with the Revs. Dean Ray and Tim Perdue officiating. Burial followed in Lamasco Cemetery with graveside military rites.
Visitation was 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, 2013 at Lakeland Funeral Home in Eddyville with Masonic Services held at 7 p.m. Visitation also was held from 11 a.m. until the funeral hour of 1 p.m. Saturday at Lamasco Baptist Church.
Memorials may be made in memory of Harlan Banister to: LUNGevity Foundation,
435 North LaSalle Street, Suite 310, Chicago, IL 60654 www.lungevity.org or to the Lamasco Friends Relay for Life, c/o Bobby Cummins, 1280 Ferguson Road, Princeton, KY 42445.
This is a paid obituary.