Morris G. Banks, 78, a founder of Tidewater Senior Athletic Association

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Morris G. Banks

Morris G. Banks

Morris G. Banks, 78, passed away on Monday, June 13, 2016. He was born on October 17, 1937, to the late Mildred Mae and Milton L. Banks Jr. in Albertson, N.C.

Mr. Banks served 20 years and retired from the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the Fleet Reserve, Branch 99, the Non-Commissioned Officers and the Softball Players Association. Mr. Banks was also part founder of the Tidewater Senior Athletic Association, which he held close to his heart.

He is survived by his loving wife of almost 52 of years, Joanne L. Banks; sons, Brian A. Banks, and his wife, Crystal, and Christopher G. Banks; brother, Hugh T. Banks, and his wife, Ann; sister, Grace B. Hendrick, and her husband, Ron; and five grandchildren, Joshua, and his wife, Rachael, Savannah, Zane, Jared and Aiden.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, June 19, at Rosewood Kellum Funeral Home, 601 N. Witchduck Road., Virginia Beach. A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, June 20, at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Rosewood Memorial Park.

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