Gregory A. Banton, 60, master firefighter for 30 years

Gregory A. Banton
Gregory A. Banton

Gregory A. Banton, 60, passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at home with his spouse by his side.

He was born Oct. 14, 1958, in Virginia Beach to late Aubrey W. and Dorothy M. McQueen Banton. He was a Virginia Beach master firefighter for 30 years, worked 10 years at Atlantic Shores Retirement Home and served eight years in the U.S. Army.

He is survived by his wife, Sophie; stepsons, Ryon Nance and Tommy Nance; daughter-in-law, Grace; five-month-old granddaughter, Sara; brother, Jerry Robinson, and his wife, Nancy, Danny (deceased), and his wife, Diane; four sisters, Joan Munden, (deceased husband, John) Barabra Thompson, and her husband, Doug, Donna Glass, and her partner, Lonnie, and Beth Brown.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m., Thursday, June 20, followed by a memorial service at 3 p.m. at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5033 Rouse Drive, Virginia Beach.

Memorial donations may be made to the Virginia Beach SPCA at

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