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Jimmy Derrell Banks
April 6, 1950 - November 20, 2019

Mr. Jimmy Derrell Banks of Blytheville departed this life on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at the family residence in Blytheville, AR at the age of 69 years, 7 months and 14 days.  He was born Thursday, April 6, 1950 in Harrisburg, AR and lived in Blytheville and was formally of Trumann.  He was a veteran of U.S. Army serving in the Vietnam Era, he retired from Cyro-Evonik in Osceola and was a member of First Baptist Church of Blytheville.  He was preceded in death by one daughter, Koneissa Banks; two sisters, Shelby Burns and Rhonda McGuire, one brother John T Banks and his parents, John F. and Lura M. Davis Banks.       He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Carolyn Taylor Banks; one son, Chatley Banks of Mountain Home, AR; a special son, Scruffy Doodle Banks; four sisters, Christine Roach of Mountain Home, AR, Linda Vaughn of Gulfport, MS, Fair Rouse of Trumann, AR and Catherine Brown of Jonesboro, AR.       Visitation will be Saturday from 12:00 noon to 1:30 at Thompson Funeral Home in Trumann, Ark.  A celebration of his life will follow at 1:30 in the chapel of Thompson Funeral Home in Trumann with Rev. Jim Swinford officiating.  Burial will follow at Jonesboro Memorial Park in Jonesboro, AR.      Pallbearers will be Shannon Rouse, Greg Rouse, Tyler Brown, Don Clifton, Justin Terry, and Danny Askew.  Honorary pallbearers will be Phillip Brown, Wade Brown, and Ronnie Taylor.       An online register book can be signed at www.thompsonfuneralhome.net.

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November 23, 2019
12:00 PM - 01:30 PM

Thompson Funeral Home Chapel
220 Viva Drive
Trumann, AR 72472

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Funeral Service

November 23, 2019
01:30 PM

Thompson Funeral Home Chapel
220 Viva Drive
Trumann, AR 72472

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  1. Terry Cook, 301 norma jean dr ,Truman ar says

    Carolyn and Chatley I did not no about Jimmy's passing. I miss you all. I would have been there. Jimmy was a great friend of my family. Iam so sorry to here this. Terry Cook & girls.

  2. Phillip Davis, Houston Texas says

    You were always a fine person I remember you right out of war the black VW a very fine man RIP

  3. Doris Penter, Trumann says

    So sorry to here about a Jimmy passing. I left town on Wednesday. The family will be in my prayers.

  4. Linda Holland, Osceola says

    So sorry for your loss. Jimmy was a very kind and caring. Enjoyed working with him over the many years. God bless you both.

  5. Mary Lee Cunningham, Jonesboro says

    So sorry for your family's loss. I think of 69 years as much younger than I once did, and I know you would certainly have loved to have Jimmy with you for many more years. May God help you treasure the memories you made during the years you had together.

  6. Carl Lucy, Holland, Missouri says

    I am so sorry for your loss. Jimmywas loved and will be missed by so many people.

  7. Bobby Hightower, Trumann Ar says

    A good man husband and father

  8. Carlene Overturf, Osceola Arkansas says

    So very sorry for the families loss, praying for everyone. Jimmy was a great person to be around and he will be missed by all. Thanks Jimmy for always being a kind soul

  9. Sharon Kay Rouse Ealey , Malden Mo. says

    I am so sorry for your loss.

  10. Kenny White , Memphis, TN says

    Jimmy was a classmate and friend and will be missed by many. May the Lord wtap His loving arms around his family and give them strength and comfort during this difficult time. RIP, Jimmy!

  11. Kenny White , Memphis, TN says

    Jimmy was a classmate and a friend. Blessings and comfort to his family and friends. May the Lord wrap you in His loving arms and bring you peace.

  12. Stan Cragg, Conway, AR says

    So sorry to hear of Jimmy’s passing. Had some really fun times when we were a bit younger! Prayers and love to all...

  13. Billy Randolph, Osceola Ar says

    So sorry for your loss Carolynn and family ! Jimmy was a co-worker and friend . It was a honor of knowing and working with Jimmy . He will be miss but NOT FORGOTTON !!

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