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Fisher Funeral Home, Denison, Texas obituary:

Buford Wesley Banks, age 87, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at Homestead of Denison.

Buford was born November 25, 1921 in Scroggins, Texas the son of Bonney and Rosa (Brackett) Banks. He retired from Pillsbury and was the original founder of OK Roofers. Buford loved being outdoors, fishing, especially crappie fishing. Buford was a member of Southside Baptist Church where he had served as past deacon and treasurer for over 30 years. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He will be missed greatly by his family and friends.

Buford is survived by his loving family, wife, Juanita Banks of Denison, TX; son, Gary Banks and wife, Linda of Denison, TX; daughter, Glenda Coffman and husband, Tom of Frisco, TX; grandchildren, Bradley Coffman, Chris Coffman, Stephanie Clark and husband, Ronnie) and Gary Wayne Banks and wife, Somer; great-grandchildren, Caitlan Coffman, Tyler Coffman, Mia Coffman, Clay Langford, Cameron Fallon, Ty Clark and Macey Clark; brother Robert Banks and wife, Paula of Cedar Hills, TX. Buford was preceded in death by his parents, first wife, Dorothy Banks, siblings, Margaret Palmore, James Banks, Emma Lou Merrell, Ben Banks, Charles Banks and half brother, George Ray McDonald.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 23, 2009 at Southside Baptist Church with Rev. Keith Taylor officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarlawn Memorial Park in Sherman. Family visitation will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 22, 2009 at Fisher Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Danny Taylor, Mark Ashley, Bill Massenburg, Steve Jones, Clifford McKenzie and Butch Gayoso. Honorary Pallbearers will be Dewayne Ward, Bob Merrel, Bill Vandever, James Dickerson, R.A. Dickerson and Ronnie Riddle.

Condolences may be registered online at www.

Arrangements are under the direction of Fisher Funeral Home, located at 604 West Main in Denison.

Cedarlawn Cemetery
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