Benny Wayne Bankston, 75, of Hixson passed away on Sunday, October 6, 2019. He was a retired pipefitter from UA Local 198, and he was a U.S. Navy Vietnam veteran. He was a member of the VFW and the American Legion. He enjoyed tinkering and fixing clocks, etc. He never met a stranger and talked with all kinds of people. He loved spending time with his 5 grandchildren as well.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Layton and Rita Bankston; his wife, Tina Bankston, and all of his siblings except one.
Survivors include his two daughters, Noelie (Michael) Longley, and Melissa (Mark) McNabb; sister, Patricia Richard of Baton Rouge, LA; grandchildren, Katie, Mark and Hunter McNabb, Hayle and Lillian Longley; several nieces and nephews, and cousins.
A Celebration of Life service will be 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, October 9, 2019, at the funeral home. Military Honors will be held in Chattanooga National Cemetery at a later date.
Condolences and memories can be shared at www.williamsonandsons.com. Arrangements are by Williamson and Sons Funeral Home, 8852 Dayton Pike, Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379.