Graveside green burial for Michael Wayne Banks, 66, Lawrence will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 17, 2014 at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence, KS. He died Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at his home.
Michael was born October 13, 1947 in Salina, KS the son of C. Wayne and Shirley (Kiekel) Banks.
He was a self-employed woodworker and custom furniture builder.
He married Kathrine Banks on December 31, 1981 in Wichita, KS. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include his father, C. Wayne Banks, Wichita, KS; two daughters, Kandi Kae Banks, Wichita, Andrea Lynn Banks-Caracciolo and husband Esteban, Tempe, AZ; two sons, Nicholas “Nic” St. John Banks and wife Rachelle, Chad Michael Banks and wife Josie, both of Lawrence, ten grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and two sisters, Sherry Adams, and Cynthia Banks, both of Wichita. He was preceded in death by his mother; and one son, Scott Wayne Banks in 1988.
The family suggests memorials in his name to Lawrence Humane Society or a charity of your choice and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.