Calvin Barclift Banks, 87, of 2155 New Hope Road, died Monday, March 12, 2012 in his home.
Mr. Banks was born in Perquimans County and was the son of the late Elmer Gaston and Mabel Saunders Banks. A veteran of the US Navy, after 20 years of service he retired as a Chief Petty Officer having served during World War II and the Korean War. Later he was employed and retired after 15 years as a mechanic in the Aircraft Repair and Supply Center at the U.S. Coast Guard Base in Elizabeth City. He enjoyed memberships in Berea Church of Christ, Fleet Reserve #293 and the Coast Guard Credit Union. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie Kathleen Nixon Banks; a brother, Eugene Gaston Banks; and a grandson, Daniel Joshua Calderwood.
Surviving are his three daughters, Patricia Ann Calderwood and husband Daniel of Scotland, CT, Marjorie Kathleen Banks of Raleigh, and Susan Rebecca Banks of Clayton; a sister, Louise Barber and husband Edward of Hertford; a nephew, Eugene Gaston Banks, Jr. of Elizabeth City; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and his caregiver, Anna Smith.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 11:00 a.m. in Berea Church of Christ by Ministers Harold Rutledge and Jerry Norris. Burial will follow in Cedarwood Cemetery. Friends may join the family Thursday from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in Miller & Van Essendelft Funeral Home, 1125 Harvey Point Road, Hertford.
Flowers are welcomed or contributions may be made to Berea Church of Church, 1664 New Hope Road, Hertford, NC 27944 or to Albemarle Hospice, PO Box 189, Elizabeth City, NC 27907.
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