Jack W. Banker, 92, of Shelbyville, passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2020
at Community Hospital South in Indianapolis.
Born May 30, 1928 in Shelbyville, he was the son of R. Ray Banker and Leah
Jessie (Headlee) Banker. He married Lois E. (Miller) Banker on December 30,
1948, and she survives.
Other survivors include a son Scott W. Banker of Portland, Oregon, a daughter
Karen E. Banker of Shelbyville; grandson Colin W. White of Shelbyville; nieces
Phyllis Babcock of Indianapolis, Diane Boring (husband John) of Shelbyville,
and nephew Jeffrey Miller (wife Susan) of Elkhart, Indiana. He was preceded in
death by his parents, brother-in-law Glenn Miller, and sister-in-law Joan Miller.
Mr. Banker was a lifelong resident of this area,and graduated from Shelbyville
High School in 1946, and Indiana Business College in 1947. He was a self employed
real estate broker/insurance agent, owning and operating Banker's Agency in
Shelbyville for over 55 years. He was a 60+ year member of First United Methodist
Church, where he served on the Board of Trustees and church council, a member of
Shelby Lodge #28 F&AM, York Rite Masonic, American Legion for over 50 years, and
a former member of Shelbyville Elk's Lodge. He served on the Shelbyville City Council
from 1976-1980, and was Addison Township Trustee for many years. He was a US Army
veteran attaining the rank of corporal.
Jack loved pets, especially his cat Zoe, watching sports on TV, and enjoyed traveling
in his earlier years.
Graveside services will be 1:00 pm on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at Forest Hill Cemetery
with Pastor Colin Cress officiating. Public viewing will be at the cemetery from 12:30 pm
until the time of the service. Military rites will be conducted by a local veterans organization.
Memorial contributions can be made to the First United Methodist Church, or Shelbyville/
Shelby County Animal Shelter, in care of the funeral home.
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