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Patrick Michael Banks

September 23, 1955 - November 20, 2021

 

November 20, 2021, our Lord and Savior called home his Servant, Patrick Michael Banks, 66 of Fort Worth, Texas.  Patrick Michael Banks will be forever remembered as a fiercely devoted Husband of 45 years, a benevolent and loving Father, and loyal Brother.

 

Visitation:  10:00 am, Monday, December…read more

 

November 20, 2021, our Lord and Savior called home his Servant, Patrick Michael Banks, 66 of Fort Worth, Texas.  Patrick Michael Banks will be forever remembered as a fiercely devoted Husband of 45 years, a benevolent and loving Father, and loyal Brother.

 

Visitation:  10:00 am, Monday, December 6, 2021, at Grace Baptist Church, 1501 Jim Wright Freeway, Fort Worth, Texas 76108 with A Celebration of Life immediately following at 11:00.

Interment:  2:15 pm, Monday, December 6, 2021, Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, Texas 75211.

 

Patrick Michael Banks was born in 1955 in Oak Lawn, Illinois to Thomas and Elsie Banks.  After graduating from Oak Lawn High School in 1974, Patrick enlisted in the United States Navy and served mightily as a second-generation Machinist Mate, Petty Officer 2nd Class, protecting our country’s freedoms until 1980.  After serving abroad, Patrick returned with his family to the United States and worked as an Iron Worker having made his mark on some of the most iconic architectural structures in Chicago, IL including “The Terminal of Tomorrow” at Chicago O’Hare airport.

 

Patrick graduated from Moraine Valley Community College after working as an Iron Worker and began his career as a professional draftsman.  In 1997, Patrick joined Thrall Rail Car which was later purchased by Trinity Industries and most recently Arcosa.  Over his 23-year career in manufacturing, Patrick was responsible for the design and manufacturing of some of the most innovative technologies used today such as articulating auto-rack railcars and energy efficient wind towers.

 

Patrick’s contributions to industry and society can only be overshadowed by his contributions and dedication to his family.  Most of all, Patrick enjoyed the simple aspects of life being fulfilled by time spent with his Wife of 45 years, walking through the neighborhood hand-in-hand, cruises to celebrate a number of anniversaries, regularly scheduled trips together to Sam’s and Costco, and the occasional indulgence of an Italian Beef Sandwich.  On Father’s Day, you could find Patrick consistently driving the fairway alongside his son, later having opportunity to teach the game to multiple Grandsons.  Weekends and late nights of cheering on the Bears or Cubs could only be replaced by his dedication to his Grandson’s baseball games.  Patrick’s legacy forever embodies the true definition of a Husband, Father, Brother and Servant of the Lord.

 

Patrick is survived by his first and only love, Jane Banks; son, Thomas Banks; daughter-in-law, Adria Banks; grandsons, Ryan Banks (19) and Kevin Banks (14) of Brighton, Colorado, and Grandson Brandon Zavala (21) of Oxnard, California.; daughter, Candice Garcia; grandson, Ethan Banks (16) of Dallas, Texas; and granddaughter, Maya Garcia (22); great-grandson, Ezra Garcia (1 Mo.) of Chicago, Illinois; daughter, Jane Banks, son-in-law, Nicholas Russo; grandsons, Grayson Russo (7) and Tyler Russo (5) of Hudson, Colorado; daughter, Nagisa Banks of Portage, Indiana; brother, Joseph and Sue Banks of Orland Park, Illinois, brother, George and Lorrie Banks of Parkridge, Illinois, and brother, Jimmy and June Banks of Buckeye, Arizona.

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Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Monday, December 6, 2021

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Grace Baptist Church

Address:

1650 N. Las Vegas Trail
Fort Worth, Texas 76108

Service Information

Date: Monday, December 6, 2021

Time: 11:00 am

Grace Baptist Church

Address:

1650 N. Las Vegas Trail
Fort Worth, Texas 76108

A Celebration of Life


Cemetery Information

Date: Monday, December 6, 2021

Time: 2:15 pm

Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery

Address:

2000 Mountain Creek Parkway
Dallas, Texas 75211

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