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Gordon Lee Banks

April 8, 1946 — September 14, 2021

Battle Creek

Gordon Lee Banks, 75, of Battle Creek, passed away at his home on Tuesday, September 14, 2021.

He was born on April 8, 1946, to the late Merl and Geraldine (Smitley) Banks. He worked as a Meat Cutter for Bill Knapp's Commissary for over 35 years. On June 15, 1968 he was united in marriage with Charlotte (Sloan) Banks. He was a member of Harper Creek Baptist Church. He was an avid sports fan. He especially enjoyed watching and attending University of Michigan sporting events and was "Their Biggest Fan".  He dearly loved his grandchildren and enjoyed attending their sporting events.

Gordon is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Charlotte Banks; three children, Steven (Cindy) Banks, Tammy (Joshua) Ducker, Denny (Sherry) Banks; ten grandchildren, Cody, Cheyanne, Emily, Brittany, Breonna, Brandon, Savannah, Skyler, Gabrielle, and Noah; and siblings, Kenneth Banks, Shirley Martin, Vivian Lewis, Nancy Arnold.

He was preceded in death by siblings, Lewis Banks, Janet Baker, and Joyce Brooks.

Visitation will be held Friday, September 17, 2021, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm at Kempf Family Funeral & Cremation Services, 2838 Capital Ave SW, Battle Creek, MI 49015. The funeral service will be immediately following the visitation at 1:00 pm on Friday. A graveside service will follow the service at Battle Creek Memorial Park. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society. Please visit https://kempffuneralhome.com to view the online obituary, sign the guest book, or leave messages for the family.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Friday, September 17, 2021

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services

2838 Capital Avenue Southwest, Battle Creek, MI 49015

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Funeral Service

Friday, September 17, 2021

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services

2838 Capital Avenue Southwest, Battle Creek, MI 49015

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Graveside Service

Friday, September 17, 2021

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Battle Creek Memorial Park Cemetery, Battle Creek, Michigan

2435 West Territorial Road, Battle Creek, MI 49015

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