The family of Roger Bankston, 74, of Gladewater will receive friends from 10 a.m. until 12p.m. Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at the chapel of McWhorter Funeral Home in Gilmer. Interment will be in the DFW National Cemetery at a later date.
Roger was born January 30, 1943 in Bloomsburg, PA to David and Kathryn Bankston and passed away Thursday, January 11, 2018 in Longview.
He was an electrical engineer and honorably serviced his country in the Air Force during the Vietnam War, Roger's love of electronics continued throughout his entire life. He was an avid reader, was fascinated by World War II, and was licensed as an Amateur Radio operator for over 50 years.
He is survived by his wife of 29 years, DeBorah Lynn Bankston; siblings, Mark Woodall, Donna Cisco, Billy Willoughby, Elizabeth Wiggins, and Kathleen Miller; children, Dawn Bankston-Troiani, Nicole and Mustafa Popal, Tyrle McDaniel, Samantha and Christopher Gerke; grandchildren, Marissa Troiani, Sitara and Sofia Popal and Nathaniel Gerke, as well as numerous dogs.
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