Reverend Timothy Wayne Banks, 64, of Grandview Plaza, KS, formerly of Springfield, MO, passed away on June 2, 2020.
A memorial service will be held on August 7th at 6:00pm, at Hillside Baptist Church, Springfield, Mo. with John Bingham and Cecil Tolbert officiating.
Memorials are suggested to the van ministry of Hillside Baptist Church, 8383 W State Hwy 266, Springfield, MO. 65803.
Timothy was born on June 14, 1955, in Topeka, Kansas to Wayne and Frances (Diehl) Banks. He graduated from Shawnee Height High School in 1973. On August 11, 1975 he married Deborah Rowe in Dallas, Texas. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Theology at Baptist Bible College in Springfield MO. He was ordained into the Gospel ministry in 1980 and was called as pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church in Emory Texas the same year. Later, he was called as pastor of the Meriden Baptist Church in Meriden, Kansas.
In 1994, he moved his family to Springfield, Missouri where he served in numerous capacities at Hillside Baptist Church for the next 23 years. He also worked full time at Cox Hospital as a medical technician during that time.
Timothy enjoyed treasure hunting in antique stores and garage sales. He was always searching for unique ways to present the Gospel. His call to the ministry was his most valued calling, followed closely by being “Poppy”.
Timothy is survived by: his wife, Deborah; his son, Nathan (Ashley) Banks of Meriden, KS; his three daughters, Genevieve (Marlin) Kroenke of Springfield, MO, Kimberly (Gary) Tolbert of Springfield, MO, and Kristi (Silas) Keim of Grandview Plaza, KS; his brother, Randy Banks of Topeka, KS; his sister, Kathy (David) Kroenke of Tecumseh, KS; his 12 grandchildren; and a host of loving family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his son Timothy Ray Banks, an unborn child, his sister, Terry Zeller, and one great grandchild.
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