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Richard A. Banks, 71, Columbia, KY (1948-2020)

Richard A. Banks of Columbia passed away on Friday, January 17, 2020 at 2:25am at Summit Manor Nursing Home in Columbia. He was 71 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 4pmCT on Friday, January 24, 2020, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, with cremation to follow. Bro. Lanny Garner will officiate.

Visitation is requested after 2pmCT on Friday, January 24, 2020.

He was born August 21, 1948 in Adair County, preceded in death by his father, Winfrey Banks. He was a member of Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church, the Adair County Cattlemen's Association and a farmer.

Survivors include:

  • His wife - Barbara Bottoms Banks of Columbia
  • His mother - Lois Bennett Banks of Columbia
  • One daughter - Sheri Banks Little of Columbia
  • Two grandsons - Isaac and Jeff Little both of Columbia
  • One brother - Randall Banks of Columbia
  • One sister and brother-in-law - Betty and Bobby Brockman of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee
  • Several other relatives and friends
The family would prefer a donation to the American Diabetes Association in place of flowers and envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences at

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Richard A. Banks, 71, Columbia, KY (1948-2020)

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