Sherman Glenn Banks, DuPont retiree

August 15, 2019

Sherman Glenn Banks, 81, of Gumboro passed away Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019.

He was born Jan. 3, 1938, to the late Lloyd and Clara Banks, at home in Selbyville. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a grandson Thomas G. Kirshner Jr.; and his in-laws James and Jerdie Hitchens.

He retired from the Nylon Capital DuPont plant in Seaford in 1992 where he worked as maintenance planner supervisor.  He and his wife owned and operated S & T Package Store in Gumboro for a few years.  Sherman served in the Army from 1957-60 where he was stationed in Germany and received a good conduct medal. He was also a member of Masonic Lodge AF&AM #37 in Dagsboro, East Sussex Moose Lodge #2542, Bi State Ruritan Club, Selbyville Elks Lodge #2173, Dagsboro Volunteer Fire Company, and Delaware Mobile Surf Fishermen.

His hobbies included hunting, fishing, watching NASCAR, and watching his great-grandboys’ sports games. His family was his biggest joy and he was so proud of them all. His favorite words of advice were, if you want to do something don’t wait, just do it; and take care of your health. 

Sherman is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Thelma J. Banks; two brothers, Albert Banks (Carol) and David Banks (Bonnie); his two children, Kim Kirshner (Tom) and Glenn Banks (Missy); three grandchildren, Ashley West (Justin), Ashley Tyre (Steven) and Adam; three great-grandchildren, Ryland West, Waylon Tyre and Weston Tyre. He is also survived by many brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews, extended family and friends.

A funeral  service will be held at noon, Saturday, Aug. 17, at Watson Funeral Home, 211 S. Washington St., Millsboro, officiated by Pastor Chuck Reynolds, where friends may call from 10 a.m. to noon for visitation. Burial will be at Careys Cemetery. The family asks for casual dress, just as Sherman would have wanted. 

In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations in Sherman’s memory to the Gumboro Community Center, 36849 Millsboro Hwy., Millsboro, DE  19966, where he was a long-term member and past vice president.

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