|Birth: ||Aug. 11, 1916, USA|
|Death: ||Nov. 4, 2010, USA|
Captain Roger Hicks Banner, United States Coast Guard, retired, died on Saturday, November 6, 2010 at his home in Port Royal, SC. Born August 11, 1918 in Ithaca, New York, he was the son of the late Erford L. and Pearl Decker Banner. A graduate of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy, he received his bachelor's degree from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and his MBA from Harvard University.
In World War II, he served on board the USS Samuel Chase, participating in the invasions of North Africa and Sicily. He received the Legion of Merit with combat "V" for leading the third wave of the invasion of Salerno, Italy. During his Coast Guard career he served as chief of supply in Washington, DC, on the faculty of the Coast Guard Academy and as the commanding officer of the cutters Evergreen, Cherokee and Campbell. In 2008, he was inducted into the Coast Guard Academy Hall of Heroes.
Following his retirement from the Coast Guard, he held positions with Electric Boat, Groton, CT, Loudoun Memorial Hospital, Leesburg, VA and Werner and Associates of Washington, DC. From 1980 – 1992 he was the Vice-President of Liberian Services Inc of Reston, VA.
Captain Banner resided in Leesburg from 1971 – 2005. He served on the vestry of St. James Episcopal Church and as licensed lay reader at the Church of Our Saviour Oatlands, an officer of the Loudoun Democratic Committee, and a soccer coach. He sang in several choirs and played leading roles in numerous community theater productions.
He is survived by his wife Cecile Dickson Banner, three sons, Roger L. Banner of Alpharetta, GA, Steven K. Banner of Highland Park, IL, and Laurence D. Banner of Charlottesville, VA, five daughters, Susan N. Banner of Allen, TX, Leslie B. Holubik of Coosada, AL, Joan Banner of Daytona Beach, FL, Virginia E. B. Rone and Dr. Rebecca L. Banner both of Beaufort, SC; twelve grand children and thirteen great grand children.
Funeral services will be held at the Church of Our Saviour, Oatlands, Leesburg, VA at 1pm on Friday, November 12, 2010 with burial to follow in Union Cemetery.
Created by: Jack Davison
Record added: May 24, 2012
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