|Birth: ||Feb., 1927|
|Death: ||Jan. 22, 2013|
Lt. Col. John L. Banner, Jr, age 85 died in Falmouth Hospital on January 22nd. A retired USAF Pilot, he was born in Americus, Georgia. He joined the U.S. Navy during the latter days of WWII. After discharging from the Navy, he attended Georgia Southwestern State University and then Florida State. He then joined the USAF Cadet Pilot Training program.
A Veteran of the Korean and Viet Nam War, he was the CO of the 553rd Air Reconnaissance wing and flew missions in Lockheed EC-121. He was a member of the Quiet Birdman and Military Officers Association of America, and was a proud member of the Falmouth Militia. Following retirement from the Air Force in 1971, he worked in Real estate, later founding Banner Real Estate.
He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Stella and six children; Karla, John III, Linda, Donna, Brenda and Steve and six grandchildren; Rebecca, Victoria, Patrick, David, Lydia and Callan.
Visiting hours will be from 4:00 – 7:00 PM on Thursday, January 24th in the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 475 Main Street, FALMOUTH CENTER.
A Funeral Home Service will take place at 8:30 Am on Friday, January 25th in the Funeral Home.
Burial will follow in the VA National Cemetery, Bourne, MA
Massachusetts National Cemetery
Plot: Sec 59, Site 1702
Created by: Charlet Roskovics
Record added: Jan 25, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 104149531
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