Banks, Arthur L.

Arthur L. “Butch” Banks, age 79 of Galesburg, Illinois passed away Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at his home.

He was born on February 14, 1935 in Galesburg, Illinois the son of John and Virgil Cheatham Banks.

Surviving are his children: Linda Campbell of Galesburg, Illinois; Sherry Banks of Galesburg, Illinois and Patricia Banks of Galesburg, Illinois. He is also survived by two grandchildren, three great grandchildren and two sisters, Shirley Banks and Phyllis McKeown, both of Galesburg, Illinois. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Deloris Swank.

He attended Knoxville High School. He worked for Purington Brick Yards of East Galesburg, Illinois and then worked in construction for the Union. He enjoyed fishing and hunting.

Cremation rites will be accorded. Hurd Hendricks Funeral Home in Knoxville, Illinois is in charge of arrangements. On-line condolences or sympathy cards may be sent to