Chauncey Leon Banks

Chauncey Leon Banks, Olathe, Kansas passed away peacefully on October 20, 2020 at his home after a courageous fight against cancer. Chauncey will be honored with a private committal service at Leavenworth National Cemetery on November 5, 2020.

Chauncey was born on December 6, 1948 in Wetumka, Oklahoma to Joseph and Victoria (Loggins) Banks. He was the youngest of four children and was often called “Wimpy” because of his small stature. His family moved to Kansas City, Kansas where he graduated from Wyandotte High School in 1966. After graduation, he attended the University of Kansas for a year before realizing having a good time in college costs money. He took some time off to work for General Motors before enlisting in the United States Air Force. He initially failed the physical test, but ever determined to take on a challenge, he took the test again and passed. During his service, he worked as a Communications Specialist in the Philippines during the Vietnam War.

After his honorable discharge, he returned to Kansas City, Kansas where he met his future wife, Jacqueline (Jackie) Farr. Chauncey and Jackie were married on September 28, 1974.

Chauncey worked for Siemens Medical Systems for 28 years before retiring in 2005. He had a penchant for science fiction and technology. Growing up, his hobbies included taking toys apart and putting them back together. He enjoyed sharing his love for music, movies, books and football with his family and friends.

Chauncey is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Arthur Cordell Banks. He is survived by his loving wife, Jackie, of 46 years, daughter, Adrienne (Derrick) Lund, and two grandchildren, Evelyn Mae Lund and Dexter Banks Lund, all of Olathe. He is also survived by his brother Joseph Banks, Jr. (Clairee) of Grandview, Missouri, sister, Jo Ellen Scott of Foster City, California, and numerous brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the doctors and nurses at Olathe Health and Olathe Health Hospice Care for their compassion and support.

Contributions

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made with Chauncey Banks’s name on the memo line to Olathe Health Charitable Foundation, 20375 W. 151st Street, Suite 325, Olathe, KS 66061.


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8 Comments on “Chauncey Leon Banks”

  1. Michael Scott Says:

    My uncle taught me a lot. He started me on the path to computers, electronics, sci-fi and shared a love of James Bond. My family teased me when I was young I took things apart to figure out how they worked, was a trait I got from him (as well as my sarcasm). Love you always Uncle!

  2. Tom P Wolff Says:

    To the Banks family I wish to offer my deepest sorrow.
    Chauncey meant a lot to me and was a mentor when we both worked for Siemens. What a great human being!! I was fortunate to get to see him for lunch on numerous occasions over the years. I will miss him.

  3. clinton & Bobbie Sanders Says:

    I knew Chauncey as loving husband, father, brother, brother-in-law and friend. He was always friendly, helpful and easy to talk with and he was my go to on any computer related issues because he knew them inside out. I will always have happy thoughts and memories of him.
    Jackie, Adraine and other family members we grieve with you, we love you and pray always for you. We are here for you always and know the God will see you through this time also.

    God bless you,
    Clinton & Bobbie

  4. clinton & Bobbie Sanders Says:

    I knew Chauncey as loving husband, father, brother, brother-in-law and friend. He was always friendly, helpful and easy to talk with and he was my go to on any computer related issues because he knew them inside out. I will always have happy thoughts and memories of him.
    Jackie, Adraine and other family members we grieve with you, we love you and pray always for you. We are here for you always and know the God will see you through this time also.

    God bless you,

  5. Traci Braswell Says:

    Praying for the Banks family. We were deeply sadden to learn about the loss of Mr. Banks. May God bring the Banks family peace & comfort.

    Love
    Traci, Nigel & Grace Braswell

  6. Barbara J Whiteside Says:

    During a period several years ago, my cousin, Chauncey, and I exchanged reviews and comments on books we had read, our views on political and social issues, and other stimulating topics. I thoroughly enjoyed discussing important topics with such an intellectually inquisitive and well-read person! We both got involved in other things and haven’t had those exchanges for a long time. I regret that. Chauncey was a gift from God to our family – smart, clever, intelligent, and caring. My heart aches for you Jackie, Adrienne, Joe, and Jo.

  7. Katherine Spratt Says:

    Chauncey and I would keep up with one another through phone calls few yet during these last few years they were far between. We sometimes exchanged email and text. I loved my cousin he was always upbeat and never expressed negative feelings. Even when he was ill, if he wasn’t able to say I’m doing well he would say I’m coming alone. My regret is not spending time with him or even communicating with him on a regular basis. However I know we were very confident in our love for one-another. I’m grateful he is no longer in pain and discomfort. My heart goes out to you Jackie, Adrienne, Joe, Jo Ellen all the nieces, nephews and grandchildren he was so proud of. You are always in my prayers.

  8. Dorothy D Banks Says:

    My cousin, Chauncey better known to me as Whimpy, and I were close to the same age and grew up together in a close family relationship. When we got older I was always glad to see him at family reunions. I remember attending his daughter’s wedding. When I found out he was ill, I would keep in touch by texting him. I was stunned when I learned that he had passed because my last words to him was, “I’m praying for your complete recovery Cuz.” I actually thought his health was improving but I know God is always in charge. Goodbye Cuz. I will always love and miss you.

    My heart goes out to you, Jackie, Joe and JoEllen(Cookie). I will keep all of the family in my prayers and in my heart.

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