Beloved husband, devoted father, cherished grandfather, brother and friend of many, Timothy Charles Bankston, age 58, passed away on Thursday, July 25, 2019 in Longview, Texas surrounded by his family. Timothy was born on September 9, 1960 in Gilmer, Texas to Henry Thomas and Billie Joe (Rhyne) Bankston. He is preceded in death by his parents; his grandparents, U. L. and Lois Rhyne; his uncles, Lloyd Rhyne, Edward Rhyne, Charles Bankston and his wife, Faye Alise Bankston; and his cousins, Robby Rhyne and Laura Kay. On August 21, 1981, Timothy married the love of his life, Theresa Gail (Grisham) Bankston and together they celebrated almost 38 years of marriage. He is survived by his wife, Theresa Gail Bankston; his sons, Jonathon Bankston and his wife, Nancy, Michael Bankston; his daughter, Breanna Kay Cruse and her husband, Dustin; his grandchildren, whom he adored, Emily, Adam, Hunner, Tyler, Billy, Brennan, Rylee, Zoey, Zayden, Zaidee and Zerick. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other family members and friends who were blessed by his life. Timothy proudly served his country with the Texas Army National Guard, retiring after 20 years, earning the rank of Corporal. He was a life member of the National Guard Association of Texas. He was a dedicated, loyal friend; and a cherished family man who loved everyone. He never met a stranger and if you were his friend, you were his friend for life. He loved hunting, fishing, being outdoors and loved music. He was known for his love of dancing and was hard to keep up with on the dance floor but his true passion in life was his family and the time spent with them. Visitation will be held on Friday, August 2, 2019 from 6-7pm at Meadowbrook Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life Service with Military Honors will be held on Friday, August 2, 2019 at 7:00pm at Meadowbrook Funeral Home with Sgt. Sylvester Allen officiating. The family requests that you please complete your favorite memory of Timothy and place it on the Memory Wreath provided at the funeral home which will be presented to the family following the service.. Online condolences may be offered at www.meadowbrookfh.com
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