William Ray “Banjo” O’Banion
William Ray “Banjo” O’Banion of Campbellsville, son of the late William Byron O’Banion and Dorothy Ray Hord O’Banion, was born May 11, 1947, in Marion County, Kentucky. He died at 6:37 P.M., Saturday, May 5, 2018 in Campbellsville. Age: 70
He professed faith in Christ and was of the Baptist faith.
He served his country honorably in the United States Army from 1966-1968 and was stationed in Korea.
He was a knitter at Fruit of the Loom for twenty eight years.
He enjoyed hunting, traveling, camping, Kentucky basketball and family gatherings.
He united in marriage to Sheila George on July 1, 1989.
Besides his wife, Sheila O’Banion of Campbellsville, he is also survived by two brothers and one sister: Harold O’Banion and wife, Nancy and Donald O’Banion and wife, Vicky of Campbellsville and Diane Estep and husband, Kenneth of Elizabethton, Tennessee; his mother in law, Cecil Pearl George of Columbia; several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Michael E. “Sleepy” O’Banion and a sister, Wanda Kay O’Banion in infancy.
VISITATION: 5:00-8:00 P.M., Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.
FUNERAL SERVICE: 1:00 P.M., Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home by Dr. Paul Patton
BURIAL: Campbellsville Memorial Gardens with full military honors by the Marion County Veterans Honor Guard