Billy John Bankston

November 15, 1935 - February 15, 2017

Billy John Bankston

Billy J. Bankston, 81, went to be with our Lord on Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital. 

Born November 15, 1935, in Port Arthur, Texas, to Bilbo and Thelma (Frederick) Bankston, he served in the Naval Reserves and was a retired Polymer Chemist from Solvay. Billy was a lifetime resident of Texas and a gifted artist who loved the Dallas Cowboys.

Bill is survived by his son, Jeffry Bankston and wife, Susan, of Houston, Texas; grandson, Justin Reed Bankston of Atascocita, Texas; great-grandson, Wesley Scott; great-granddaughter, Emery Jade; stepchildren, Jody Jannise and wife, Traci; Chris Jannise and wife, Sheila; Regina Harris and husband, Thad; grandchildren, Ryan and Tyler Jannise; Christopher and Kimberly Jannise; and Quentin Rico.

He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Beverly; daughter, Denise Lawrence; and brother, David. 

A gathering of Mr. Bankston's family and friends will begin at 1:00 p.m. with his funeral service to follow at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, February 19, 2017, at Broussard's, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. A graveside service will be at 10:00 a.m., Monday, February 20, 2017, at Magnolia Cemetery, 2291 Pine Street, Beaumont.

Broussard's Mortuary - Major Drive
1605 N. Major Drive Beaumont, TX 77713
Gathering of family and friends
Broussard's Mortuary - Major Dr.
1605 N. Major Drive Beaumont, TX 77713
Sunday, February 19, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Funeral Service
Broussard's Mortuary - Major Dr.
1605 N. Major Drive Beaumont, TX 77713
Sunday, February 19, 2017
2:00 p.m.
Graveside Service
Magnolia Cemetery
2291 Pine Street Beaumont, TX 77703
Monday, February 20, 2017
10:00 a.m.
Interment
Magnolia Cemetery
2291 Pine St Beaumont, TX 77703

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