Graveside services will be held at 12:00 P.M., Wednesday, September 23, 2020, Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church, Oliver Street, Buena Vista, Georgia.
Please be mindful that we will adhere to all government recommendations and mandates at all services at this time. We are limiting graveside seating to no more than 10 with masks being strongly encouraged. Other masked attendees are welcomed but will be expected to practice social distancing.
Graveside services are likely to be held on ground that is uneven, which is out of the control of Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc. We ask that you take this into consideration when choosing footwear, such as shoes with high, thin heels. Please be advised that Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc. will not be held responsible for injuries at a grave site because of this.
Spencer L. Banks was born August 8, 1944 in Jacksonville, Florida. He was preceded in death by his parents Arthur Brown and Annie Bell Myrick. At an early age, he migrated to Buena Vista, Georgia where he lived throughout his childhood and teenage years.
Spencer was a veteran of the United States Army. He served proudly for two and a half (2 ½) years on active duty and four (4) years in the Army reserve. While serving his country, he received Certificates of Appreciation and medals for Good Conduct and National Defense Service.
Upon returning to the workforce, he worked several jobs as he pursued an education in accounting, Spencer was a high school graduate of Buena Vista High and believed in the importance of education. He also labored and worked hard gaining technical skills such as brick laying and carpentry.
Spencer soon planted his feet in the marketplace as a Chemical Specialist of General Chemicals in Atlanta, Georgia. He retired from General Chemicals at the age of 62 with notable recommendations.
Spencer was a modest man of God who loved his family dearly. As a couple of 49 years, he leaves to survive his memory, his wife, Agnes J. Banks, a daughter, Leticia J. Douglas, a special son, Sidney A. Douglas, Sr., five grandchildren Sidney (II), Aisha, Chauncey, Cameron and Seth. He also leaves to honor his life, a loving sister, Joann Banks (Slim), a devoted nephew, Arthur Banks (Tijuana), great nephew Shomirie, great niece Nakimera, three god children, Ashley (TJ), Miguel and Joshua, a mother-in-law, Katherine Jackson, a host of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, sisters and brothers-in-law and many other family members and friends.
He was well loved and honored. His memory will be well cherished, and his presence forever missed.