Gerald Douglas Banks

Gerald Douglas Banks, 70, passed Friday, December 2, 2016 with family by his side. A native of DeRidder, LA. A graduate of DeRidder High School, class of ‘66. He served in the U.S. Navy on the USS Bexar during Vietnam. After serving his country, he worked and retired at Boise Cascade.


Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Martha Jo Hennigan Banks of DeRidder, LA; sons, Chris Banks and wife Michelle of DeRidder, LA and Joshua Todd Banks of The Woodlands, TX; brothers, Robert R. Banks and wife Betty Lee of DeRidder, LA and John Michael Banks and wife Angela of Dry Creek, LA; stepbrother Michael Paul Henry and wife Carla of DeRidder, LA; sister, Judy Banks of Centennial, CO; grandchildren, Jordan Dean Banks and wife Cyanna of Sulphur, LA and Gabriel Christian Banks of Lake Charles, LA; great grandchildren Ella Grace Banks and Iva Claire Banks; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, RJ and Gladys Banks Henry.


Gerald loved being in his computer man cave. He was a motorcycle enthusiast and lover of jet black coffee. He had a passion of traveling with Martha, visiting friends and making memories with family.


Visitation will be held on Monday, December 5, 2016 from 4:00PM – 8:00PM at Myers Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder, LA. Visitation will continue on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at Grace Baptist Church in DeRidder, from 9:00AM until time of service at 11:00AM.  Brother George Lee Glass will officiate. Pallbearers will be Jordan Banks, Gabriel Banks, Joey Dronnet, Raymond White, Billy Burr and Eric Burr. Burial will follow at Cannon Cemetery in Merryville, LA. We would like to thank everyone for all their prayers and support. He will truly be missed by all.