Mr. Don Ray Bannister
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I was so sorry to hear of Don's passing. I worked with Don for many years at ADS and was his dispatcher for many of those. He was a joy to know and work with. He was always upbeat. I pray that the Lord will wrap you in His loving arms and give you peace and comfort in the days and weeks ahead.

Posted by: Lou Vavra - Ennis, TX   Dec 05, 2012

Sorry to hear about your uncle, Michelle.

Posted by: regina moss    Dec 05, 2012

Val, Doug, Shelley, and Darla:

I wish I had the words to express how sorry I am over the loss of Uncle Don. He was a great man that was loved and respected by the entire family. May God give you peace and long lasting memories of a great husband, father, and grandfather.

Posted by: Brian Melton - Frisco, TX - Nephew   Dec 05, 2012

I am praying for your sweet family during this time. Shelley is a wonderful friend to me and I am touched by the stories she has shared about her sweet Daddy. He not only was a great Dad, but was a strong fighter is his battle with cancer. May you Rest in Peace Mr. Bannister, and I rejoice that you are in the arms of Jesus!

Posted by: Gena Wharton - Kemp, TX - FRIEND   Dec 04, 2012

You are in my thoughts and prayers, i didnt know Don but just his smile showed he was a very sweet and loving person. i pray that god will give you strength and peace at this time. i love you, girl

Posted by: doris allen - paris, TX - friend   Dec 04, 2012

Val and family,
James and I will always remember all the good and fun times our families shared. The church functions we attended together, the times we shared at dinners, and James and Don's fishing trips and our children growing up together. The list goes on and on. Don was a good friend and we will miss him. We love you and your family and are praying for God's love and strength to comfort and give you peace at this time.
James and Faye

Posted by: Faye Nabors - Sunnyvale, TX - friend   Dec 04, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I loved Don and am glad he is no longer in pain.

Posted by: Judy Morris Trammell - Athens, TX - cousin   Dec 04, 2012

Rest in peace my sweet daddy, you have been the greatest dad and pawpaw. I will deeply miss our daily hugs. Thank you for the unconditional love for us kids and thank you for being a great role model to your grandkids, they cherished you so much. Not sure how to move forward but I will find the strength you gave me and will honer your name..
Always in my heart! I love you daddy!

Posted by: Shelley Bannister Rychlik - Scurry, TX   Dec 03, 2012

Val and Kids
So sorry I know how hard it is. Brings back so many memories .You and Don were so very much help to Sonya during the time J.C. had left-- words can not express how much it meant. I know that JC is thanking him for it now. Love to All Maxine

Posted by: Maxine Bannister Tedder - Forney, TX - Cousin   Dec 03, 2012

Dear Valerie and family, we are so sorry for your loss. We mourn with you Don's passing. He was a wonderful friend. His ready smile and our lunches and dinners together will always be remembered. We love you and have you in our prayers.
James and Kay

Posted by: James and Kay Leaks - Dallas, TX - Friends   Dec 03, 2012