Conner, Banks H.

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Banks H. Conner of Roanoke passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 10, 2022 at the age of 90. He was born September 30, 1931 in Floyd County to the late Willard and Maude Conner. Banks was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Opal Dean McNiel Conner.

He is survived by his daughter, Deanna Conner Gould and husband, Tim Gould; son, Jeff Conner and wife, Julie Conner; three grandsons, Harry Gould, Magnus Gould and Jago Gould; several nieces and nephews.

Banks founded CMT Sporting Goods in 1970 with dear friends Richard Trent, Cary Mangus and Charly Tull. For 34 years CMT served the Roanoke Valley and surrounding areas and Banks made countless friends with cherished employees and customers. Banks was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and a friend to many. He was known for his intuition, sense of humor, kind nature, generosity and supported many charities. He was a member of Head of the River Primitive Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 from 2 until 4 p.m. and 6 until 8 p.m. at Oakey’s South Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, September 15, 2022 at Oakey’s South Chapel. Interment will follow at Sherwood Memorial Park.