John Banner, Jr.

September 17, 1933 - June 21, 2018
John Banner, Jr.

John Banner, Jr. age 84 of Wilmington passed away on Thursday June 21, 2018 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

He was born in Mount Airy, NC on September 17, 1933 to John Elisha Banner, Sr., and Johnnie Mae Roberts Banner.

John was a proud veteran and Captain of the US Air Force flying F-100’s serving in active duty from 1955 – 1959 and later was a member of the NC Air National Guard from 1964 to 1969 and flew transport missions in support of combat operations in the Vietnam War. John was a graduate of UNC Chapel Hill with a degree in Banking and Finance. He was a professional Real Estate Broker and Appraiser and a partner in Town and County Realty in Mount Airy, NC from 1958 to 1979 and after moving to Wilmington operated John Banner Associates as an Independent Fee Appraiser, and Commercial Broker. After retiring from real estate John was a Bridge Tender at the Isabelle Holmes Bridge in Wilmington. John loved being on the water and fishing as well as hunting with his son “Jay”.

John is survived by his wife of 50 years, Sherry Morris Banner; his son, John Banner, III along with other extended family members.

A Celebration of Life ceremony will be held 2 pm Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel. Interment will be held in Mount Airy at Oakdale Cemetery on Friday June 29 at 10am and is open to family and friends

Flowers or donations to be made to a charity of ones’ choice or to St. Jude’s Hospital.

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  • June 23, 2018
    Dorothy Fowler says:
    Sherry and family, I’m so sorry to hear of Mr Banner’s passing. He was a great co-work, fine man and a wonderful friend. He will be truly missed! I worked with Mr Banner for five years on Isabel Holmes and it was my pleasure. Love and prayers, Dorothy

  • June 23, 2018
    Dorothy Fowler says:
    Sherry, I’m sorry to hear about your great loss. Mr Banner was a great co-worker, a fine man and a wonderful friend. I really thought a lot of him. We worked together at Isabel Holmes for 5 years. I will never forget his love for his family and country! We talked many times about his service and his love for hunting, guns and ammo. I will miss my friend. With deepest sympathies, love and prayers, Dorothy

  • June 24, 2018
    Ray says:
    Ms.Banner I'm very sorry to hear the sad news and will miss Mr. Banner every time that I inspect The operation of Isabel bridge generators. Mr. Banner reminded me so much of my father and we both talked of his service and shoot, hunting events. I had just ordered him (by suprise) a print of the jet plan F100 that he flew during his service in the Air Force. Received the print in the mail Wednesday and was going to buy a frame Friday to suprise him. Never got the chance to give the print or the invitation to take him trap shooting. He will always find a place in my heart. Ray

  • June 24, 2018
    Sue Joens says:
    Sherry, Our Edgewater pals are unfortunately slowly leaving us, but we can smile remembering the good times we had way back when. John, in his casual, calm way, was always a pleasure to meet and talk with....My blessings to you, and son.

  • June 24, 2018
    Nan Graham says:
    Dear Sherry and Jay, I was so very sorry to hear of John's passing. We have missed you all on the street and have fondest memories of the old crew when we first moved to the neighborhood. Somehow life seemed simpler then . My love and sympathy to you both at this difficult time. Do come by and visit when you get a chance. Nan Graham