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Jimmy Bruce Banton

Jimmy Bruce Banton went to be with the Lord on Monday, Oct. 2, 2017 in Cedar’s Nursing Home, Charlottesville, VA. Jimmy was born at UVa hospital on Oct. 20, 1937.

He was predeceased by his mother, Bertha Banton Jamerson; father, Eugene K. Banton, Sr.; two sisters, Grace King and Louise Peake; and six brothers, Otis Banton, Beauford Banton, Edgar Banton, Lindberg Banton, Eugene Banton, and Thomas Banton.

He is survived by his daughter Sibyl Hale, her husband, Terry Hale, and two grandchildren, Cory and Taylor Hale. Both grandchildren referred to him as “Big Daddy.”

Jimmy enlisted in the Navy at a young age and following his service started a long career in sales. He was known to be quite the salesman. He worked for National Linen, Hamilton Paper and Acme Paper.

Until his illness, Jimmy was a great dancer and in his younger day could often be seen at the Moose or Elk’s Lodge. He enjoyed golf and played weekly, until his back no longer allowed him to do so. He was quite witty and could tell a very entertaining story.

A funeral service will be held at Hill and Wood Funeral Home, 201 N. First Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902, at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. Family will greet friends one hour prior to service. Burial will follow at Cedar Baptist Cemetery, 3932 Bell Rd., Dillwyn, VA 23936.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Hospice of the Piedmont (675 Peter Jefferson Parkway, Suite 300, Charlottesville, VA 22911).

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.hillandwood.com.