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Thomas Floyd Bankston III

d. November 9, 2023

Saint Peters

Thomas F. Bankston III, 76, a husband, stepfather, grandfather, great grandfather and brother, passed away peacefully in the presence of family on November 9, 2023. He couldn’t go long without telling a joke or a silly rhyme (he was a poet and didn’t know it, but his feet sure showed it, longfellows) so he’d probably rather you laugh while you read this.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 40 years, Betty J. Bankston, with whom he co-owned B&T Auto Repair in St. Peters, MO. He loved cars (well, except Fords, which he’d tell you stood for Found On Roadside Dead) and would think about them so much during the day that he’d dream he was a muffler (he’d wake up exhausted). He is survived by Betty’s three children, Velma 'Farris' Godt (Dennis), Paul M. Farris Jr., and Valerie 'Farris' Hume (Andrew); four grandchildren, Evan Godt (Kristin), Ethan Godt (Emilie), Travis Hume (Britni) and Danni Hume; two great grandchildren, McKenna Hume and Kaleb Hume; siblings Alice L. Bailey (Jerry), Mary A. Holway (Jerry), and  Sandra J. Walter (Ken); nieces and a nephew, as well as their families.  He is, also, preceded in death by his parents, Thomas F. Bankston, Jr and Gladys L. Bankston (nee Hodo); sister Karan L. Pupillo. 

Tom was raised in the church and loved the Lord. He cherished, a good meal, fishing and time with family.

A celebration of life fellowship will be held on November 17 2023 from 1:00pm to 3:30pm

at Fast Lane Classic Car’s event center, 427 Little Hills Industrial Blvd, St Charles, MO 63301 

(The event center is located on the upper level of the Fast Lane Classic Cars gift shop)


In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Louis Area Foodbank


The American Heart Association

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