Banks, Michael “Smacky” D

Michael David “Smacky” Banks, went to be with his Heavenly Father, on Tuesday June 16, 2020 leaving behind the love of his life of 29 years, Leaneta “Lee” Pelphrey Banks. He was born October 25, 1948 in Kenova, WVa. a son of the late Emmett and Lorraine Preston Banks. Mike was a US Army veteran and a member of American Legion Post 93 Kenova whose Honor Guard will conduct military rites. He was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Michalyn Leigh Miller. Mike was a master electrician retired from IBEW Local 317. In addition to his wife he is also survived by five children, Chief Petty Officer Michael David (Kristin) Banks II, Lisa Marie (Perry) Morrone, Carmen (Brian) Scott, Candice (Geoffrey) Gettliffe and Bill (Deitra) Miller; ten grandchildren, Kristin (CJ) Snyder, Courtney (JT) Braley, Michael (Ashleigh) Crabtree, Brandon Morrone, Taylor Scott, McKensie Miller, Payton Morrone, Eli Miller, Ethan Banks and Hannah Banks; five great grandchildren, Harleigh, Callie, Evelyn, Cooper and Alyvia; one brother, Bill (Gail) Banks; one sister, Cheryl (Scott) Bowen; several nieces and nephews, other friends and family; special neighbors, Mick and Roxanne Fizer; special friends, Paul Rutherford, Scott McCoy, Ralph McKenzie and Terry Bentley. Visitation will be Monday June 22, 2020 from 2 to 4 at Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova. A celebration of his life will begin immediately following the visitation at 4:00 p.m. with his brother, Minister Bill Banks officiating. Online condolences may be expressed at

4 Replies to “Banks, Michael “Smacky” D”

  1. So sorry for your loss, Bill, may God be with you and your family during this time.

  2. Leaneta, so sorry for your loss, will keep you and your family in my prayers

  3. So sorry to hear about Mike’s passing. He will be greatly missed by many people. God be with you all at this time.

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