Linda Kay Banks was born June 12th, 1947 in San Diego, California to Maxine Marie (Burge) and Truman Dwight Alexander. She passed away in her home on Saturday, April 9th, 2022 at the age of 74 years, 9 months and 28 days.
Linda grew up in Dumas, Texas and Sweetwater, Oklahoma where she attended school graduating from Sweetwater High School in May of 1965. After graduation she moved to various places and held many jobs including Amarillo, Texas where she was employed with a bank where she worked in the back printing checks. She returned to Sweetwater and met Harvey Banks and they were later married on May 9th, 1983. They briefly moved to Old Glory, Texas before returning to Sweetwater to make their home and raise their family. In 1997 Linda opened her own herb shop in Sayre and later moved it Elk City and continued to own and operate it until her retirement in 2016. She also enjoyed touring the U.S. by way of a motorcycle with Harvey, gardening, reading and wanting to improve everyone’s health. Linda always saw her accomplishments in life as owning her own business, raising 4 children and 10 grandchildren, and being able to deal with Harvey Banks.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Harvey Banks; daughter, Marjorie Deene Banks; brother, Sam Alexander; grandson, Jayse Cotey Lohberger; 2 nieces, Lori Keathley and Lana Keathley.
Linda is survived by her 4 children, Eric Lohberger and wife, Sheila, Sweetwater, OK, Justin Lohberger and wife, Brandi, Elk City, OK, Dawn Case, Sweetwater, OK and Banks Timmons, Sweetwater, OK; 10 grandchildren, Dusty, Niki, Drayton, Morgin, Landon, Parker, Colton, Carson, Cash and Aubree; 1 brother, Jerry Alexander and wife, Lisa, Sweetwater, OK; 2 sisters, Beverly Keathley, Sweetwater, OK, and Carole Russell, Phoenix, AZ and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral Services will be held Thursday, April 14, 2022 at 2:00 PM at the Sweetwater First Baptist Church officiated by Daryle Perry. Burial will follow at Mulberry Cemetery under the direction of Chris Whinery and the staff of Affordable Cremation Service-West. Condolences can be made online at www. classicfunerals.com