David Henderson Bankston

David Henderson Bankston

March 29, 1950 ~ January 13, 2023

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January 20, 2023


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David Henderson Bankston, 72, of Vero Beach, Florida died peacefully at his home on January 13, 2023 after a brief but valiant battle with brain cancer. David was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and friend and touched the lives of everyone he met.

David was born to the late Henderson and Dorothy Bankston on March 29, 1950 in Atlanta, Georgia. He was a proud graduate of the University of Georgia. He retired to Vero Beach after working 39 years for E I Dupont in Wilmington, Delaware.

David was preceded in death by his parents and loving wife Linda Bankston. He is survived by his daughter Jennifer Bankston Danze (Harrison), granddaughter Brooks, and step-sons Matthew Langdon (Marisa Kirwan) and Christian Langdon (Arielle Waller). David is also survived by his brother Michael Bankston (Charlotte), niece Jessica Black (Tim), and great-nieces Anna Grace and Caroline.

David enjoyed walking on the beach with his two dogs Josie and Jesse. He was always the life of the party and loved hosting dinner parties for his Vero family of friends. He was also an avid volunteer with the March of Dimes. His kind heart and quick wit made him truly one of a kind.

A Visitation will be held on Friday, January 20, 2023 from 5:00-7:00 pm at Thomas S. Lowther Funeral Home & Crematory, Vero Beach.

A Memorial and Celebration of Life will take place on Saturday, January 21, 2023 at David’s home from 2:00-6:00 pm.

David will be laid to rest with his beloved wife, Linda at Arlington Cemetery, Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in David’s name to the March of Dimes or to the charity of your choice.

Arrangements are by Thomas S. Lowther Funeral Home & Crematory, Vero Beach.

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January 20, 2023


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Jeff Smith - Friend

January 18, 2023, 2:16 am

Very sorry to hear about Dave and his very sudden passing. Dave was a joy to work with and a great mentor. I loved seeing him happy on the beach with his dogs and enjoying life.

Robin Harrington - Coworker

January 18, 2023, 2:29 am

My sincerest condolences to Dave’s family on this huge loss. I worked with Dave a number of times throughout my career at DuPont. I always admired Dave’s ability to grow the most beautiful orchids in his office, his mammoth vegetables he would bring into work and share with everyone, his knowledge of plants and flowers, but most of all, the sincere kindness he displayed towards everyone. While he and his wife are now together, they both left this world all too soon.

MaryAnne T Sawyer - Co-worker

January 18, 2023, 8:42 pm

I am so sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. I worked with him at DuPont and never saw him without a smile on his face. He was a genuinely kind man.

Debra and Gary Nagle

January 19, 2023, 5:02 pm

Condolences to Matt, Marisa and Dave’s family. So sorry Matt for your loss of your Stepdad. I know words can’t take away the hurt your feeling, but I want you to know how much we care. Sending you love and strength in this difficult time.

Diana Thompson - Friend

January 19, 2023, 7:12 pm

So sorry for your family’s loss. Hang on to the memories

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