Roy A. Bannister PDF Print E-mail

Roy Albert Bannister, Sr., 83, of Little Mountain, died Tuesday, May 29, 2018, at Providence Hospital.

Born in Newberry on July 26, 1934, he was a son of the late James William and Maude Lee Caldwell Bannister. He was a Korean War Army veteran and retired from SCE&G after twenty-five years. Mr. Bannister was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church where he had been involved with the Lutheran Men in Missions. He was a member of the Wheeland Community Center.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Clara Nell Metze Bannister; daughters, Joyce L. Bannister of Little Mountain, Debbie B. Metts of Newberry, Shelia J. Bannister of Little Mountain; sons, William H. (Gwen) Bannister of Blair and R. Albert (Iris) Bannister, Jr. of Pomaria; grandchildren, Jennifer (Stefan) Bookman, Vanessa Parker, Blake (Amber Cangialosi) Metts, John (Tiewana Cromer) Metts, Joshua (Emily Berrian) Bannister, Eric (Erin) Bannister, Benji Bannister, Nicholas Bannister, Zachary (Danielle) Bannister and Amber (Scott Gregory) Bannister; fifteen great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. Mr. Bannister was predeceased by a son, John C. Bannister and his siblings, Ralph Bannister, Milwood “Mid” Bannister, Harry Bannister, James Bannister and Frances B. Danielsen.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm Friday, June 1, 2018 at St. Paul Lutheran Church by the Rev. Brent Nichols and Rev. Randall Derrick. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. The family will be at 479 Hill Trace, Newberry, SC. Memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2496 SC Highway 773, Pomaria, SC 29126.

Active pallbearers will be Eric Bannister, Benji Bannister, Zachary Bannister, Nicholas Bannister, Joshua Bannister, Blake Metts, John Metts and Stefan Bookman.

Honorary pallbearers will be Leitha Bundrick, Leah Huffstetler, Regina Dukes, Lallie Waites, Tommy Long, Barry Richardson, Wesley Boland, Chad Boland, Eddie Robinson, Stanley Shealy and Walter Martin.

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#14 Cindy Mace 2018-06-08 18:32
Mrs Nell and family I just want to say I'm very sorry to hear about Mr. Roy. I'm sorry I wasn't there to support you. Please know I love yal very much and miss spending time together.
#13 Frederick Nikonchuk 2018-06-06 05:56
To the Family ,
I would like to express how sorry to hear of your loss. I recently lost my father. The pain of losing a loved one is a pain that seemingly never goes away. However, the pain can lessen when we think of what God has promised to do for us.

What comfort does he provide us? First of all, at 1 Cor 15:26 it says: "The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death." So God views death as an enemy and will eventually remove death.

Secondly, Jesus gave us hope when at John 11:25 he said: "I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:" So there is a chance to see our loved ones again under better conditions.

This comfort from the Bible has helped me in dealing with the loss of my father and I hope it will help your family to some degree with your loss.
#12 Denise Berry 2018-06-01 18:53
Thinking of you all at this time with sincere sympathy . Please rely on God for strength and peace for the coming days . With sincere sympathy and prayers , Sudie Caldwell Berry and family
#11 Linda and Ray Graham 2018-06-01 16:16
We were sorry to hear of Roy’s passing. Sympathy to you and your family.
#10 Sandra M. Cox 2018-06-01 13:36
Joyce, We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. We will pray for peace and comfort for your family. Thank you for all the care you give my Mom and I know your family appreciates the care you gave to your Dad over the years!
#9 Betsy Black 2018-06-01 10:44
Joyce and family, sorry for your loss. Prayers lifted for your family.
#8 Angie Smith 2018-05-31 17:01
Shelia and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you all through this difficult time of sorrow. I and my family pray that you all find peace and comfort from God. Know that God is with each of you and He will never leave your side, just call His Name and He will be there to carry you through. We love you Shelia and your family, and we are holding you all close to our hearts and in prayers!
#7 Sheriff Lee Foster 2018-05-31 14:53
Our family extends our sympathy on the passing of Mr. Roy. I know he was the fabric of your family. He is now at Peace.
#6 Von and Jean Hendrix 2018-05-30 21:08
Debbie and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during these trying times. May God give you peace and understanding as He walks with you in the days ahead. From our hearts to yours. Von and Jean Hendrix
#5 DOLLY WELCH 2018-05-30 19:20
So sorry for your loss. Roy and I were close when were young and all at home. He was named after my Dad, Roy Caldwell and Albert Caldwell. Both his uncles. Both were Aunt Maude's Brothers. Know that you all are in my prayers. Love, Dolly~
#4 Pam Bowers 2018-05-30 17:19
Shelia, I’m so sorry for the loss of your father. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you during this difficult time.
#3 Sherry Williams 2018-05-30 09:51
Shelia and Family, I'm so sorry for your loss. My heart and prayers are with all.
#2 Deb & Derrill Taylor 2018-05-30 08:28
To all the family, We are saddened to hear of Roy's passing. May God console you and give you peace during your time of loss. Much Love, Debra & Derrill
#1 Carol Sanders 2018-05-30 00:14
My deepest sympathy to you all with the loss of Mr. Roy. He was a good man and will be missed. Please remember to put a dollar in his left pocket..I remember him saying he had never been anywhere where he could not spend a dollar and to put it in his left pocket so nobody could reach in and get it. Just one of my special memories of him. My love and prayers to you all. May God comfort you during this time of sorrow. Love,Carol Sanders