Harry Thomas Banton, 83, of Morgantown, passed away Saturday, August 28, 2021, at Ruby Memorial Hospital with his grandson by his side.
Born December 18, 1937, in Muncie, Indiana, he was a son of the late Lillian Ruth Banton.
Harry worked as a Superintendent for Weston Build-ers and Developers, Inc. in Pasadena, Maryland.
In addition to his mother, Harry was preceded in death by his brother, Gerald E. Banton.
He was survived by three sons, Richard Banton, Herbert Banton and Rodney Banton; nine grandchildren, Amanda Banton, Richard Banton Jr., Jessica Banton, Melissa Bennett, Michelle Olejarczyk, Jennifer Frank, Rodney Banton Jr., James Craig Weston and Julie Frederickson, 11 great-grandchildren, Taylor Duffy, Jeffrey Fogel, Emma Bennett, Jett-sen Frank, Halyna Briereman, Kennedy Weston, Dylan Frederickson, Brooke Frederickson, Khloe Frederickson, Kooper Frederickson, Kenzlee Frederickson, and two great-great grandchildren, Aedan and Riley Duffy.
A memorial service was held Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at noon at Durbin United Methodist Church with Pastor Tom King officiating.
Interment was in Arbovale Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made in Harry’s memory to Durbin United Methodist Church.
A tribute of love to our father and grandfather, Harry T. Banton.
Sad and sudden was the call
Of one so dearly loved by all
A bitter grief, a shock severe
It was to part with one so dear
We often sit and think of you
To think you could not say goodbye
Before you closed your eyes
For all of us, you did your best
May God grant you eternal rest.