Blaine Preston Banks, 73

Blaine Preston Banks, 73, of Horntown, Va., formerly of Frankford, Del., passed away on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, at Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital in Onancock, Va. He was born in Frankford, Del., on Aug. 19, 1945, son of the late Preston Lee Banks and the late Louise (Collins) Banks.

Banks worked for several years in the poultry industry, before his retirement. He was a homebody who loved to have a good time with his family and friends.

In addition to his parents, Banks was preceded in death by four siblings, Barbara Hall, George Banks, William Banks and Jane Workman. He is survived by eight more siblings, Patricia Smallwood, Doris Franklin, Linwood Banks, Linda Griffin and her husband, Alex, Jerry Banks and his wife, Bonnie, Dene Robbins and her husband, Jimmy, Cindy Rogers and her husband, Ralph, and Tammy Hudson and her husband, Kim; as well as several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, at Melson Funeral Services, 43 Thatcher Street, Frankford, Del., where friends and family may call one hour prior. Interment will follow at Redmen Memorial Cemetery in Dagsboro, Del. In lieu of flowers, the family suggested memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society at Condolences may be sent online at