On Monday, April 27, 2020, Gary Clinton Banks, the constant, jovial, compassionate, “teddy bear” of our family, transitioned from this life to glorious, everlasting afterlife, at the young age of forty-four, after a series of health issues. Gary Clinton was born August 7, 1975, in Terrell, Texas to Betty Lindsey Banks and Ronald David Banks. Gary graduated from Terrell High School. Gary was blessed with a wonderful childhood, full of beautiful family vacations, soccer and membership in The Boy Scouts of America. From childhood until departure, he always exhibited kindness, generosity (even to a fault) and just a general warmness with all he came in contact with. Gary had a burning passion for all genres of music, played bass guitar in a local “metal” band, and enthusiastically supported the local music scene. He loved family and friend gatherings and just kicking back and “grill’in.” He was perpetually a “momma’s” boy and cherished the many casino trips he had with his mother, Betty. He loved the Dallas Cowboys and was just an all-around polite, friendly guy. Gary is preceded in death by his father, Ronald David ; paternal grandmother, Ethelene Golden Banks and maternal grandmother, Bessie Jones Lindsey; and a whole host of diverse friends and precious cousins. Gary’s physical body will be dearly missed, although his spirit, compassion and love will be a cuttting-edge force in our lives. As Gary (G-Funk) always said, “You don’t know peace until you have had suffering. Broken, ripped apart, torn, pieced together, chin up, positivity on, no regrets, no problems.” Gary is now free and at peace. Gary was preceded in death by his father. Gary is survived by his mother, Betty Banks and a sister, Nancy Banks. Outdoor services will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, April 30, 2020 at New Hope Memorial Gardens, Sunnyvale, TX. An outdoor visitation will take place beginning at 1:00 PM, just before the service at the same location. Anyone is invited to attend; however, it is requested that all Dallas County COVID-19 orders be observed, including social distancing and to wear face masks and gloves.