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William Ray (Banjo) O'Banion, 70 Taylor Co., KY (1947-2018)

He professed faith in Christ and was of the Baptist faith. He served his country honorably in the United States Army from 1966-1968 and was stationed in Korea. He enjoyed hunting, traveling, camping, Kentucky basketball and family gatherings. He was a native of Marion County, KY, and was a resident of Taylor County, KY, at the time of his death there. He was the son of the late William Byron O'Banion and Dorothy Ray Hord O'Banion. His wife of 28 years, Sheila George O'Banion, survives. He leaves many relatives, in Taylor, Marion, and Adair, including his mother-in-law, Cecil Pearl George of Columbia, KY.
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William Ray "Banjo" O'Banion, 70, died at 6:37pmCT, Saturday, May 5, 2018 in Campbellsville, KY.

The funeral service will be at 12pmNoonCT/1pmET, Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Avenue, by Dr. Paul Patton.Burial will be Campbellsville Memorial Gardens, 700 Old U.S. 68, Campbellsville, KY, with full military honors by the Marion County Veterans Honor Guard. Visitation is 4pm-7pmCT/5pm-8pmET, at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.


William Ray (Banjo) O'Banion, 70, Taylor County, KY (1947-2018)

William Ray "Banjo" O'Banion was the son of the late William Byron O'Banion and Dorothy Ray Hord O'Banion. He was born May 11, 1947, in Marion County, KY. He died Saturday, May 5, 2018 in Campbellsville, Taylor County, KY, at the age of 70 years, 11 months, and 24 days.

He professed faith in Christ and was of the Baptist faith.

He served his country honorably in the United States Army from 1966-1968 and was stationed in Korea.

He enjoyed hunting, traveling, camping, Kentucky basketball and family gatherings.

He united in marriage to Sheila George on July 1, 1989.

Besides his wife, Sheila O'Banion of Campbellsville, KY, he is also survived by:
  • Two brothers and one sister: Harold O'Banion and wife, Nancy and Donald O'Banion and wife, Vicky of Campbellsville, KY; and Diane Estep and husband, Kenneth of Elizabethton, TN

  • His mother-in-law: Cecil Pearl George of Columbia, KY

  • Several nieces and nephews

  • And many other relatives and friends.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Michael E. "Sleepy" O'Banion and a sister, Wanda Kay O'Banion in infancy.

Send condolences to the family of William Ray (Banjo) O'Banion

The Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, KY, is in charge of arrangements.


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William Ray (Banjo) O'Banion, 70, Taylor Co., KY (1947-2018)



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