Larry "Boze" Banks, 59, of McCallsburg, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, April 2, 2018. A memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, April 7, 2018 from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. at the Dakins Community Center in Zearing, Iowa. A private family burial will be held at a later date.
Boze was born in Nevada, Iowa on March 28, 1959 to Laurence Jr. and Jo (Oxley) Banks. He grew up in McCallsburg and attended NESCO. He graduated with the class of 1978. After high school Boze began trucking for Frohwein's Fertilizer in Zearing. He continued his with his love of trucking while working for Roland Transport where he later transitioned to The Heart of Iowa Co-Op. He left the Co-Op to re-open the Brick Bar in Zearing. In 2000 Boze began trucking again as a Sales and Delivery Driver for Campbell Oil until he retired in 2014. He was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church and was once a member of the the McCallsburg Fire Department. Boze enjoyed spending time with his kids and grandkids, socializing, telling stories, making new friends, and telling jokes. He had never met a stranger and always had a smile on his face. He will be greatly missed by many.
Those left to cherish his silly stories are his children Stacy (Royce) Good of Zearing, IA, Vici Banks of Gilbert, IA, and Jason Banks of Zearing, IA; grandchildren Leighton, Rylan, and Reagan; mother Jo Banks of McCallsburg, IA; sisters Connie Woster of McCallsburg, IA, Cindy (Denny) Cairns of Maxwell, IA, and Shari (Gene) Richardson of McCallsburg, IA; uncle Jerry (Sue) Banks; aunt Betty Coffman; many additional aunts and uncles; many nieces and nephews; many cousins; and many close friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, and brother-in-law Carroll Woster.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the family.
Fredregill Funeral & Cremation Care has been entrusted with the care of Boze and his family.
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I have been fortunate to know Larry as a friend for many years. I have seen him face adversity with courage and dignity. He always had a story that could make you laugh. I know he loved his family and his friends. He loved my family and they loved him. We will miss him. I will share the memory of his last birthday surrounded by friends and birthday cake. Huge smile on his face. He was happy. That's what we will chose to remember. Good Bye old friend. Mike, Linda and Jessica Lewis.
We are so very sorry and shocked to hear of Boze passing. We will never forget his kindness to all, he would give the shirt off his back or his last dime to help someone out. He had a wonderful smile, laughter and he lived each day at its fullest. We know there are no words to ease your pain. You all are in our thoughts and prayers and have our deepest sympathy. May God put his loving arms around you and give you peace and a new strength each day. You now have a strong angel watching over you with his smile and strength keeping you all safe.
Robbie & Ed Meester
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