Leland was born November 14, 1945 in Pontiac, Michigan. He was the eldest of four sons born to Ralph Banks and Pauline (Drumm) Banks.
On November 20, 2001, Leland was united in marriage to Debra J. (Deaton) in Paducah, Kentucky. She survives.
In addition to his wife, Leland is survived by: his mother – Pauline Banks of rural Harrisburg; 4 daughters – Lori (Matt) Bradley of Creve Coeur, Missouri, Kristin (Blake) Wilson of Harrisburg, Rachel (Adam) Anderson and Ashley (Luke) Schultz all of Eldorado; grandchildren – Ian, Collin and Kaden Bradley, Olivia, Grant, and Ava Wilson, Cale Anderson, and Bowen and Landry Schultz; and 3 brothers – David (Linda) Banks and Terry Banks all of Karber’s Ridge, and Richard Banks of Phoenix, Arizona.
Leland was preceded in death by his father, Ralph Banks.
Leland was a 1963 graduate of Harrisburg High School. He then attended the St. Louis College of Pharmacy, graduating in 1968. In 1970, Leland began working at Hearn’s Pharmacy in Carrier Mills. He purchased the pharmacy in 1980 and changed the name of the business to Bank’s Pharmacy. Leland continued to operate the business until his retirement.
Leland was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed hunting and was a skilled woodworker. Leland was a Diamond Life Sponsor of the National Wild Turkey Federation. He was a member of the Reynoldsburg Church.
In accordance with his wishes, there will be no public visitation or services. A private graveside service will be conducted.
Memorials may be made to the Reynoldsburg Cemetery Fund, c/o Bob Harper, 30 Harpertown Lane, Tunnel Hill, IL 62972.