PENDLETON - Douglas Lee Bankston, 51, of Pendleton died Friday, Dec. 5, 2008, in Pendleton. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 13 at the Lighthouse Church in Pendleton. Visitation will be held from 2-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12 and from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 13 at Pendleton Pioneer Chapel, Folsom-Bishop, 131 S.E. Byers Ave., Pendleton.
Mr. Bankston was born Jan. 23, 1957, in Oroville, Calif., to Johnny Lee and Barbara Lucille Bankston. He resided in Oroville and Klamath Falls, where he attended school. After graduating from Las Plumas High School in 1975 he worked for a lumber mill near Red Bluff, Calif., and a logging company in Chico, Calif. In 1988 he moved to Eastern Oregon, where he was employed in millwork and construction in Pendleton, Baker City, La Grande and Hermiston.
Survivors include son Joshua David Bankston and Joshua's mother Wendy Gayheart, both of Baker City; mother Barbara Lucille Bankston of Redding, Calif.; sisters Joy Dean Lineberry of Texas, Marie Meyer of Redding, Calif., and Donna Alvaraz of Sacramento, Calif.; and brothers Larry Bankston of Hermiston, Gary Hammons of Texas and Robert Hammons of Oroville, Calif.
He was preceded in death by his father, Johnny Lee Bankston, and brothers David and Eugene.
Memorial contributions may be made in care of Larry Bankston at any U.S. Bank.
Pendleton Pioneer Chapel, Folsom-Bishop is in charge of arrangements.