Charles Wesley Banks, 87, arsenal supervisor, courier

July 10, 2005

Charles Wesley Banks, a retired Edgewood Arsenal supervisor who later worked as a bank courier, died of kidney failure July 2 at St. Agnes HealthCare. The longtime Edmondson Village resident was 87.

Mr. Banks was born and raised in Cambridge, where he graduated from city public schools. After graduating from high school, he worked as a salesman until being drafted into the Army during World War II.

After being discharged from the Army in 1945, he began working at Edgewood Arsenal as a warehouse supervisor. He was later promoted to dispatcher and was supervisor of chemical supplies at his 1977 retirement.

From 1977 until retiring a second time in 1987, Mr. Banks was a clerk and courier for the old Union Trust Co. of Maryland.

Mr. Banks, who lived on North Denison Street, was an avid sports fan and enjoyed entertaining and sharing good food with family and friends, family members said.

He was married for 46 years to the former Constantia Hughlett, who died in 1996.

Mr. Banks was a member of Village Baptist Church in Baltimore, where services were held Thursday.

Survivors include a daughter, Kimberly Banks of Edmondson Village; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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