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1948 Steve 2023

Stephen L. Bannister

March 29, 1948 — October 4, 2023

Boiling Springs

Stephen L. Bannister, 75, of Boiling Springs, SC, entered the arms of his Savior in Heaven on Wednesday, October 4, 2023 at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home. Born March 29, 1948 in Pelzer, SC, he was the son of the late Milford Leonard and Madeline Betty McCombs Bannister.


He learned early the value of a hard day’s work as he took on before and after school jobs to help provide for his four younger siblings. Though an accident in his teen years ended a promising athletic future, it did not quell his love for God and his determination and commitment to his family.


A longtime member of Gateway Baptist Church, Stephen served the Lord by serving his family, providing stability and an example of Christs unwavering love with his devotion.


He led a quiet life and enjoyed the simple pleasures, a good ball game, an ocean breeze, a meal shared with friends, and laughter with his wife, son, and grandchildren.


His tenacious spirit and appreciation for the true joys in life will be missed by all.


Mr. Bannister earned his Bachelor of Science at The University of South Carolina and retired as a produce manager with Ingles. He loved sports and watching old Western movies on television. He was a wonderful grandfather, and he so loved his grands.


Survivors include his loving wife of 46 years, Genevie Marie Walker Bannister of the home; son, Stephen B. Bannister (Mary Beth) of Boiling Springs, SC; grandchildren, Brenna Bannister, Stevie Bannister, Charlotte Bannister, Jude Bannister, Erin Bannister, Caleb Briles, Emma Briles and Hunter Briles; sisters, Kathy Smith (Jimmy) of Williamston, SC and Linda Burton (Bobby) of Pelzer, SC. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his siblings, Tammie Thompson and Tony Bannister.


Graveside service will be 11:00 AM Monday, October 9, 2023 in Good Shepherd Memorial Park, 4161 Highway 9 N., Boiling Springs, SC 29316, conducted by The Rev. Tim Ramsey.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home, 686 Jeff Davis Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29303.


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Monday, October 9, 2023

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