A dear friend, a real character. An extremely intelligent man, with his own opinions, his own style, and in a class of his own. He was as funny as any comedian I’ve ever seen, as kind as anyone I ever met, and let us not forget, one TREMENDOUSLY BAD-ASS bass player! (No 10’s for Banner!)

You will be sorely missed, my friend, by so many of us whose lives you touched!

R.I.P.   BANNER THOMAS   1954 – 2017