September 9, 2016
SULLIGENT, Ala. — Will Bankhead, 79, died Sept. 2, 2016, at Northwest Medical Center-Winfield. Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Otts Funeral Home Chapel with Steve Gunter officiating. Burial will follow in Brown Cemetery. Visitation will be two hours prior to services. Mr. Bankhead was born April 22, 1937, to the late Teed and LuBerta Hollis Bankhead. He was employed as a crane operator with Gary Steel in Gary, Indiana. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Nathaniel Bankhead Sr.; and sons, Robert James Cannon and William James Bankhead. He is survived by his children, Barbara A. Wright and Demetrius Bankhead, both of Indianapolis, Martha Jones of Gary and Carnisha and Terry Bankhead, both of Tampa, Florida; sisters, Millie Mae Thompson and Martha Lee, both of Sulligent, Jettie Oliver of Detroit and Audrey Shackleford of Fayette, Alabama; brothers, Solomon Bankhead of Denver and Clinton Bankhead of Vernon, Alabama; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.