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Charles Edward Banta
Wednesday, June 9, 2010 • Posted June 9, 2010

Charles Edward Banta, age 69, passed away on Sunday May 30, 2010.

Charles "Charlie" was born in Fredericksburg, Tx, on September 12, 1940, to Eugene Mordell Banta and Sadie Belle Schuessler Banta. He had three half sisters from his father’s first marriage and he was the only child from his father’s second marriage.

Charlie met his future wife, Connie Barton, at Union Baptist Church in Field Creek, where he was a member at the time. They were united in marriage on July 5, 1966. Charlie and Connie were married for 43 years.

Charlie worked many different jobs in his life. He built fences, did lawn care, and was an electrician and traveled with a line crew. He was employed with the City of Mason as the manager of the land fill for many years. He also served in the U.S. Navy and received an honorable discharge.

Charlie’s great grandfather was a Texas Ranger and later served in the Texas Cavalry and served there till the civil war was over. Papers were being worked on for Charlie’s induction into the Sons of the Confederacy and Sons of the Republic of Texas. This honor would have taken place in the next month or so.

Charlie loved playing dominoes, and playing his guitar. He was an usher and served on many committees throughout his many years at First Baptist Church Mason. Charlie is survived by his wife Connie Barton Banta. He will be missed by his many friends, co-workers, and church family. He was preceded in death by his parents and three half sisters.

A memorial service was held for Mr. Banta on Saturday, June 5, at 11:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church with Pastor Chad Barnett officiating. Interment was in the Gooch Cemetery. The City of Mason workers served as honorary pallbearers.

If you would like to send Connie a card or go for a visit, her address is: Windcrest Nursing Home, 210 W. Windcrest, Rm. 222A, Fredericksburg, TX 78624.

Condolences may be sent to the family on-line at

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Mason Funeral Home.

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