Greg D. Bannister

June 27, 2013 • Obituaries


Memorial services are scheduled at 11:30 a.m. Friday, June 28, 2013, at First Baptist Church for Gregory Don Bannister, of Artesia.

Mr. Bannister, 51, died Monday, June 24, 2013, at his home.

Rev. Peggy White will officiate at the services. Pallbearers will be Jeff Bannister, Johnathon Bannister, Brian Bannister, Pete Barrera, Chad Murry, Shane Thompson, and Monti Carlo.

Visitation will be at Terpening [auth] & Son Mortuary Thursday beginning at 10 a.m.

Greg was born July 22, 1961, in Artesia; the son of Donald A. Bannister and Charlotte Gay Boggs Yates. He was a longtime Artesia resident.

On April 3, 1981, he was married to Olga Barrera in Carlsbad.

Greg last worked as a motorman in the oil fields. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and the outdoors.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, father-in-law, and mother-in-law.

Survivors include his wife Olga Bannister of the family home; sons Jeff Bannister of North Dakota, Johnathon Bannister and fiancé Jamie, of Artesia, and Brian Bannister and wife Elva, of Artesia; father Don Bannister and wife Joan, of Hagerman; mother Charlotte Gay Yates and husband John A. Sr., of Artesia; brother Scott Bannister and wife Teri, of Las Cruces; step-brother John A. Yates Jr. and wife Nancy, of Artesia; step-sister Cynthia Price and husband Lester, of Carbondale, Colo.; grandchildren, Morgan, Payshence, Aliyah, Justin, Brittany, Ozzy, Casey, Jennifer, Ashley, and Nickolas; and numerous nephews and nieces.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Terpening & Son Mortuary. Please express condolences at

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