A 58-year-old motorcyclist killed in Chattanooga on Saturday afternoon was a noted Knoxville architect.
Edward Crockett Bankston died in the 900 block of I-75 when his southbound motorcycle was struck in the rear by a Toyota driven by Dale Ferrell, 21, of Steen, Miss. Police said charges may be filed in the case.
Mr. Bankston lived his entire life in Knoxville and was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Knoxville. He graduated from West High School and the University of Tennessee School of Architecture. While at UT he was a member of Phi Kappa Alpha social fraternity and was currently an advisor. He was active in the architectural community, serving as the immediate past president of the Construction Specifications Institute.
He is survived by his son, Steven Crockett Bankston and daughter, Madison Bayless Bankston; his mother, Charlotte Hamlet Bankston; and his brother Paul and wife, Kristi Bankston and his sister, Jane and husband, Tim Byess.
Family and friends will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel to travel in procession to Woodlawn Cemetery for an 11 a.m. graveside service officiated by Rev. Dave Ward. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary.