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James Leroy Banta
March 22, 1941–January 1, 2021

James Leroy Banta, 79, of Halsey, Oregon passed away Friday, January 1, 2021. He was born in Lebanon to Maurine (Blackburn) and Leroy Percy Banta.
Jim grew up in Crawfordsville and has been a longtime resident of Halsey. He was an avid hunter and outdoorsman. Jim was a legendary heavy equipment operator, road builder, bridge builder, and logger. He retired from Weyerhaeuser. He loved his Harley’s, his family, and his friends.
Jim is survived by his wife, Jimmie; children David Banta, Theresa Misner, and Jennifer Kroll; seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Viewing will be from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Monday, January 4, at Sweet Home Funeral Chapel. Graveside service will be at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 5, at Union Cemetery in Crawfordsville.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements.

James Banta





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