Hello, all,

It is with deep regret that I inform you of the death of Volunteer Firefighter Gary L. Bankert Sr., 37, of the Roanoke-Wildwood, NC Volunteer Fire Dept., which occurred on Saturday, January 15, 2000.

He drowned during a dive training exercise.

May he rest in eternal peace and may the Good Lord watch over and protect the loved ones that he left behind.

Be safe & God bless,
Chief Hank