William T. Bannon

July 27, 1934 - August 8, 2020

William (Bill) Thomas Bannon of Frisco, Texas, husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend went home to be with his Heavenly Father, on Saturday, the 8th of August 2020, at the age of 86. He is preceded in death by his parents, Leo and Elizabeth (Betsey) Bannon, his brother Leo Bannon, and his grandson Kyle Goettsch.  He is survived by wife of 56 years, Judy Bannon and children Tom Bannon and Ann Marie Butler all living in Frisco, Texas. Close family includes the wife of Tom Bannon, Tiffanie Bannon; husband of Ann Marie Butler, Dean Butler; grandchildren  Andrew Bannon, Kelsey Martin, Emily Bannon, Jessica Goettsch, Makayla Chaney, Kirsten Chaney and Blake Butler; Bill’s brother Joe Bannon of Champaign, Illinois; and Bill’s sister Betty Stangle of Glens Falls, New York.

Bill was born July 27, 1934, in Glens Falls, New York. He graduated from Glens Falls High School in New York.  Following high school, Bill proudly served his country in the United States Navy. He attended State University of New York at Cobleskill after completing his military service where he obtained his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Bill had a long career in the electrical manufacturing industry representing various companies to include Pass & Seymour, Rodale Electric Manufacturing, OZ Gedney Electrical Manufacturing, and Schooler-Bannon Electrical where he was a co-owner. Prior to his retirement, Bill was owner and President of Mid-states Electrical Sales.  He was an active member of the National Electrical Manufactures Representative Association (NEMRA) and served a term as President for the association.

Bill was a man of strong conviction who believed in God our creator. Both in his early years and well into retirement, Bill immensely enjoyed the game of golf. Bill held the title of Club Champion several times at his home golf course of Hillcrest Country Club in Kansas City, Missouri. Those who knew Bill understood that he loved to engage in often lengthy conversations on a broad range of subject matters but mostly sports. In retirement, Bill was a devoted grandfather, faithfully attending his grandchildren’s sporting and social events.  Bill was a man who loved and cared for his family deeply. 

An inurnment will be held at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery in Dallas, Texas on Friday, August 21, 2020 at 10:15am.

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Oh Bill! Always wondered where you were. Now, I find out. So sorry to your family. You were a great Gentleman to associate with. Had more fun at SUNY Cobleskill in those stage plays we were in. Especially “No Count Boy.” Hope you kept pictures. Your a good man, Bill. Glad I met you. Tom Tom Goodrich, January 4, 2021 My thoughts and prayer to Bill's family... I met Bill through the electrical industry and his involvement with the National Electrical Manufacturers Representatives Association (NEMRA). When Electrical Wholesaling magazine moved to the Kansas City area in 1992 and my family relocated with my job working with the magazine, Bill introduced me around the KC electrical market and helped make Kansas City feel like home. Jim Lucy Electrical Wholesaling magazine Jim Lucy, August 18, 2020 To a great friend and mentor Chuck & Cathy Hopper, August 18, 2020 My deepest sympathy to Judy and the Bannon family. Bill was a great business friend and I truly enjoyed our close association when he served as Chairman of NEMRA. We had lots of fun and llife was fuller when Bill was present in our group. May he rest in Peace. Hank & Jackie Bergson Katonah, NY Henry Bergson, August 17, 2020 RIIP a great friend and you will be with us always Diane and Ed Bolster , August 10, 2020