M. L. Banner Jr. Oil marketing executive


A memorial service for M. Latimer Banner Jr., a retired marketing official of the Standard Oil Company of Indiana, will be held at 3 p.m. today at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 7859 Tick Neck Road, Pasadena.

Mr. Banner, who was 82 and lived in Lake Shore, died Jan. 28 of pneumonia at the Harbor Hospital Center.

He retired nearly 20 years ago as a manager in the marketing division in the oil company's Chicago office. He had begun working for the company in Baltimore and was stationed in the Philadelphia area before being assigned to Chicago.

He worked for the oil company for 36 years. Earlier, he worked for Baltimore and Ohio railroad and was an FBI agent.

Born in Baltimore, he was a graduate of the University of Baltimore law school.

He was a member of the Concordia Lodge of the Masons, the Scottish Rite and the Baltimore Forest of the Tall Cedars of Lebanon. He had also belonged to Boumi Temple and to Lulu Temple in Plymouth Meeting, Pa.

He was a member of the Glen Burnie Lodge of the Elks.

His wife, the former Ruth Bull, died in 1985.

He is survived by three sons, M. Latimer Banner III of Lake Shore, Robert H. Banner of Oxford, Conn., and Army Maj. David L. Banner of Lake Shore; a sister, Anne Warner of Snow Hill; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

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