John Thurman Bantner known to family and friends as JT, 49 passed away June 16, 2020 at his home in Murphysboro, Illinois
He was born July 11, 1970 in Carbondale Illinois to John Bantner (deceased) and Elizabeth Bantner
He went to Carbondale Community High School.
JT enjoyed embellishing stories with his family and friends. He could somehow always find a way to make anything funny.
JT was employed at Spartan Light Metal Products in Sparta Illinois for the last 5 years. During his time at
Spartan he had made employee of the month and was considered a Covid-19 hero by the company for his work during the recent economic shut down due to Covid-19. He enjoyed his job as a Die Casting Team Leader and enjoyed working with all of his coworkers.
JT is survived by his Mother Elizabeth Bantner, Sister Molly Bumpus, and Brother Lloyd Bantner
Two Nephews Justin Riley and Larson Bantner, one great niece Jacey Riley.
JT is also survived by life partner Ruthie Lee, and was a father to their daughter Cristina Lee,
Step Son Jeremy and grandfather to his four children William, Elizabeth, Eli, and Reilly Jean,
And many Aunts, Uncles and cousins.
A celebration of life to be determined at a later date.
Condolences can be sent to Ruthie Lee.