Services set for N-Club Hall of Famer Dr. Mixon Bankston

NATCHITOCHES – Services have been set for N-Club Hall of Famer Dr. Mixon Bankston.

A four-year track and field letterman for legendary coach Walter Ledet’s track and field juggernaut, Bankston passed away Jan. 27. Bankston’s service is set for Sunday at 2 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church in Alexandria.

Friends and family can offer their condolences from 12:30 p.m. until the start of the service.

Bankston, nicknamed Doc during his collegiate career, helped lead the Demons to four straight Gulf States Conference championships while earning three All-GSC honors in the shot put. Bankston established the NSU and GSC record in his signature event in 1955, the last of his three straight conference titles in the shot.

Also in 1955, Bankston won the shot put title at the prestigious Southwestern Relays. In addition to his shot put exploits, Bankston was a two-year letterman on coach Harry Turpin’s Demon football team, playing end and tackle.

Bankston was inducted into the N-Club Hall of Fame in 1990.

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