William “Bill” Banks Jr.

Published 9:58 am Saturday, August 13, 2011

Name: William “Bill” Banks Jr.

William Banks enjoys the television show "True Blood." -- JAMES ARTIS | TIDEWATER NEWS

Age: 59

Occupation: Salesman at Blake Ford

Child’s names: William Banks III

If I could change my name, I’d make it: As is

Church affiliation: First Baptist Church

Pet I’d like to own: My lab Lady

People Say I look like: Isaac Hayes

Favorite movie of all time: “Lilies of the Field”

TV show I never miss: “True Blood”

The secret to happiness is: Trust in God and treat people like you want to be treated

I wish I knew how to: Sell more cars to people I meet for the first time

If I had to eat only three foods for the rest of my life, they’d be: Barbecue ribs, oysters and shrimp

Three words that best describe me: Hard-working person

One superpower I wish I had: Ability to fly

My proudest achievement: The birth of my son

My most humbling moment: When I found God

My most recent trip: Canada

My life won’t be complete until: I marry the special lady I’ve found

My friends think I’m: A very good person

I really lose my cool when: I see people being mistreated

Favorite college sports team: University of Virginia

Favorite pro sports team: Tennessee Titans

Favorite Color: Blue

What’s the best life lesson you’ve learned and who taught you: Treat people the way you want to be treated — my parents

What’s the best decision you’ve made in life: Getting close to Christ

Local charitable or non-profit organization I wish more people would support: NAACP

What gives you the blues: When I can’t have my way

What’s your best childhood memory: When my parents gave me my first puppy

What’s your most recent venture? Moving back home and fixing up the family house three years ago.