OBITUARY: Charles Banniza


Charles Edward Banniza, age 74 of Smyrna died Sunday, February 13, 2022.

He was a native of Nashville and was preceded in death by his parents, Harry Banniza, Sr., and Margaret Banniza, and a brother, Harry Banniza, Jr.

Mr. Banniza was a Christian and was retired from Metro Water Services. He was a long-time motorcycle instructor for the State of Tennessee.  Mr. Banniza taught thousands of motorcycles riders in Middle Tennessee most recently at Bumpus Harley-Davidson of Murfreesboro.

Mr. Banniza is survived by his wife of 41 years, Carol Banniza; children, Brandi Gibson and husband Michael, Brandon Banniza, sisters; Barbara Ann Banniza, Telisa Banniza; brothers, Jimmy Banniza and wife Frieda, Bobby Banniza and wife Diane, Larry Banniza, Tony Banniza and wife Amy.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Visitation will be Saturday, February 26, 2022, 1:00 PM until Celebration of Life service at 3:00 PM at Woodfin Memorial Chapel in Murfreesboro