VERONA - Thomas Michael Banta, age 49, of Verona, passed away unexpectedly at home, Tuesday, May 24, 2016. The youngest of eight children, Thomas was born July 21, 1966 to Richard and Carol Banta in California. He was a doting father who embarked on many different careers and was always a musician at heart. A proficient bass guitar player and vocalist, Thomas was a cornerstone in the local Houston, Texas music scene. His resume included playing in bands that were headliners in their own right, as well as opening for nationally renowned acts like Pantera.
Mr. Banta is survived by his partner, Elizabeth Doyle, and daughter, Zoe.