Burl Hanks Jr.

Born: Thu., May 21, 1931
Died: Wed., May 16, 2018


10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Mon., May 21, 2018
Location: Gratis United Methodist Church

Funeral Service

12:00 PM Mon., May 21, 2018
Location: Gratis United Methodist Church

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HANKS, Burl Jr., age 86 of Gratis, OH. passed away on Wed. May 16, 2018 in Oxford.  He was born in Campton, KY. on May 21, 1931 to Burl and Elizabeth (Adkins) Hanks.  He was a graduate of Gratis High School.  Burl was a U.S. Army veteran and served from 1951 to 1953.  He had worked many years for Armco Steel, (AK Steel).  He was a member of James E. Ryan Post #322 American Legion, Gratis Eagles Aerie#4289, VFW in Middletown and former Gratis Lions Club.  He attended Gratis United Methodist Church.  He is survived by son, Tim (Kim) Hanks, Hamilton, OH., daughter, Lydia Gray, Eaton, OH., 4 grandchildren, Corey (Shonda) Gray, Lindsey (Jeffrey) Ogden, Derek (Erin) Hanks, Jared Hanks (Sarah Paul), 9 great grandchildren and sister, Norma (Glenn) Fraley, Middletown, OH. and close friend, Jean Stine, Eaton, OH., many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Melba Hanks in 2001, his parents, 4 sisters, Effie Kendel, Helen Barnhart, Allene Miller, Juanita Cates and brother, Robert Hanks.  Funeral services will be held 12:00 P.M. Monday, May 21, 2018 at Gratis United Methodist Church with Rev. Gary Wood officiating.  Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Gratis, OH.  Friends may call at the church on Monday from 10:00 A.M. until time of service at 12:00P.M.  Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home, Gratis, OH. is in charge of arrangements.  For condolences: www.lindloffzimmerman.com

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Pug & Dan Weadick
   Posted Thu May 17, 2018
Burl was a very special person to me, he will be missed very much. Burl and Melba helped me so much in the Gratis alumni. We always had a ball doing them, Love ya Burl.

Rodney and Carrie Forrer
   Posted Thu May 17, 2018
Our prayers are with the family.Burl did a lot in the community and was a friend to all.

Jane E. Smith
   Posted Fri May 18, 2018
On behalf of the Commodore Preble Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, I send our condolences on the loss of your family member, Burl Hanks Jr., a veteran of the U.S. Army. Thank you for his service to our country.

Jane Morell Smith

Clara Jo McLemore
   Posted Fri May 18, 2018
sorry for your loss We were neighbors for a while and the kids played together Tim and Lydia and Patty and Lisa Wonderful neighbor

Janet Hale
   Posted Fri May 18, 2018

TRADITION AND SPLENDOR was sent by The Brown girls and their families.

Love from your Tennessee family, Janet, Joy and Judy and their families

Sue Combs
   Posted Sun May 20, 2018
Another loss of a great friend. So many memories, so much fun. Burl will definitely be missed. Love and hugs to Lydia and Tim and their families. You had fantastic parents!

Sherri Koons
   Posted Thu May 24, 2018
So sorry for your loss. I wish I had known sooner. Hugs 🤗

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