Obituary of Roger O. Hanks
Mr. Roger Olander "Lanny" Hanks of Beaumont, Texas, passed away Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, at a Houston hospital at the age of 70.
Mr. Hanks was born Jan. 21, 1949, in Beaumont, Texas, to parents Roger Q Hanks and Palmer Jane Harvey Hanks. He was a graduate of French High School. A lifelong resident of the area, Roger worked in real estate management, sales, and restoration. He enjoyed traveling and camping, as well as a great love for fishing.
“Lanny” was a great cook and found great pleasure in providing meals for his loved ones. He will most definitely be missed in the holiday seasons. He was a very kindhearted man and would do anything to help others. Family was a great priority in his life—he truly honored his parents and was a great protector of his mother. Anything the grandkids wanted, Lanny was there to provide or participate.
A dedicated Christian man, Lanny was an active member of Lumberton’s First Baptist Church and served in various capacities through the years at the church.
He and the former Diane Mitchell were married on May 1, 1997, and she survives him.
In addition to his wife Diane, his survivors include his father, Roger Q Hanks of Beaumont; children and their spouses, Michelle and Jeff Jefferson of Fannett, Courtney Leger of Katy, Ashely and Lanny McIlvain of Winnie, Roger Hanks of China, Texas, C.J. Hanks of Leesville, La., Victoria and Chad Powers of Austin, Robin and Tim Cate of Baton Rouge, La., and Billy and Faye Duncan of Baton Rouge, La; sisters and brothers-in-law, Kay and Jerry LeBlanc of Dickinson and Starla and Ronnie Anderson of Beaumont; 22 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Palmer Jane Harvey Hanks.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, at Lumberton's First Baptist Church, located at 119 Church Loop (Off U.S. Hwy. 96 South) in Lumberton, Texas.
Funeral services are set for 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, at Lumberton's First Baptist Church with Pastor Kyle Warren officiating. Committal services and interment will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Liberty Hill Cemetery, located off Hwy. 147 North in San Augustine, Texas.
Pallbearers will be Brock McIlvain, Blake Tiner, Brandon Leger, Nick Duncan, Mitchell Duncan, and Kelley Chance.
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Services are under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, San Augustine.
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