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Thursday, October 7, 2021

Obituary - Jerry Dean Hankins

Jerry passed away peacefully at his cabin surrounded by the love of his family, friends, and “the woods.” Preceded in death by his grandparents, Grace (Fordyce) and Eric Hankins; his parents, Marjorie and Gerald Hankins; his significant other, Dianne Whitehead; and his favorite uncle, William “Bill” Swanson.

He is survived by his children, Janyale (Matt) Goetz, Jerry (Stacy) Hankins II, Kristen (Josh) Myers-Hankins; step-children, Chance and Kevin Myers, Ashley (Evan) Eslick; brothers, David Hankins, Donald Hankins, Sr.; grandchildren, Jack and Vincent Goetz, Nicolai and Ethan Hankins, Braiden, Lillian, and Kayden; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, family, and friends.

Jerry never met a stranger in this world while on his earthly journey home to Heaven. He will be missed greatly. We will love him always and forever.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, October 23, 2021 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at Heuser Funeral Home in Rich Hill, Missouri. A campout/campfire will follow at Jerry’s property following the memorial.

Private family burial at a later date to be announced at Aubrey Cemetery in Stillwell, Kansas.