Harry Kenneth "Shot" Hanks

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Harry Kenneth "Shot" Hanks was born at his home in Greensburg, LA, on December 10, 1936, and was the youngest of five children of Lawrence Lucas Hanks and Vera Talbert Hanks. He died at his home in Plaquemine, Louisiana, on May 12, 2017, with family beside him and friends close by. He was predeceased by two brothers, Lawrence Sitman Hanks and Phillip Ancil Hanks, and one sister, Margaret Ann "Peggy" Hanks Stewart, all of Greensburg, Louisiana. Visitation will be at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Plaquemine on Monday, May 15, 2017 from 9 am until religious service at 1 pm conducted by Rev. Dutch Price. Entombment in Grace Memorial Park Mausoleum. He is survived by one brother and business partner, John L. Hanks of Plaquemine, Louisiana. He and his brother owned and operated Hanks Buick GMC since 1970. His surviving wife of 56 years is Carolyn Mitchell Hanks of Port Arthur, TX, (and Pine Grove, LA). He also leaves four children: Kenneth Bradley Hanks and fiancé Monette Soileau; Tammy Hanks Davis and fiancé Darrell Achord; Gregory Kent Hanks and wife Melissa Moore Hanks; Nancy Hanks Glaser and husband Patrick Glaser. His six grandchildren are: Kenneth Sherman Davis (and wife Natalie Nolan Davis) and Kaley Christena Davis ; Lacey Lynn Gaspard; Eleyna Ruth Hanks, John Kenneth Hanks, and Andrew Mitchell Hanks. There are three great grandchildren: Brooklyn Grace Seals, Kenlie Elizabeth Davis and Kennedy Elise Davis. There are many special nieces and nephews. "Shot" loved people and always went out of his way to help anyone in any way he could. In consideration of those he served through his business, he was always there for them and for all his friends and acquaintances along the way. As a kind and generous person who loved life to its fullest and all those around him, he simply always made one feel good and always had a joke or something quick or light hearted to lift one up. Over time, many cherished hours were spent with his golfing buddies and later building wood duck houses which he put up along Bayou Jacob at the "The Island Golf Club" where he was a member. Weekly meetings of the Plaquemine Rotary Club were rarely missed. He was a charter member of the Krewe of Okeanos. As a General Motors Automobile Dealer of almost 47 years, he was affiliated with various organizations over the years, was extremely proud of the time he spent in the service of his country being a U.S. Army veteran, and was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Plaquemine where he occupied the same seat almost every Sunday."Shot" will be missed by many. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the First United Methodist Church or the . Our most sincere thanks to Comfort Care, the First United Methodist Church, and St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, all of Plaquemine, Louisiana.
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Wilbert Funeral Home - Plaquemine
24120 Railroad Avenue
Plaquemine, LA 70764
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from May 12 to May 15, 2017
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