GREAT BEND — James Lee Hanks, Jr., 69, passed away February 12, 2018, at Almost Home, Great Bend, Kan. He was born July 17, 1948, at El Dorado, Kan., to James Lee, Sr. and Lavina (Parks) Hanks.
Jim married Jean Schroeder September 4, 1971 at Alva, Oklahoma. Jim, a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Vietnam War, had been a Great Bend resident since 1970, coming from Claflin, Kan. He opened, owned and operated
J & L Coins since 1981. Jim was a member of the American Legion Argonne Post 180, Great Bend Chamber of Commerce, Fraternal Order of the Eagles, all of Great Bend; the K.N.A. (Kansas Numismatic Association), Kansas Jewelers Association, Jewelers Board of Trade, and Rush County Coin Club.
Jim is survived by his wife, Jean of the home; one son James Lee Hanks, III of Great Bend; mother, Lavina Hanks Hurst of Great Bend; two brothers, Terry L. Hanks and wife Darla of Otis, Kan., and Steven L. Hanks and Connie of Burden, Kan.; two sisters, Caroline McCune and husband Brad of Great Bend, Diana Osburn of Great Bend; and by two grandchildren, McKenna Hanks and Bradley Hanks.
He was preceded in death by his father, James Lee Hanks, Sr., and by one sister, Angela Collier.
Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, February 15, 2018, at Bryant Funeral Home, Great Bend, with Pastor Aaron Withrow officiating. Interment will follow at Golden Belt Memorial Park, Great Bend, with military honors conducted by American Legion Argonne Riders and the Ft. Riley Honor Guard. Visitation will be 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 14, with family receiving friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., all at Bryant Funeral Home. Memorial Funds have been established with Almost Home, Inc. or Golden Belt Home Health and Hospice, in care of Bryant Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at www.bryantfh.net
Funeral arrangements provided by
Bryant Funeral Home
1425 Patton Road
Great Bend, Kansas 67530
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Feb. 13, 2018