Billy Ray Hanks, 74, of Sweetwater, quietly went to be with his Savior at Nolan Nursing and Rehab, Sunday, 20 November 2011. A private Thanksgiving celebration of his life for his selfless contributions and devotion to his family will be held at his home.
Billy was born in Nolan, Texas, on Feb. 16, 1937, to Maynor Benjamin and Lila Louellen Hanks. He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1956 to 1958. He was married to his lovely wife Barbara Jean, on Aug. 26, 1966, and was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
Billy is survived by his lovely wife, Barbara Jean Hanks, 84; a daughter, Elizabeth Pool and husband Jerry; a son, Larry Hanks and wife Pam of Florida; a granddaughter, Barbara Close, with two great-granddaughters, Ashleigh Close of Sweetwater and Tierney Close of Carbondale, Illinois; two grandsons, Dustin Hanks and wife Sarah of Washington, D.C., with two great-grandsons, Wesley and Cooper; the second grandson being Ryan Hanks of Florida.
The arrangements were under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.mccoyfh.com.