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Gene Hankins

Gene Hankins, 83, passed away on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at his home.

Gene was born on March 10, 1937 in Harco to Lyman and Lillian (Schwartz) Hankins.  He married Linda Thompson on December 24, 1956 in Brookport.

Gene worked in sales at Napa Auto parts for 45 years.

Survivors include:

Wife-Linda Hankins of Marion

Daughter-Darla and John Abney of Marion

Daughter-Lisa and Allen Swan of Marion

Son-Lowell “Buddy” and Tammy Hankins of Ina


John C. and Tina Abney of Metropolis

Christopher and Stephanie Howell of Marion

Brandon and Joanna Hankins of Mt. Vernon

Nathaniel and Kristen Hankins of Murfreesboro, TN

Great grandchildren:

Peyton Howell of Marion

Jacob Mick of Maryville, TN

Matthew Mick of McLeansboro

Genie Hankins of Mt. Vernon

Caleb Hankins of Mt. Vernon

Joby Hankins of Mt. Vernon

Jordan Hankins of Mt. Vernon

Samuel Hankins of Mt. Vernon

Leanna Hankins of Mt. Vernon

Noah Hankins of Murfreesboro, TN

Brother-Jim and Pat Hankins of Newton

Special niece-Donna Parr of AL

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Kenneth Hankins; two infant sisters and brother and sister in law, Wayne and Fern Hankins.

Graveside services will be held on Monday, December 7, 2020 at 2pm at Lakeview Cemetery in Johnston City with Rev. Bruce Fox officiating.  Visitation will be on Monday from 11:30am to 1:30pm at Blue Funeral Home in Marion.

Due to health concerns related to the COVID-19 virus, those attending the service are asked to maintain social distancing guidelines and wear a face mask.

Memorials may be made to All Nations Church and will be accepted at the funeral home.

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Brother Gene was the best of the best. He was such a sweet and loving Godly man. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. I am praying for peace and healing for the family.

Caryl Ward Dec 7 2020 11:51 AM

I remember Gene passing out mints at church. He and Linda also sent birthday cards to various church members. My condolences to his wife and family. May he forever rest and be at peace. Such a nice family!

Helen Moncrief Dec 7 2020 10:26 AM

My heart aches for all of you. More, because I cant be there. Gene was more like a brother than a brother in law. I was 21 years old when he came into our family. I have nothing but fond memories of him, and they are many. To the family, I would offer a word of encouragement: be comforted in knowing that he is now in the Presence of Jesus, rejoicing without any restraints. No machines, no walker. Waiting for the rest of us to join him, all in Gods time. My prayers will continue for all of you.

Jim Thompson Dec 7 2020 8:47 AM

Please know that we are praying for your family during this time and thinking of all of you

Debbie and Jeff Nagle Dec 6 2020 8:11 AM

Buddy, my heart goes out to you and your family. Prayers and hugs to each of you.

Susan Blake Dec 5 2020 6:00 PM

Buddy, I am so sorry for your loss. May God hold and comfort you and give you strength during this difficult time. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Abby Zwick Dec 5 2020 2:33 PM

Sending love and prayers.

Cheri Golish Dec 5 2020 12:55 PM

So very sorry to hear this news. My deepest condolences.

Christie Isbell Dec 4 2020 8:27 PM

Lisa, So sorry for your loss. Please tell your Mom, Darla andBuddy I am thinking of them all! Im sure you all have happy memories and rest knowing you will all be together again one day. Love and Prayers, Teresa and David Bloodworth

Teresa Bloodworth Dec 4 2020 8:13 PM

Condolences my friend.

Ron Frye Dec 4 2020 5:21 PM

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