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Gene Hankins

March 10, 1937 — December 2, 2020

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.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Gene Hankins, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Sunday, July 12, 2020

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Lakeview Cemetery

, Johnston City, IL 62951

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