Lloyd D. Hankins, 80, of Altamont, died at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, July 30, 2008, at his home.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday at First United Methodist Church in Altamont, with the Rev. Jeff VanDyke officiating. Burial with Navy military rites was in Funkhouser Cemetery in rural Effingham. Visitation was held from 4-8 p.m. on Sunday at Kull Funeral Chapel in Altamont and one hour before services on Monday. Memorials: Funkhouser Cemetery, c/o Melvin Hankins, 10606 E. 1150th Ave., Effingham, 62401; Altamont Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 7676; or donors choice.
Mr. Hankins was born on Nov. 14, 1927, in Effingham, the second son of 10 siblings of Art and Vera Henderson Hankins. He married Dorothy Evelyn Stonum on July 4, 1952, at First Baptist Church in Effingham.
He grew up in and spent most of his life in Effingham County, graduating from Effingham High School. Before his graduation, he enlisted in the Navy; he received an honorable discharge in 1946. He began working for Humble Oil Co. and later worked for Exxon in the Loudon Field in St. Elmo for many years. He managed Hankins Shell Service in Altamont, and before his retirement, he was a paper handler for World Color Press in Effingham. He was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and held his membership at VFW Post No. 7676 in Altamont. He was a trustee for Funkhouser Cemetery for many years and devoted many hours to the maintenance of the cemetery grounds. He had an acute interest in athletics, beginning with the Hodson Oilers fastpitch softball team in Altamont in the 1950s, and that interest carried over into Little League, basketball and other sports with his family and other members of the community.
He is survived by his wife; daughter, Debra and her husband Larry Leturno of Homasassa, Fla; daughter-in-law, Carolyn Jane Shumaker-Hankins of Altamont; grandsons, Marcus Leturno and his wife Margie of Homosassa, Fla., Travis Keith Leturno of Homosassa, Fla., and Derek James Hankins of Altoona, Pa.; granddaughter, Megan Hankins and fiance Tyler Dulunback of Charleston; great-grandchildren, Tanner, Elise and Evan Leturno, all at home in Homosassa, Fla.; brothers, Gordon Hankins and his wife Irma of Palmcoast, Fla., Larry Hankins of Menisse, Calif., and Melvin Hankins and his wife Trudy of Effingham; sisters, Shirley Arnold of Effingham, Marion Zehner of Teutopolis, Linda Rose of Effingham, and Kae Whitaker of Sigel; brother-in-law, Floyd Burch of Effingham; and several nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Ronald James Hankins; sisters, Wanda and her husband Robert Martin, and Faye Burch; and brothers-in-law, James Rose, George Whitaker and Jack Zehner.