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July 29, 2013

Jerry Hanson, Sr.

Athens — ATHENS-Services for Jerry Hanson, 69, Athens are scheduled for 10 a.m., Thursday in Carroll-Lehr Funeral Chapel with Chase Palmer officiating.

Burial will follow in Shelby chapel Cemetery.

Mr. Hanson died Sunday, July 28, 2013 at home.

He was born Nov. 29, 1943 in Clovis, N.M. to the late Cornelius Birron and Margaret Louise Hadley Hanson, and had been a resident of Athens most of his life. Following graduation from Athens High School in 1963, Jerry then attended Henderson County Junior College. He formerly worked for Jake Townley Men’s Wear about seven years, then later Joe Tarrant Oil Company from 1975 until 1988.

After selling his company, he worked for Trinity Valley Community College until 2009 as Director of Transportation. From 2009, until retiring in 2012, Jerry worked at Lake Athens Marina Bait Shop. He was a faithful member of Watson Road Church of Christ.

Survivors include: his wife of 48 years Carolyn Hanson, Athens; sons Leon Hanson and wife Linda, Jason Hanson and wife Kimberly, both of Athens; sisters Linda Sherar and husband Kenneth, Bryan, Pam Pugh and husband Jon, Athens; grandchildren Rebecca Emsoff, Lisa Hanson, Natalie Hancock, Katelyn Hanson, Jason Hanson, Jr.; great-grandchildren Gavin Emsoff, Aiden Hancock, Braeden Germany.

Pallbearers will be Leon Hanson, Justin Pugh, Jon Pugh, Sr., Kyle Pugh, John Pugh, Jr., Ken Sherar, Daniel Sherar and Jordan Frank.

Honorary pallbearers will include Max Logan, Bobby Little, Bobby Spearman, Claude Frisbie, George Little, J. W. Spearman, Eugene Rivers, Bill Magee and Sonny Hight.

Visitation for family and friends will be 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Watson Road Church of Christ, c/o Jon Pugh, 117 Carroll Dr., Athens, TX 75751.

The family wishes to extend sincere thanks and gratitude to Dr. Gary Gross and staff, Hospice of East Texas and Dr. Robert Risko for the compassionate care given to Jerry during his illness.

You may leave a message of condolence, or light a memorial candle for the family at www.carroll-lehr.com

 

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