December 15, 1936 - February 24, 2022
Robert Franklin Hankins passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on February 24, 2022. He was born on December 15, 1936, in Lefors, Texas to the late Forest and Aileen Hankins. At the young age of 19, Robert joined The United States Military. A few years later he married the love of his life, Sally Pullen Hankins, together they had three children and built a life founded on the Lord. As Robert traveled the world with the military he wanted to share the love of Jesus Christ and successfully started two new churches. He went on to retire from the Airforce and settled down in Garland, Texas. Robert was an active member at Freeman Heights Baptist Church where he served as a deacon, taught Sunday school, and worked in the sound booth. He was also a member of the Free Masons. Robert loved to build wooden puzzles, play golf, and listen to music. He enjoyed photography and motorcycles as well. Robert was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend. He will be missed greatly. He is proceeded in death by his wife, Sally Pullen Hankins, and grandson, Ryan Wesley Pence. Robert is survived by his son David (Vera) Hankins, two daughters Gail (Roger) Geigle and Lori Pence as well as a brother Duane Hankins, sister Francis Hankins Connor, grandchildren, Robert (Jill) Decker, Tammy (Jamie) Atkinson, and Heather (Cody) Crossley and great-grandchildren, Hailee Atkinson, Aaron Atkinson, Madelyn Atkinson, Sophia Decker, Rileigh McKay, Ellie Decker, and Kynlee McKay. A celebration of life will be held at Freeman Heights Baptist Church on March 24, 2022, at 2 pm. A graveside service will be held at Restland Memorial Cemetery on March 25, 2022, at 1 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Freeman Heights Baptist Church or Crosses for Losses.
Robert Franklin Hankins passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on February 24, 2022. He was born on December 15, 1936, in Lefors, Texas to the late Forest and Aileen Hankins. At the young age of 19, Robert joined The United States Military.... View Obituary & Service Information
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