Jerry I passed away peacefully at his cabin surrounded by the love of his family, friends, and “the woods.” Preceded in death by his grandparents, Grace (Fordyce) and Eric Hankins; his parents, Marjorie and Gerald Hankins; his significant other, Dianne Whitehead; and his favorite uncle, William “Bill” Swanson.
He is survived by his children, Janyale (Matt) Goetz, Jerry (Stacy) Hankins II, Kristen (Josh) Myers-Hankins; step-children, Chance and Kevin Myers, Ashley (Evan) Eslick; brothers, David Hankins, Donald Hankins, Sr.; grandchildren, Jack and Vincent Goetz, Nicolai and Ethan Hankins, Braiden, Lillian, and Kayden; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, family, and friends.
Jerry never met a stranger in this world while on his earthly journey home to Heaven. He will be missed greatly. We will love him always and forever.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, October 23, 2021 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at Heuser Funeral Home in Rich Hill, Missouri. A campout/campfire will follow at Jerry’s property following the memorial.
Private family burial at a later date to be announced at Aubrey Cemetery in Stillwell, Kansas.