The son of Archibald Claud "Arch" Hanks and Lora Ann White, Kenny served in the United States military during World War II.
Kenny married Lillian "Jerry" Herring on 19 May 1947. The couple did not have any children.
Kenny was a carpenter and member of the American Legion.
At the time of his death at his home, Kenny was 64 years, 6 months and 27 days old. He was survived by his wife, Jerry; 1 brother, Archie Lee Hanks; and 1 sister, Velma Bourland.
Visitation was held after 4 p.m. on 11 May 1979 at Hanks Funeral Home in Hardin. Funeral services were conducted there at 1:30 p.m. the following afternoon. American Legion services took place graveside at Hardin City Cemetery.
The family requested that memorials, if desired, be made to the Calhoun Ambulance Fund.
Kenny's wife, Jerry, passed away in 1986 and was buried next to him.
Kenny's siblings: Russell W. Hanks Farris M. Hanks Merle A. Hanks Velma Elizabeth Hanks Bourland Archie Lee Hanks