|Birth: ||Nov. 6, 1942|
|Death: ||Nov. 11, 2011|
Carl J. Hanks passed away on Veterans Day at the age of 69 following a long struggle with Multiple Sclerosis. He lived in Elko, NV as a child before moving to Fallon. He lived most of his adult life in Railroad Valley. In the summer during high school, Carl worked with hay crews on several Elko ranches. Carl graduating from Fallon High in 1960, After his active duty he worked as a carpenter building houses in Reno and married Carole Sharp in Ely on January 30, 1965. They moved to Carole's family ranch, the Blue Eagle Ranch in Railroad Valley, in June 1965 following the death of her father bought the ranch and made it their home.
As a rancher Carl was a member of Nevada Farm Bureau serving as White Pine County president for several years. He was active in the Cattlemen's Association, served as a brand inspector, and was involved in the investigation of a huge cattle-rustling case in Nye County. He also worked with other ranch-related groups to improve ranchers' lives. He was involved in local 4-H clubs and high school rodeos. Carl was chairman of the Railroad Valley GID and was a Nye County sheriff's deputy. He was co-owner of Hanks and Fallini, Inc. a corporation involved in numerous oil field activities at the Railroad Valley and Pine Valley oil fields. They trucked oil and water, put in well sites, and even drilled for oil. Carl loved Nevada history and was happiest riding a fresh-broke horse through the canyons of the Grant Range exploring ruins of the 1860s mining operations.
Carl is survived by Carole (Sharp) his wife of almost 47 years, his daughters Jacki Hanks and Kathi (Jim) Greybeck of Reno, a brother Alvin and a sister Nancy. He was preceded in death by his parents Gene and Jane (McFarland) Hanks and an infant son William David.
Created by: Judy Lu
Record added: Nov 17, 2011
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Carl enlisted for six years with the Marines and served in Vietnam. Thank you for your service to your country and God Bless!|
Added: Nov. 17, 2011