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Robert Walter Hankins, Sr
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Birth: Mar. 25, 1946
Wexford County
Michigan, USA
Death: Jul. 18, 1979
Traverse City
Grand Traverse County
Michigan, USA

1979 Jul 18 - Arbutus Lake - Robert Walter Hankins was born Monday 25 Mar 1946 in Mesick to Ernest Cleveland & Marion Jane (Greene) Hankins. He was raised in Mesick, but later moved to Elk Rapids where he attended school. He then lived in Lansing where he worked at the Oldsmobile Division of General Motors. In 1968 he moved to Traverse City where he was employed at the Peninsula Roofing Company.

Robert Walter Hankins Sr died Wednesday 18 Jul 1979 at the age of 33 y 3 m 26 d at his home at Arbutus Lake after a sudden illness. Survivors included his father, Ernest Cleveland Hankins of Lansing; his mother, Marion Jane Hankins of Traverse City; 2 daughters, Tonya Hankins and Christina Hankins both of Traverse City; 7 sisters, Donna Jean & Donald Lyle Porter of Hoxeyville, Shirley Ann & Gregory James Yager of Cadillac, Mary Lou & Otto E Eichholtz of Lansing, Linda Diane & Dennis Lee Squires of Lansing, Nancy Kay & Michael Flinta of Pearl, Mississippi, Sally Jane & Thomas Anys of Traverse City, Selma Yvonne & Carl Albert Reiter of Cadillac; 1 brother, Ernest Junior Hankins of Traverse City and his fiance, Shirley Garvin of Traverse City. He was preceded in death by 1 son, Robert Walter Hankins Jr 24 Aug 1969.

Funeral services were 2 pm Saturday 21 Jul 1979 at Hibbard Funeral Chapel with the Rev Wayne Squires officiating.

Burial was in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Elk Rapids.
Family links: 
  Ernest Cleveland Hankins (1917 - 1985)
  Marion Jane Greene Hankins (1921 - 2011)
  Robert Walter Hankins (1969 - 1969)*
  Donna Jean Hankins Porter (1939 - 2006)*
  Shirley Ann Hankins, Yager Behrns (1941 - 2005)*
  Ernest Junior Hankins (1944 - 1995)*
  Robert Walter Hankins (1946 - 1979)
*Calculated relationship
Maple Grove Cemetery
Elk Rapids
Antrim County
Michigan, USA
Created by: Cheryl (Yager) Mapes
Record added: Jul 08, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 39221455
Robert Walter Hankins, Sr
Added by: Cheryl (Yager) Mapes
Robert Walter Hankins, Sr
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Robert Walter Hankins, Sr
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