Bobby Gene Hanson

January 3, 1941 - March 12, 2009

Bobby Gene Hanson, age 68, passed from this life to his Heavenly Home; after a courageous battle with brain cancer. He passed at his home in Leonard, Texas surrounded by his loving family and friends on March 12, 2009. He was born on January 3, 1941 to Frank and Virginia (Hood) Hanson at Pittsburg, Texas. Bobby attended Pittsburg, Texas Schools. He married Ruthie (Hallmark) on May 25, 1932 in Dallas, Texas. Bobby’s love for driving a truck resulted in his retirement from Time D.C. Freight Lines, Texas-New Mexico Power Company, and Trinity Industries. He also worked for DMR Trucking and was employed by JD Farms at the onset of his illness. Bobby was a member of the First Baptist Church of Leonard. He was a member of the Teamsters Local 745 Union. He enjoyed farming and raising cattle for over 24 years and his John Deere Tractor and his dogs. Bobby was a devoted husband, father, Paw Daddy and friend. His children, grandchildren and his love of people brought him tremendous pleasure. He received great joy in being able to help his family and anyone in need. He will always be remembered for his unique sense of humor and love for his family and God’s grace for him. Bobby is survived by his wife Ruthie of over 35 years. Other survivors include one son Bobby Lee Hanson and wife Marty and one daughter Amy Ruth Reaves; four granddaughters, Rebecca and Kendra Hanson, Madison Reaves and Megan Akers; one grandson, Hunter Lee Reaves; and one great-grandson, Jason Lane Akers all of Leonard. He was preceded in death by his parents Frank and Virginia Hanson and one son Ronnie Gene Hanson. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 2:00PM at the First Baptist Church of Leonard. Family night will be Friday, March 13 from 6 to 9PM at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Leonard.

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God bless and comfort you in this time of loss. Bobby was a great man. He touched our department in so many ways. Pate Rehab Transportation Department Charlene Austin, March 16, 2009 Amy,our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow. I have many fond memories of your dad and laugh every time I think of him refering to me as "that girl". I wish you and your family the very best during this difficult time. Sincerly, Debbie & Bill Debbie & Bill Price, March 13, 2009 Bobby, our deepest condolences go to you and your family. May the memories of your father bring you all comfort. Roy Wise & Family, March 13, 2009 Ruthie, Amy and the rest of the family - our thoughts and prayers for comfort and peace are with you guys during this time. We will be out of town this weekend and unable to attend the service, but you will be on our hearts and minds. While I didn't know him well enough to have personal memories, I know he lived his life in a way where you didn't have to know him personally to know he was a great man. Betsy Blevins, March 12, 2009