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Funeral Service

Wilkerson Funeral Home and Crematory
Monday January 4th, 2021

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Clinton Hanks

Roy Clinton Hanks, 82, passed away peacefully on December 31, 2020. Our Daddy, Clinton Hanks was called home. Jesus said come on home my faithful servant job well done. Come and Rest in the arms of the Lord.

A funeral service will be held at 2 P.M. Monday, January 4, 2021 at Wilkerson Funeral Home with Rev. Randy Pearman Officiating. The committal will follow at Evergreen Memory Gardens.

Daddy was born and Raised in the Midway Community in 1938. He grew up as the third child of the late Clyde Earl and Tennis Mae Hanks and he knew the value of hard work. He began plowing behind Kate the old mule when he was just seven years old. He was so young and so small, he could barely turn the plow around. He would let the mule drag it into the next row. Clinton not only worked on his family’s farm but also helped countless other farmers in the community doing everything from digging basements to pulling tobacco and picking corn. Daddy never knew an idle moment. He met and married Nancy Phillips in 1957 and they moved to the Monroeton Community. In their union four children were born. Clinton raised tobacco and logged. Later, he added milking cows to the list of jobs done around the farm. He would work in the local mills during the winter on third shift so as not to interfere with his farming. He made many, many good friends along the way. In 1985, Clinton married Mary Freeman Isley. They were married for 34 years. Daddy was a hard working man that never learned how to slow down or quit. He was able to work up until his earthly body gave out. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Along with his parents, He is preceded in death by both of his wives; half brother, Zollie Hanks; sister, Ruth Hanks; and brother, Clyde Hanks.

Clinton is survived by his children, Elizabeth Hanks, Roy Hanks (Theresa), Penny Hanks and Will Hanks; seven grandchildren, Rena Winchester, Tony Winchester, Jessica Hanks-Bruce (Kevin), Dusty Hanks, special grandson, Jamie Hanks (Laurenda), Tanya Manley and Samantha Hanks; eight great grandchildren, Drake Winchester, Trevor Davis, Stella Winchester, Alex Hanks, Leland Manley, C.J. Manley, special great grandsons Dakota Hanks and Patrick Winchester; brothers, Mike Hanks, Albert Hanks (Brenda) and Sam Hanks (Alda). He is survived by a host of nieces, nephews and a loving extended family and group of friends.

The family would like to thank everyone who has made this difficult time more bearable, especially Hospice of Rockingham County and his nurse Cathy for their diligent care of Daddy and our family.


Maxine Anderson lit a candle for Clinton Hanks

Maxine Anderson Jan 3 2021 12:56 PM

Johnny, Dot Beville & Family lit a candle for Clinton Hanks

Johnny, Dot Beville & Family Jan 3 2021 12:18 AM

Clinton was my cousin, but he was more like an uncle to me. He taught me so many life lessons. Work hard, be happy, and enjoy the family around you. Elizabeth, Roy Franklin, Penny and Will, you will always be my family. My memories of us all being together will last forever.

Ernie Donathan Jan 2 2021 11:44 PM

My thoughts and prayers with the family. I pray that God will wrap his arms of love and peace and around you. And give you the strength to face the days ahead.

Ellen Divers Jan 2 2021 8:26 PM

Ellen Divers lit a candle for Clinton Hanks

Ellen Divers Jan 2 2021 8:21 PM

Rick Smith lit a candle for Clinton Hanks

Rick Smith Jan 1 2021 6:24 PM

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Rhonda Brammer Jan 1 2021 6:09 PM

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Jan Cooper Jan 1 2021 5:34 PM

Ramona Jones lit a candle for Clinton Hanks

Ramona Jones Jan 1 2021 1:48 PM

My name is Samantha Hanks, i am Will Hanks daughter, Clinton Hanks granddaughter, and Dakota Hanks proud mother. My grandfather was one of the hardest working men I ever know, and although he was a man of few words i came to respect that very much because the old saying goes better to keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool than to say to much and remove all doubt. Also there are are many statements in the Bible referencing a wise man being a man of few words. Im vert proud of you Pa, you were and will continue to be a great inspiration to me. Now you may go be the Lord and Jesus Christ, and also be reunited with my grandma Nancy Hanks and step grandma Miss Leona, along with the rest of our family who has already passed. I regret so much not being able to spend more time with you grandpa, and I look forward to meeting you and the rest of my passed away relatives on the day the Good Lord calls me home. Rest in Peace Grandpa, you deserve it!!!

Samantha Hanks Jan 1 2021 1:12 PM