I was so sad today to hear that my special friend had passed. Hank always had a smile and a hug for me whenever he'd come to the shop to see us. He will be truly missed. My heartfelt condolences go out to his family. May he rest in peace and forever be in our hearts.
Billie, I am so sorry to find out we lost Hank. I finally got in touch with Claudette. It hurt me deeply that I didn't find out in time to attend the funeral. Hank was special to me as he was to so many. A truly wonderful man, my words seem so shallow to express my feelings. I can say it was a honor for him to call me his friend. Tonia and I will pray for God to hold you and your family close and give you peace that passes all understanding.
Dear Billie and family,
I was so distressed to read about Hank. I didn't realize he was sick. About 2 or so months ago, Hank called me for Mike Carter's phone number. He was going fishing and was going to be near where Mike lives. He sounded wonderful. I am sure you have heard all the accolades, but he was very special. My love and prayers go out to you and the girls and their families during this time of great loss.
Blessed and honored to call Hank our friend.
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Shirkey
Rip uncle Hank U will be missed!!!!
So sorry for the loss of a wonderful friend. He and Larry always said they were brothers.
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
I have known Hank as a friend and competitor for over 30 years. I can say he was a fair and just man in all his professional dealings. I am very sorry to hear of his passings and can only offer my condolences. I always enjoyed his company and wonderful smile. Hank will be missed by all who knew him.
To Billie and all Hank's family, my sincere condolences on what I realise is a grievous loss. My enduring image of Hank from Lee High School, is that smile of his, so quick to appear upon meeting, radiating such warmth, and a rare degree of direct and personal engagement with one. A few years ago we happened to meet in Jacksonville - probably the first time in 45 years - and he was still as I remembered - a very fine and good and admirable man. I had been praying for him since I learned of his illness, and I offered Mass for him on Sunday 19th January at Christ Church, Sayers Common. May he rest in peace. Be sure, too, of my prayers for you all in your bereavement.
Dear Haynes family, Hank and I were classmates in the class of 1959 at Lee High School. His presence and wonderful personality helped make our class a rememberance of good times, and lasting memories. May God's grace through our Savior Jesus Christ comfort and sustain you through this time of grief.
Dear Billie, so sorry for your and the family's loss. I befriended Hank while we were both attending Bolles. My blessing is that my memory of Hank will always be as a teenager with an irrepressible smile and a sweet disposition. A good and decent person. God Bless. RIP Hank.
Hank was one of the finest men I've known. May God rest his soul, and be with his family and friends.
Greg Smith - Jax
I am so sorry to hear of Hank's passing. He was my Boss and Friend in the 1980's. He taught me so much about insurance and friendship. He was a terrific mentor. He truly touched my life. My prayers to the family for your loss.
Dear Haynes family,
I was so sorry to hear of Hank's passing.
Hank's optimism was inspiring. In my dealings with Hank at First Guaranty I can honestly say he always saw the good in people. May he rest in peace.
I am very grateful to have called Hank my friend, ever since our days at Ortega Elementary. The world would be a better place if each of us would continue his legacy through our own lives.
You will be dearly missed, my friend!
Hank was like a beacon in the sea of fledgling students -- a true guide to what was good and wholesome for the lot of us! He was admired as a friend and a leader and will always occupy a place in the hearts of those whose path he crossed.
Hank lived his life well & may only now understand how greatly he was admired & respected. My father enjoyed relating a story about Hank at an Ortega Halloween Carnival, circa '52. From some distance, my dad saw a much bigger kid giving Hank a hard time. Before he could intervene, Hank had the big kid on the ground & my dad had to rescue him. Hank's kindness & enthusiasm for life will be missed by all who knew him for a very long time. "Well done, good & faithful servant. Go now to your rest. Come now & share the joy..."
Hank was a great friend to all back at good old Robert E. Lee. Always friendly and smiling. A true leader in every respect. Billie, my prayers are with you and your family. God bless you.
Can't say we were close friends but Hank was one of my favorite people. It's tough to be a "new kid" at Lee High School but Hank made it easy. With a ready smile and sincere welcome he made me feel right at home. He was a true leader and will be truly missed. May God bless and comfort his family in their loss.
I thought of him just last Christmas. I am sorry now I did not call to say hello and in this case, to say goodbye.
Hank was always ready with a big smile, hug and a little kiss on the cheek. He was always so kind to me and I will never forget him. From the moment I started attending Hank made me feel welcome. Alyce Butts
From pick-up football games at the park on McGirts to trusted advisor for our family insurance needs, Hank was a rock in our Ortega community. Our parents were close friends and Margo a good buddy. Blessings to all the family in your loss. He was True Southern Gentleman... we are better for knowing him.
Hank was one of the 'good guys'. Once he was your friend, he was a buddy for life.To the whole family, your in our thoughts and prayers...
"Hank" Haynes,what a guy....manager of a historic undefeated Sewanee football team and a job well done. "Hank" the championship wrestler who started wrestling after the coach informed him that Sewanee had a wrestling team and said "be there!". "Hank" the Brother to all the Sewanee Phis. "Hank" an inspiration to all who knew him and a true Christian man...and we never heard a complaint from him about anything......gone, but not forgotten. He was our friend, frat brother, classmate, older brother of our good buddy, Jayne. We will miss him. Rest in Peace Dear Friend.
So sad to lose Hank at such a young age. He was a wonderful person and a life long friend who will be greatly missed.
My condolences to his family.
Bebe (Jan) Burton Kane
Ah Billie, Doug wrote me to tell me that hank had died. At this great distance I still gasped and am feeling his absence as never before. Memories of his presence in all my Jacksonville life flood back! he was the most generous,fun,attention paying guy always! He met me in the back of st.marks when I went to dad's funeral and held me while I finally was able to cry. I cannot yet comprehend the space his being has left behind...it is huge! I will carry you all in my thoughts and only hope a shared grief can be eased even for a minute. There are so many of us out here sorely effected by his passing.
Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Hank always was so welcoming to me when I saw you all at St. Marks through the years.
Hank was the nicest man I ever met. He was my canoe instructor at Camp Merrie Wood, and always remembered me years later. Whether he was bagging groceries at Publix for a charity or ringing the bell at Christmas for the Salvation Army, he was always giving to others.
His smile will always be in my heart, as I know it will be for you, Billie, Margot and Jayne. Please know that there are many who will also miss him dearly,
I am so sorry for your loss. I have so many fond memories of Lee and St. Marks.My thoughts and prayers to your family. Hank was the last person to tell me goodnight at our reunion.
Sherrie Hengle DeVries
I was so very sorry to hear about Hank.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
To the Haynes Family, My prayers are with you all. I know that God have you all in his prayers. Mr. Haynes was a very sweet person. My prayer is that God Strengthen each and everyone you all. I know he is in heaven and I know he got them laughing. You all be bless. He will surely be miss. Will keep the family in prayer. stay encourage he was a good customer and a very nice person. From Marlene Johnson @Awards Inlimited.
Very sorry to hear of this loss to your family and to the community. Although I was very shy in high school, I knew from afar that Hank was a special person. Very kind and friendly. Funny. At our Class of '59 reunions, Hank was a great cheerleader for our school and for the memories that we shared.
Sylvia Roberts Davidson (Atlanta, GA)
I am saddened to hear about Hank. He was a very special big brother to my friend, Jayne. I remember many fun times in our Ortega neighborhood. Blessings to Billie and all the family.
Hank's forever smile will be missed by everyone who knew him; I worked in the insurance business and knew him through various insurance activities as well as TPC. Condolences to his family.
Hank was a great guy and a man that always had time to help others. He kept my sisters and I insured when we made a habit of bad driving and was a wonderful resource to my family. He was a great competitor in every activity and I fondly remember our days on the Timuquana tennis teams. My prayers are with the family and the world is less bright without Hank .
When we moved to McGirts Blvd when I was very young Hank and sister Jayne were probably the first people I met. They lived about a block away and we spent many many hours together playing sports and doing whatever kids did. We had a great life and Hank was one of the greatest guys you'd ever want to meet. Only the best memories. Always "up". Very, very sorry and the best to you, Billie.
Billie and family, so sorry to have learned the news about my buddy Hank. The good thing though, I'm confident that he is in his well deserved place in heaven. Hank was born gifted with all the tools for success and he shared that by giving to so many. When we were kids and there was a contest that Hank was involved the rest of us were going for second place . If I had to choose one person for my boys to pattern themselves after , it would have been Hank. I know GOD will be with you through this time.
Billy and Nancy Spurlin
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
We will all miss Hank. We pray for the family's loss. We went to Lee High School with Hank!
Dear Haynes Family-
I remember Mr. Haynes from my Cross Country years with Zoie. I remember him cheering us on at races. He was such a nice man. My heart goes out to you for your loss. I hope that you find comfort and joy in your many memories together. You are in my prayers.
Dear Billie and family, Hank was a blessing in so many lives, and he probably never knew it. He set a high standard for himself and looked for the Best in others. He lived a life of Grace. I am privileged to have known him.
Pat Walker, Raleigh, NC
Billie, I'm so sorry for the loss of Hank. I went5 to Lee High with Hank, and I know that he will be missed by all. May God whtch over you and your family at this sad time.
I will miss Hank Haynes. His warm smile and generous spirit was always a welcome sight.
The ministry I was most connected to with Hank was FCA. It is without a doubt that the Northeast Florida FCA would not be what it is today without Hank's leadership and wisdom.
Hank was so gracious to me when I reappeared at his office with a unique ministry I had started. Hank truly believed in what I was doing and supported us for several years. He never gave it a second thought that I had disappeared from his radar for 15 years.
I will miss my friend and mentor. My prayers of comfort and peace are with his family and his many many friends.
For all of Hank's family, my prayer is that the deep hurt you're feeling now will soon be overcome with good memories. God bless you all
Jerry McNair REL '58
Billie, you and your family are in my prayers. Hank was wonderful and so are you.
Judi Wiggins Howell +
Billie & family
I never personally knew Hank, but I knew of him from all the Lee High activities. He always had a smile for everyone. The world has lost a wonderful individual. My condolences to Billie & family.
Sandra Bauer Rodriguez - Class of '60
My sincere condolences to Hank's family. He was a very kind man. I knew him from my work with the Girl Scouts and appreciated very much his service to our organization. He was a good man. Lucille Griffo
In high school, I became intrigued by Hank's big smile and friendly, sincere demeanor, impressions that persisted over the years as he served as my insurance agent and friend. I shall miss him. My condolences to Billie.
I have known Hank since we grew up in old Ortega. He was truly a gentleman, and will be greatly missed. My condolences to Billie and the family.
Hank was such a wonderful man. A friend to everyone he met. I will miss his kind smile and big hugs. My thoughts and prayers to his family.
I will all ways Hank from high school.. Always smiling and always willing to help. He will be missed. Prayers for you Billie as you send your precious husband to his great reward. Pat Melton-Ermi - RELee - Class of l959
Billie, my prayers are with you and your family. Hank was such a wonderful person. We met in first grade, then at St. Marks and then remember when he came back to Lee. That wonderful smile stands out for me. Saw it several years ago at one of the Westside Reunions. I do hope that the joys and the fun times will help you and your family through this tough time.
Jan Baumgartner Strickland, LH Class of 59.
Billie, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Hank was one in a million. Car Cochran, LHC 1958
Hank was one of the nicest people I ever knew. I'm just sorry I couldnt be with him more over the years. He will never be forgotten.
Hank stands out as one you would remember from your HS class. Always impressionable, caring and with that big smile. RIP my friend and classmate.
I remember Hank in high school, always smiling,he was such a nice guy. My prayers go out to you, Billy, and your family. Judy Ann Abernethy
My prayers go out to the family of Hank. I have known him since he was a wrestler at Sewanee, my father was his coach. Hank was an outstanding man and will be missed by many
Cathy Moore Rangeo
Hank waa a friend with everyone he met. We grew up knowing each other from Ortega Elementary forward. We played baseball on the Ortega Midgets baseball team under Mr. Kenyon. He was our right fielder and his name given to him by me was "Hammerin Hank."
We continued our friendship forward from St. Mark's Episcopal as acolytes, and on to Lee High School where he was the manager of our football team. He was always helpful to all of the football players and to Coach Dingman.
We stayed in contact through the years with Hank's agency handling our insurance matters for my law firms. He was always available to discuss those matters.
All can remember Hank at the TPC in his red jacket.
To Hank's family in friends we will all
miss him but the world is a better place because he was here.
Hank stood for a gentleness and core sweetness rarely seen in anyone especially a man who loves to wrestle. He wrote the workers comp and liability insurance for my small Adult Day Care when every other insurance agency denied us! Hank stepped up and was so gracious through the years.
He was just the dearest human being.
RIP ole wrestler! Thank you for your compassion.
Hank was the kindest person I have ever known and always such a gentleman. He never failed to remember me, even though many years would pass between seeing each other. He will be missed by us all.