Hershel Lee Hanley

Hershel Lee Hanley, 84, of Port Neches, died Monday, January 20, 2014, at Harbor Hospital, in Beaumont. He was born July 14, 1929, to Rubena and Charlton Hanley, and had been a resident of the area since 1953. Hershel was a veteran of the United States Army. He retired from Unocal refinery, after working for thirty-two years as an operator. Hershel was all about his family, especially his boys and grandchildren. His favorite thing to do was to take the grandkids to the hunting club. Whether hunting, picnicking, or roasting marshmallows, these were his favorite times. Hershel enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, hunting and was also a dedicated Nederland sports fan. He is survived by his wife, Faye Hanley; son, Reggie Hanley and his wife, Debbie, of Nederland; daughter-in-laws, Shawn Hanley of Port Neches and, Dana Huff of Nederland; grandchildren, Jessie Morris, Shelby Morris, Trent Hanley, Alaina Lastovica, Trey Hanley, Kaitlin Hanley, Kirby Hanley and Hunter Huff; great-grandchildren, Logan Morris, Reagan Morris, Kaul Morris and Charlie Morris; sister, Mary Lee Brouillette of Marksville, Louisiana; and brother, Leonard Everett Hanley of Nederland. Hershel is preceded in death by his parents; son, Rory Hanley; and brother, James Hanley. A gathering of Mr. Hanley's family and friends will be from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 22, 2014, at Broussard's, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. His funeral service will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, January 23, 2014, at Broussard's, with interment to follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park, Port Neches. Complete and updated information may be found at: broussards1889.com.

Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Jan. 22, 2014