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HENDERSONVILLE-Samuel John Hankins, 67, died on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at Mission Memorial Hospital. He is preceded in death by his parents: Percy Hankins and Fern Burchinger Smith, as well as his step father, Ernie G. Smith.
Sam was born in Warsaw, NY and graduated from Alfred State College with a Bachelors Degree. He worked as a mechanic on natural gas meters for many years and also was a proud veteran of The United States Air Force. Sam loved the outdoors, enjoyed golfing, volunteering for his community and woodworking.
He is survived by his wife Peggy Emhoff Hankins, one son; David and his wife Leja of Lakeland, FL, two sisters; Shirley Thompson and Sandy Smith and brother Steven Smith. Sam will be greatly missed by many including his loving extended family and friends.
The family will receive friends at 7:00- 9:00 PM on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at Thos. Shepherd and Son Funeral Home at 125 South Church Street, Hendersonville, NC.
An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting www.thosshepherd.com. Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors and Cremation Memorial Center is in charge of arrangements.
Published in The Times-News from May 10 to May 11, 2015
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