Robert-Hankins-Obituary

Photo courtesy of Bill DeBerry Funeral Directors - Denton

Robert Harrell Hankins

Oct 7, 1938 - Sep 18, 2021 (Age 82)

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Bob was always so kind, and made you laugh and smile. He made me look forward to visiting him at tax time. I wish I had known his golf coach at Texas was Harvey Penick, my cousin by his marriage to Harvey's wife, Helen. Neither Bob or I knew this fact until he has passed.

A life well-lived to be sure. RIP

Sue I can not imagine what you are going through but please know that we are all here for you. If you need a shoulder to cry on, a hug or someone just to listen please know we want to help. I have many fond memories of the two of you. You both showed me what it means to be good people that could show a lot of class. Bob will be deeply missed. He was a great man and as you know every great man needs a great woman. The first time I met the two of you I new this was true. Two great people...

Dear Friend Sue, We remember well the happy times we shared with you and Bob over the years. One night at the Denton Golf Club he brandished (and blew) a whistle on the dance floor to remind couples not to get "too cosy". What a guy! He had a shy smile, a dry wit and a ready sense of humor. Lean into your friends and family during this difficult time. Surround yourself with love. You and your family are in our...

Sue, we are deeply sorry to hear about the passing of Bob. We are so grateful for the memories you both left us at DCC. Our hearts and prayers are with you and family.

Sue, I know your heart is broken and your world is upside down right now. I hope that soon you will find solace in the wonderful memories that you and Bob made together. My condolences to you and your family.

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.

A very nice man. Kind to us when we moved in and always greeted us with a smile.

little grin He always greeted me with. Bob was a good man, with a great wife and family and will be missed but always remembered.

Obituary

Robert's Obituary

Robert (Bob) Harrell Hankins, 82, of Denton, Tx. Passed away on September 18, 2021.

He was born on October 7, 1938, in Olney, Tx. to Doyle and Frances Hankins. He lived there until the age of six when his family moved to Artesia, New Mexico, a town his whole family loved. It was there he learned to love the game of golf, having been taken to the course by his father. His family moved back to West Texas where he graduated from Lamesa High School. There he met many friends who stayed connected with him throughout his life.

Bob attended the University of Texas where he majored in accounting and played on the golf team coached by the legendary Harvey Penick. After graduation he took a job with the firm of Haskins and Sells in Scottsdale, Arizona. While working there he studied for the CPA exam and served in the Air National Guard.

He desired to return to Texas and was transferred to Dallas where he passed the CPA exam and met the love of his life, Suzanne in 1964. They married in 1965 and shortly thereafter moved to Denton. There he partnered with Bud Heimer in his accounting firm. After many years servicing Denton, the firm became what is now Hankins, Eastup, Deaton, Tonn, and Seay. He practiced there for more than 40 years before retiring to concentrate solely on golf.

Over the years he served as treasurer of the Chamber of Commerce, President of the Rotary club, and President of the Denton Country Club. He was on the advisory committee of the UNT Accounting Department, Board of Directors of First State Bank, and a Deacon and Elder at St. Andrew Presbyterian church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Fred Hankins, and brother Larry Hankins.

He is survived by his wife, Suzanne, son Daniel Hankins of Denton, Tx; daughter Mindy Odgren of Evergreen, Co; daughter Melisa Hankins of McKinney, Tx; adorable granddaughters Molly and Abby of Evergreen Co; brother Tim Hankins, sister in laws Sally Hankins and Patricia Knudsen, and brother-in-law Tom St. Aubin and his wife Connie of Strawberry Plains, Tn.

Visitation will be Thursday from 5-7pm at DeBerry Funeral Directors in Denton. Services will be Friday at 11am at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation or St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in lieu of flowers.

 https://www.alz.org/  or https://onrealm.org/StAndrewPresbyt15009/-/give/default

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