McKinney, Texas has lost a favorite son. Donald Wayne Hanna, 78, passed-away peacefully on December 16th, 2020, surrounded by his family and loved ones. “Don” was born on June 5th, 1942 in McKinney, TX to L.E. Hanna and Ruby Stephens-Hanna.
Don loved dancing and was a spotlight dancer at McKinney High School sock hops. He loved to fix cars, travel with his family, (particularly camping trips in Beaver's Bend Oklahoma, his “Happy Place”), Dad-jokes delivered with a wide, unforgettable smile and empty threats of “knuckle sandwiches” given to young ones as they grew. Don loved his family and friends and they loved him right back. He will be dearly missed by all.
He is survived by his wife, Teresa, Sons: James Alan Hanna (Carlos Gomez) and Rob Cortez (Lupita Cortez), Daughters: Kimberly Diane Tibbs (Mark Upchurch), Joy Nicole Long (Jason Long), Natalie Cristina Lukomski (Ed Lukomski) and Holly Heather Wells (Seth Wells), as well as 10 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Charles L. Hanna, brother Bobbie G. Hanna and his eldest daughter, Sherry L. Hanna-Jones.
Due to COVID restrictions, we will be postponing his Celebration of Life until June 5th, 2021, Don's birthday. Services will be held at Community North Baptist Church in McKinney, TX. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Community North Baptist Church, 2500 Community Ave, McKinney, TX, 75071, communitynorthbc.org