Jay Dee “Pete” Hanks

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Jay Dee “Pete” Hanks, 75, of Lubbock died Sunday, November 12, 2017, surrounded by his spouse of 47 years, Sharon, his children and their spouses, his loving grandchildren and dear friends, Jeff Carey and Jencie Lee. Funeral services will be held at Idalou Church of Christ in Idalou, TX, Friday, November 17th, 2017, at 3 PM. Graveside services will follow at Idalou Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 PM, Thursday, November 16th, 2017 at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers, Lubbock. A tribute of Pete’s life may be found at www.memorialdesigners.net, where you may leave memories and expressions of sympathy for his family.

Pete served in the United States Army from 1960 to 1963. He attended Fort Worth Christian College and Abilene Christian University and dedicated his life to preaching the gospel and baptizing many for 30 years.

He was a member of the Idalou Church of Christ where he and Sharon attended faithfully for 20 years. He served the Lord faithfully, fiercely and boldly up to his death, even by having worship and communion surrounded by his family before the Lord decided to call him home.

Pete loved God, his family, and talking with people, longtime friends or strangers. He loved to fish, hunt, and watch his grandkids’ activities.

He is survived by his loving wife and caretaker, Sharon Hanks; as well as their three children, Sarah Maddox and husband, Marray of Lubbock, Stephen Hanks and wife, Jenelle of Lubbock, and Rachel Martin and husband, Scott of Amarillo; along with 10 grandchildren, Malori Rogers and husband, Tyler, Peyton, Hayden, Maci, Haylee, Reagan, Hudson, Presley, Gentry and Colton.

His legacy will live on forever through his family and people he has touched. He will be greatly missed but left his family with the faith, hope, and promises of God that we will see him again one day. We love you Pete, daddy, and papa. Let us always Love the Lord our God with all our heart, with all our soul, and with all our mind.

A special thanks from his family to the loving staff for the excellent care he received at The Plaza for the last 2 ½ years.


In lieu of flowers please make donations to PSP research to makeagift.ucsf.edu/brain or Idalou Church of Christ.


10 thoughts on “Jay Dee “Pete” Hanks”

  1. I am so sorry for your loss. We will all miss Pete. We have so many memories of him from. When we were young until now. He was always fun. He loved life and people but especially the Lord. We know he is in a better place. Love you Pete. Love to you all, Freida

  2. John & Kay Holland & family

    Sharon & Family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Pete was a true friend and loved the Lord. There was never a doubt where he stood with his Lord as well as his friends. So many good memories through the years of knowing this loving family. Our family will always cherish the friendship we shared. Asking God to send his comfort down on you.
    With much love,
    John & Kay Holland & family

  3. Gary and Pat Estep

    So very sorry for your loss. We love you and are praying for your comfort. We know he will be greatly missed as you are a very close family, and spent such sweet times with him.

  4. Lisa Marie Brenon

    My Prayers Are With The Family. May His Memory Always Bring You Joy, Peace, Laughter, Happiness, And Comfort. I Love You All In Our Lord Jesus!

  5. The Castleman family would like to say that we are saddened by the news. Our heart felt prayers are sent your way. We morn as you do for the loss of such a good friend and pray for his family. We still attend where we first met you and your loved one. We pray that one day we will all meet again in Heaven, We had some good times and hope we will again someday.
    Remembering all of you with LOVE
    Vernon Arlene and family

  6. Cousin Pete, I was only about 9 when Mom and Dad took us to your wedding. Dad always loved to visit you almost every summer. I use to push your kids around on their big wheels. I remember leading the song service at a couple of churches where you preached. And you took us fishing I believe at Lake Brownwood, Do you remember those times. It’s been so long ago, I love you cousin, say hello to Mom and Dad, your at home now with God.

  7. Sharon, I went to high school with Pete and always enjoyed being around him. He was a very good man and i know he will be missed, but he was a christian man so he is with his God. May God bless you and your family. Gibby

  8. Dear Sharon and family, we are very sorry for your loss. We pray for comfort through God’s word and promises. We cherish our memories of times past. Love, David and Linda Johnson

  9. Adam and Shamayne Dunlap

    Sharon and family, our hearts break for the earthly loss of Pete, but rejoice for his Heavenly homecoming. Pete was an amazing Preacher. The verse “Well done thy good and faithful servant” hardly describes the work Pete has done, or the hearts he has touched and helped. our deepest sympathy and love to you all and prayers always!

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