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.