Charles L. Hankins
November 6, 1949  -  February 10, 2008

Charles L. Hankins

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Memorial Service
Elmwood Funeral Home Chapel
5750 HWY 277 South
Abilene, TX  79606
Saturday, February 16, 2008
1:00 p.m.
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Christian Service Center
901 Mesquite
Abilene, TX  79601

Charles Leonard Hankins, 58, passed away on Sunday, February 10, 2008 in his home.

Memorial Service will be 1:00 p.m., Saturday, February 16, 2008 at Elmwood Funeral Home, 5750 Hwy. 277 South with Aubrey Rodgers officiating.

Charles was born in Abilene, TX on November 6, 1949 to Leonard Edward Hankins and Mary Katherine Stevenson. His uncle and aunt, Kenneth and Jackie Hankins raised him. He graduated from Abilene High, where he set a school record in the mile that has only been broken recently. Charles served in the United States Marines.

He is survived by his sons, Charles Hankins and Brian Hankins; stepsons, Phillip Burns and Michael Burns; uncle and aunt, Kenneth and Jackie Hankins and their children, Eddy Don Hankins, Penney Westfall and Terry Hankins; three granddaughters; four step-granddaughters and two step-grandsons.

Family request memorials to be made to the Christian Service Center, 901 Mesquite, Abilene, TX 79601

Online condolences may be left for the family through the obituary link at


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  1. Tammy, Joshua Justin
    , CA

    Brian and Phillip: Our deepest sympathy. Charlie will be remembered forever in our hearts. Take care of the pool table as he would say


  2. Ricky Lackey
    Abilene, TX

    charlie was a great guy he would do anything to help .i lived next door to him for 20 years.and he was always there if someone needed and my family will miss him. he was a good friend.

  3. Shelly Tucker Tennison
    Abilene, TX

    Penney and Family, I am so sorry to read of your loss. You are in my prayers today.

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