Bobby Joe Hanson, 85, of Quitman returned to his Heavenly home on November 14, 2021. He was surrounded by his family enjoying a huge Dallas Cowboys win after a Thanksgiving dinner.
Bobby was born on June 22, 1936, in Mineola, Texas to parents James Otis and Ruby Kate (Dunn) Hanson. He was a proud member of the US Navy from 1954-1958 and served on the USS Shangri-La CVA-38, Division V3 – Hanger Bay 1.
Bobby loved hunting, fishing, and the Dallas Cowboys! He always set a good example and was the most honest, loving man we know. On September 1, 1961, Bobby married the love of his life Glinda Mae Taylor in Mineola, Texas. Bobby worked hard every day of his life as a truck driver and happily retired after many long years with Yellow Freight Trucking. He loved his job, but he loved retirement more.
He is greeted in Heaven by his parents James and Ruby Hanson; 4 sisters Louise Vaughn, Jean Collins, Mary Katherine, and Joy Hanson; and 3 brothers Travis Hanson, Raymond Hanson, and Billy Hanson.
Left to honor his memory is his loving wife, Glinda Hanson; children, Lana Briggs (husband Randy) of Quinlan, Carla Hard (husband Norman) of Royse City, and Shelly Kling of Rowlett; brother, Edward Hanson; 4 grandchildren, Randall Briggs (wife Banetha), Shawn Briggs (wife Christina), Aaron Sanchez, and Christopher Kling; 3 great grandchildren, Ashlynn Briggs, Kira Briggs, and Shavell Briggs; and many other family members and friends who will miss him dearly.
Visitation for Bobby Joe Hanson will be on Saturday, November 20, 2021, 10:00AM at Lowe-Gardner Funeral Chapel in Quitman, TX with the service to follow at 11:00AM. Lt. Cdr. Tim Nall will officiate. Burial will follow at Myrtle Spring Cemetery, also located in Quitman, Texas.
Serving as pallbearers are Randall Briggs, Shawn Briggs, Aaron Sanchez, Christopher Kling, Ronald “Dale” Kirk, Donald “DJ” Coffman Jr, and Anthony Perry.
Floral tributes are welcome, but for those desiring, donations in memory of Bobby may be made to Heroes Ranch in Quitman. Heroes Ranch is a recreational retreat providing "Outdoor Accessible" Family Adventures and Fellowship for injured, ailing, wounded, or disabled Heroes. They proudly welcome heroes and their families from the Military, Law Enforcement, Firefighters, First Responders, Gold Star Families, and Special Needs Families.