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James Philip Hanley

January 14, 1950May 15, 2020
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James Philip Hanley, age 70, of Birmingham, Alabama passed away on Friday May 15, 2020. James was born January 14, 1950 to James Woodward Hanley and Joan Merilyn Lebkuecher Hanley. He and his twin, Joe were the oldest of 6 children. He is preceded in death by his parents, his twin brother, Joseph Thomas Hanley, and brother in law, Earle W. Overton, III. He is survived by his siblings, Walter L. Hanley, Jan H. Overton, Mary H. Rait (John), Ruth H. Dunn (Joey); nieces, Crystal Smith (Mike), Meribeth Camp (Tyler), and Bryna Hanley; nephews, John S. Rait, Dr. Joey Willis, David Willis, and Earle W. Overton IV; great-nephews, Ethan Tyler Trimm and Grey Alexander Smith.

Jim served in the Air Force and the Army National Guard during Desert Shield and Desert Storm. He loved to fish and be around the lake. He was a Bass Master. He also loved family gatherings during the holidays and birthdays. He was very active at his church. Jim was also a Knight of Columbus at Our Lady of Lourdes. Jim was a very kind man and everyone that knew him loved him.

A visitation will be held on Monday, May 18, at 1 pm at Elmwood Chapel Funeral Home. A celebration of life will follow at 2 pm. Burial will be private at the Alabama National Cemetery in Montevallo, AL.

Due to Covid-19, state and local guidelines are followed with social distancing. A live stream of the service will begin on Facebook for those who can't attend at 2 pm.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.johnsridoutselmwoodchapel.com for the Hanley family.

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, May 18, 2020

  • Celebration of Life

    Monday, May 18, 2020

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  • Committal Service

    Tuesday, May 19, 2020

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Meribeth Camp

May 18, 2020

Uncle Jim, you were such a sweet and caring soul. We will surely miss you, but I know you're with the family you've missed for so many years. Good night and God bless you Uncle Jim, until we meet again.

Meribeth and Tyler Camp

Jackie Rait Siwek

May 15, 2020

Jim had such a kind, gentle, caring soul. I feel honored to have known him. I’m sure he will be missed by many, especially his family. My sincerest condolences go out to his family. May God bless you with peace and comfort now and in the days ahead. Fly high with the angels, Jim! You’ve earned your wings!
Love,
Jackie Rait Siwek

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