Jerry Thomas Hanus Jr.
July 16, 1965 – January 31, 2020
On Friday, January 31, 2020, Jerry Thomas Hanus Jr., loving husband and father of two sons, passed away at the age of 54.
Jerry was born on July 16, 1965 in Fayetteville, North Carolina to Jerry and Cecile Hanus. He graduated high school at Klein Forest and received his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. He worked at Enterprise Products as a Senior Tax Analyst. On August 16, 1997, he married Tracie Lucill Hobgood. They have two wonderful sons, Korbin and Carson.
Jerry enjoyed playing golf and working in the yard. He was an avid sports fan, supporting the Rockets, Astros and Texans. He loved his pets, three dogs and three cats. He loved his wife, children and mother more than anything. He was a dedicated employee and co-worker. He loved making people laugh and cherished his friends for life. He was known for his quick wit, his infectious smile, and his kind and compassionate spirit.
He is survived by his wife Tracie, his two children, Korbin and Carson, his mother Cecile Hanus an aunt and uncle and several cousins. A celebration of his life will be on Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 2pm Metcalf Funeral Directors in Conroe, Texas.
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- Celebration of Life Thursday, February 6, 2020
Jerry Thomas Hanus Jr.
February 11, 2020
My father had one goal in life- to be the best father to his sons he could possibly be. My father accomplished this goal in how he raised me and my brother, Carson. I could not have asked for a better father to show me how to be the best man for myself and to other, but also how to be the best husband and father when it becomes my time. I know you are with Mom, Carson, Gran and myself now and until we see you again. We think about you now and always. I love you dad.
February 5, 2020
Jerry truly was the life of the party and brought a smile to those around him. I've had the pleasure of sharing the same floor at work with him as well as the busses going home the last few years. He was easy to talk to and joke around with his great sense of humor, making a long commute short.
A genuine, positive spirit - Jerry you will be sorely missed.
February 4, 2020
Jerry was a very good person one that would help us at a monent notice we live next to him for many year we the Scott's are praying for him and his family every day we will miss him
God bless him
Paul and betty scott
February 4, 2020
Jerry was a great coworker and friend to all. I will remember his funny, oftentimes irreverent sense of humor. Jerry lived his life authentically. On rare occasions someone crosses your path that impacts life in a positive way, Jerry was one of those exceptional people. My sincere condolences to Tracie and family.
February 3, 2020
I have had the privilege of working down the hall from Jerry for the past seven years. He was always the life of the party. At every work get-together, you could be sure he was good for several comments that would get everyone laughing and loosen up the room. He genuinely loved talking to people. He told me once, “people are always telling me things, and I don’t know why, because I can’t keep a secret”. I feel like the answer is because he had a gift for making people feel relaxed, and it made it easy for them to open up. We would leave work at roughly the same time. I would see him standing in his bus line from my bus line, and it NEVER failed, it didn’t matter who was in line, Jerry was talking to someone. He had relationships with the bus drivers, the lunch cashiers, lobby security, EVERYBODY! He just loved people, and they reciprocated. If you knew him for any length of time, you have several Jerry stories. This one happened early in our friendship and is one that we have laughed about ever since:
One lunch, we went to Jimmy Johns for sandwiches. Jerry ordered a Big John with honey Dijon mustard. After ordering, Jerry went over to the end of the bar to wait for his food. He and I were talking about this and that when the guy at the end of the counter yells “Big John!” Not sure if this was someone else’s Big John order, Jerry yells back “Dijon?” Confused by Jerry’s response, the counter guy yells even louder “BIG JOHN!” Confused by the counter guy’s response, and still trying to clarify, Jerry yells even louder “DIJON!?” Thoroughly perplexed at this point, the counter guy yells even louder “BIG JOHN!!!!” Jerry’d had enough. He yells VERY loudly for everyone in the immediate vicinity to hear “IS IT A BIG JOHN WITH DIJON?!?” The counter guy checks the receipt, and with a quiet and even friendly tone says “sure is, here you go.”
Often imitated, never duplicated, you will be sorely missed, my friend.
February 3, 2020
Jerry’s laugh was infectious and his wit was unparalleled. He had an appreciation for life that inspired those around him. Jerry and I worked together at Enterprise in the Tax department. Our team here will never be the same without Jerry to brighten our day and make work just a little more fun. He was a very dedicated employee and always sought to do the right thing. I have so many fond memories to share of Jerry, but one of my favorite was from a holiday door decorating contest we had last year for the Tax Department (the first of its kind). The reward for the win was an extra day of paid time off and Jerry was not going to let that opportunity slip by. Each time I walked by his office in the days leading up to judging, there was one more decoration, apparatus, light feature, etc. hung up on the door or emanating from his office or shining on his door from across the hall. The official judging of the door decorations came up and it was Jerry that was ready with the bribes for the judges. He made hot chocolate for them all and even offered sodas and cookies. Others jokingly complained, but he reminded everyone the rules didn’t say anything about not bribing the judges. He was right! Needless to say, he won the extra vacation day and he paraded around the office the rest of the day wearing his Tax Department Door Decorating Champion ribbon to make his win clear to all that would listen. That silliness and all the laughs we all shared that day can never be replaced or replicated. I am honored to have spent the last 5 years working alongside Jerry and I know our team shares those same feelings. Rest in Peace, Jerry. Prayers for his beautiful family. Tracie, we’re here to help however we can.