Carothers Funeral Home at Gaston Memorial Park

2205 Williamsburg Drive, Gastonia, NC


Kevin 'Todd' Hanna

December 31, 1960March 19, 2020

“No man is a failure who has friends.” Clarence Baily, it’s a wonderful life.

Kevin Todd Hanna born December 31, 1960 in Gastonia to the late Charlie and Jerry Hanna passed away on Thursday ~ March 19, 2020 at Caromont Regional Medical Center.

Todd always said he grew up at Major League Lanes and Sims Legion Park where he announced American Legion Baseball just as his father and grandfather before him. He frequently spoke fondly of his time with the Gaston Lifesaving Crew where he met many lifelong friends and of time spent with his family in Shelby.

Todd enjoyed watching Formula 1 racing, Washington Redskins football, New York Rangers hockey, and Atlanta Braves baseball. He attended Ashbrook High School.

Todd and his dad owned and operated Gastonia Bicycle Center for 27 Years. He was employed by Piedmont Ground Handling of American Airlines from 2001 until his death where he was a supervisor in ABR. He met many dear friends there.

Left to cherish Todd’s memory is his oldest brother: Scott Hanna; Todd’s fiancé: Kim Helms; four nieces: Jennifer Hanna, Jerri Hanna, Holly Sutton (Mitch), Sarah Hanna; one nephew: Chase Helms (Jessica); Kim’s mom: Helen Helms; Kim's brother: Terry Helms (Deborah); Todd is also survived by four great nephews: Jase Hanna, Hoke Sutton, Asher Helms, and Ryder Helms.

In addition to his parents, Todd was preceded in death by his beloved brother, Charlie Hanna Jr., his niece Anna Helms, and by many well-loved pets, especially Haji Hanna and Patch Hanna.

Also missing Todd are cherished pets Calamity Hanna and Cane Helms.

The family is honored to have dear friend, Pastor Jeff Ingle as officiant and soloist.

A Private Funeral Service will be held at Carothers’s Funeral Home and burial at Oakwood Cemetery.

After the current public health crisis has resolved, a memorial celebration honoring Todd will be planned for his many friends and family.

In Todd’s memory, donations are welcome at Tri-county Animal rescue, P.O. Box 483 Alexis NC 28006, Friends of Feral Felines, P.O. Box 473385, Charlotte NC 28247-3385 and charity of donor’s choice.

Expressions of love and fond memories may be made on Todd's guestbook at www.carothersfuneralhomegastonia.com

Todd Hanna and his family are in the care of Carothers Funeral Home at Gaston Memorial Park.


  • Kim Helms, Fiance'e
  • Scott Hanna, Brother
  • Jennifer Hanna, Niece
  • Jerri Hanna, Niece
  • Holly Sutton, Niece
  • Mitch Sutton, Holly's Husband
  • Sarah Hanna, Niece
  • Chase Helms, Nephew
  • Jessica Helms, Chases' Wife
  • Helen Helms, Kim's Mother
  • Terry Helms, Kim's Brother
  • Deborah Helms, Kim's Sister in Law
  • Jase Hanna, Great Nephew
  • Hoke Sutton, Great Nephew
  • Asher Helms, Great Nephew
  • Ryder Helms, Great Nephew
  • Charlie Hanna, Sr, Father (deceased)
  • Jerry Hanna, Mother (deceased)
  • Charlie Hanna, Jr, Brother (deceased)
  • Anna Helms, Niece (deceased)
  • Also missing Todd are cherished pets Calamity Hanna and Cane Helms.

    And his well-loved pets, especially Haji Hanna and Patch Hanna who passed before him.

  • In Todd’s memory, donations are welcome at Tri-county Animal rescue, P.O. Box 483 Alexis NC 28006, Friends of Feral Felines, P.O. Box 473385, Charlotte NC 28247-3385 and charity of donor’s choice.


  • Private Life Well Celebrated Ceremony Monday, March 23, 2020
  • Private Graveside and Committal Service Monday, March 23, 2020


Kevin 'Todd' Hanna

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Ryan Meade

March 25, 2020

What a great man, and he will truly be missed by many. That big smile and endless kindness defined Todd as a good friend to have. We will miss you buddy!

Jim Parker

March 24, 2020

Todd Hanna was a good man, and will be missed by many.

Applewood Veterinary Hospital

March 23, 2020

Kim we are so very sorry to hear of Todd's passing. He was always such a kind and caring person and would always make us laugh! We are truly going to miss him. We just wanted to let you know that we were thinking of you and everyone in Todd's family during this time. Let us know if we can help in any way. From all of us here at Applewood Vet!

Dr D, Mary Ann, Renee, Dana, Courtney and Brittany

Elizabeth Hinkle

March 22, 2020

The rejoicing in heaven must be immense. It’s our only comfort for losing such a wonderful friend here on earth. God bless all of you and I’m so grateful to have known Todd.

Steve Helms

March 22, 2020

Kim, we were so sorry to hear about Todd’s passing and so very sorry for your loss. It’s hard to believe and accept when this happens, but we know Todd is in a better place. Take care.

Steve and Fefe Helms

Gary & Lydia Maples, Kelly Hanna Downie (Greg) Maples and Downie

March 22, 2020

We are so sorry for your loss. Todd was a very loving person. He will be missed by all!

Chip Sipe

March 22, 2020

Kim and Scott, I am so sorry to hear of Todd's passing. I have so many great memories of talking with Todd and Charlie Sr. at the bicycle shop for so many years. Todd had such a great personality and his huge smile was infectious. I don't know that Todd ever met a stranger, and would go out of his way to speak to anyone he recognized. Kim, I will miss seeing y'all at Surf and Turf; those chance meetings always brightened my day. The world is a better place forTodd being in it. Rest In Peace good friend.


March 22, 2020

Todd, Where do I start...???...I'll start by saying he was such a super duper individual who would do anything for you at the drop of a hat.....He was my Cousin Kim's fiance & he always kept my wife Chrisie & I in the loop after we retired to Hawaii.....Last August was very 'special' when he Baked for me because I begged him....I really did....to Bake his Blue Ribbon Winning Cleveland County Pound Cake...And he sent it out to us by Fedex & no charge because he had a Discount....What a guy..!!!........LOVE & ALOHA nui loa to Todd....He's in a special place already....Bill & Chrisie Queen.

LaShawn Adams

March 22, 2020

I am Todd’s former co worker at Toy R Us many years ago. He always the brightest guy always with the smile on his face. I enjoyed worked with him I can’t he’s gone in the blink of eyes I seen him almost every week at my job Bilo lately he always come up to me said what up brother with smiling greeting man I’m going to miss him Family and his fiancé are in my prayer. Rest In Peace Todd

Lisa McAlister

March 22, 2020

I will SO MISS your witty humor and smile the sound of your laughter. I was TRULY blessed to have gotten to work with you. RIP WITH ALL the angels