Bobby "Hop-Sing" Eugene Hanshaw

May 14, 1943May 25, 2018
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Bobby Eugene Hanshaw, 75, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, May 25, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. He is a veteran of the United States Navy and Fire Fighter for the Knoxville City Fire Department for 35 years. He was known as Hop-Sing at the fire hall for the many meals that he prepared. He was an avid golfer, an active member of Calvary Baptist Tabernacle, a devoted father, grandfather, brother and friend.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Tillie Hanshaw; his loving wife, Vikki Hanshaw; and brother, James Calvin Hanshaw.

He is survived by his brother, Billy "Wayne" (Donna) Hanshaw; son, Don (Wendy) Hanshaw; his daughters, Tracy (Joe) Jarnigan and Missi (Brad) Whaley; grandchildren, April, Travis, Johnathan, Kelsie, Kameron, Kalyn and Colton; great-granchildren, Gage and Blakley.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at Berry Highland Memorial, 5315 Kingston Pike, from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm with a Chapel Service to follow at 8:00 pm. Graveside services will be held on Thursday, May 31, 2018 in Berry Highland Memorial Cemetery at 11:00 am.


  • Visitation Wednesday, May 30, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, May 30, 2018
  • Graveside Service Thursday, May 31, 2018

Bobby "Hop-Sing" Eugene Hanshaw

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Delores Johnson

June 3, 2018

Bob, as we called him at church, married my second cousin Vikki. He was always so kind, and always smiling. He was a great person who took part in everything. He loved the Lord and it showed. He will surely be missed by church family and his family. May you always remember his example and how much he loved you. No more pain and a joyous reunion. See you again someday.

Sudie Cruze Snyder

May 30, 2018

So sorry...
I grew up with Bob and knew him to be friendly, kind and always with a smile on his face, one of the good guys.
It will be a wonderful reunion in heaven one day. Until then, I hope you can keep your sweet memories close.
Condolences to the family.

Kenneth and Victoria Grodeman

May 28, 2018

May care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. Our most sincere condolences.

Mark Wilbanks

May 27, 2018

Bob, was one of the very first persons that I got to know well at KFD. Bob quickly became a close friend. He helped me paint my first house. He taught me many things about the department and even taught me how to make mayonnaise rolls! I'll never forget Bob and his sense of humor ( laughing at me, David Gray, and Murph in the middle of the night when we would catch a run and he didn't have to go) and his wonderful friendship. I am truly sadden at his passing and will miss him.

Kay Hanshaw

May 27, 2018

Bob will be missed so much.he and his family were so good and kind to me . I am thankful for having been part of this sweet family. Rest in peace. Love Kay,Britney,Gracie,Jaycee.

Karan Mixon

May 27, 2018

To Donnie, Tracy, and MIssi, I am very sorry for the loss of your beloved father. Bob was a good man who loved his family. I remember his kindness and thoughtfulness. I know he will be greatly missed and I am praying for comfort.