William V. Hanshaw

February 23, 1937June 14, 2011

SFC U.S. Army (Ret) William V. Hanshaw, 74 of Salem, AL died Tuesday June 14, 2011 at East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika, AL. Funeral services with military honors will be held Friday, June 17, 2011 at 11:30 A.M. EDT in the chapel of Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, 3770 Hwy 431 N. and 280 W., Phenix City, AL 36867. The family will receive friends from 10:30 am until 11:30 am EDT prior to the service at the funeral home. Mr. Hanshaw was born February 23, 1937 in Clay County, West Virginia, son of the late Harmon J. and Salina Harold Hanshaw. He was retired from the U.S. Army, a member of the V.F.W. Post 5228, the D.A.V. in Valley, Alabama and Faith Evangelist Church in Valley,Alabama. Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters, Ollie Rhodes, Rebecca Kyle, infant Gladys Hanshaw, Lenna Sumner, Garnie Hamrick, Chattie Stickel, one infant brother, Cecil and two nephews. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Ruth S. Hanshaw of Salem, AL, sons, William Patrick Hanshaw, David Lee Hanshaw, daughter, Virginia Ruth Hanshaw, sisters, Beulah Woods of Summerville, WV, Iris Shimer of Charleston, WV, brothers, Patrick Hanshaw of Cottageville, WV, Delbert G. Hanshaw of Rossville, GA, H. Jackson Hanshaw of Martinsville, VA, two grandchildren, one great grandchild, 32 nieces and nephews, little dog "Charlie" and a host of friends. To offer condolences, please visit


  • Funeral Service Friday, June 17, 2011
  • Visitation Friday, June 17, 2011
  • Burial Friday, June 17, 2011

William V. Hanshaw

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June 20, 2011

Aunt Ruth,
I will miss the emails from Uncle Bill.
He is in a better place without the pain and suffering.

Clorinda Reed

June 19, 2011

Ruth - Our heart goes out to you. Mom remembers the time you all spent with her fondly. Please stay in touch. Clorinda and Iris Shimer (Charleston, WV)

Margaret and Charles Campbell

June 16, 2011

Ruth and family,
Our love and prayers for your strength at this time. As I worked in my flowers this morning I remembered the good times of my growing up with all my aunts and uncles who were so close to my age. Much fun and happiness at Grandma and Grandpa Hanshaws. William was born the year my parents were married. Margaret and Charles

June 16, 2011

Ruth, thank you for keeping us updated, I also will miss his Saturday calls checking on dad. You are in our hearts and prayers.
Love You, Judy

Jake Hanshaw

June 16, 2011

Ruth We Love You And Praying That God Will See You Through This We Will Miss Bill He Called every weeken.If YOU Need Us Call we will do what we can .Just Pray Alot Jake & Alice

Jack Hanshaw

June 16, 2011

June 15, 2011
Ruth you know how much Sonia and I love you and William, and that we would be there if we could. Health will not allow us to travel there, so just know that when Jesus comes we will see you both then Love Jack and Sonia.

June 15, 2011

Ruth, My heart & prayers are with you. May God comfort you. Love, Janet & Dale Jones (Beulah's daughter)