David "Dave" Allen Hankins

September 7, 1954March 28, 2021

David “Dave” Allen Hankins of San Antonio, Texas, passed away on Sunday, March 28, 2021 at the age of 66 years after a sudden bout of pneumonia.

He was the son of ZL Hankins and Edra Mae Flanagan Hankins. He is survived by his daughters, Tina Marie Lopez and Audrey Leigh Nikkels, and step-children, James DeLaGarza, Diane Motz, Melissa Rivieccio, and preceded in death by Trisha DeLaGarza, his granddaughters, Maiah Marie Lopez, Hailey Madison Nikkels, Kyleigh Marie Nikkels, and Danna Leigh Lopez, and preceded in death by Tristen Nichole Lopez, his sister, Judy Lynn West (Richard), his niece, Amy Miller (Trevor) and nephew, Steve Hankins (Natalie), and preceded in death by his parents ZL and Edra Hankins, and brother, Steve Hankins and uncle, (best friend) Bill Flannigan.

Dave was a loyal Cowboys and Spurs fan. He loved to garden, cook, and truly enjoyed his music. He was extremely funny…great sense of humor. He was also very proud of his granddaughters. He will be missed.

Visitation will be at Sunset Funeral Home, 1701 Austin Highway, San Antonio, Texas on Friday, April 9, 2021 from 4:00-7:00pm, with a Funeral Service beginning at 7:00pm. Burial will be at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery on Friday, April 30, 2021 at 1:45pm.


30 April

Committal Service with Military Honors

1:45 pm

Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery

1520 Harry Wurzbach Road
San Antonio, Texas 78209


  • Visitation

    Friday, April 9, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, April 9, 2021



David "Dave" Allen Hankins

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Elizabeth Hankins

April 10, 2021

My love,
You have always been the love of my life. My heart will be yours forever. I do wish I had said that to you more often. It is so true that you never know what you had until it is gone. I love you David and knowing you are at peace gives me some comfort. Love always and forever

Mark Mullinix

April 3, 2021

Dave was a brother and great friend. We managed to stay in touch since we first became friends in 1976. My hart is sad to learn of is passing. We spoke just days before he got sick. My wife Nancy and I spent many hours with Dave and Sandy and we have fond memories of those times. We enjoyed time with Tina and Audrey when they were just little girls. I'm so sorry for your loss and the loss of my dear friend. Dave and the times we shared will remain in my mind for the rest of my time on earth. Good by my brother.

audrey nikkels

March 31, 2021

Dad I can not believe you are not here anymore on this earth with us. I know we had are issues wish we had more time with you. I’m so glad I was able to speck to you before you were taken back and I able to here your voice one last time and I was able to let you know that I love you and I would see you soon . You said you loved me too. I will always treasure that moment. You will truly be missed. I pray you are up in heaven playing with Tristen and spend time with your papa and nana and uncle Steve and of course Uncle Bill. Please watch over the girls.
Love you always dad
Love Auj