OBITUARY

Nate Hanna

January 17, 1919September 11, 2018

Col. NATHANIEL P. HANNA January 17, 1919 -- September 11, 2018

Nathaniel P. Hanna received his eternal reward on September 11, 2018, having lived 99 ¾ years, almost reaching his goal of becoming a Centenarian! He will be greeted by his mother and father (Mattie & Elmor Hanna), his sisters and brothers (Irene, Naomi, Elmor, Paul, & Daniel) and Barbara, his loving wife of more than 75 years. Nate leaves behind his two daughters, Barbara Joy Calvert and Kay Hanna; his three granddaughters, Adrienne Barr, Heather Stanson, and Kella Hanna-Wayne; and his two great grandchildren Olivia Barr and Nathaniel Barr. Throughout a long military career, he served in WWII and the Korean War, earning many commendations, including a Bronze Star and a Legion of Merit. Nate was Deputy Chief of Staff, Comptroller, Fourth United States Army, Fort Sam Houston, TX, 1969. Nate served on the Army Residence Community’s (ARC) first Board of Directors in 1987. They lived at the ARC for thirty years. Nate was a phenomenal human being, whose positive attitude provided constant inspiration to those of us fortunate enough to have had him in our lives. He will truly be missed but will live in our hearts. A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, October 19, 2018 at 12:00 pm at Alamo Heights United Methodist Church, 825 E. Basse Rd, San Antonio, TX 78239. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to a charity of your choice in memory of Nathaniel P. Hanna.

  • FAMILY

  • He will be greeted by his mother and father (Mattie & Elmor Hanna), his sisters and brothers (Irene, Naomi, Elmor, Paul, & Daniel) and Barbara, his loving wife of more than 75 years.
    Nate leaves behind his two daughters, Barbara Joy Calvert and Kay Hanna; his three granddaughters, Adrienne Barr, Heather Stanson, and Kella Hanna-Wayne; and his two great grandchildren Olivia Barr and Nathaniel Barr.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, October 19, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, October 19, 2018
REMEMBERING

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Jeremy Calvert

October 5, 2018

I was delighted to have had the pleasure of meeting him, and I'm proud and grateful to call his family mine.

Mike Calvert

October 1, 2018

Nate Hanna was my father-in-law. After losing my own father some years ago, I looked to Nate for his fatherly advice. He was a loving man who spoke kindly of everyone. His caring and generosity were exemplary. His marriage to Barbara was a long and loving one. It was one of those marriages where it was easy to predict that when she died about a year ago that he would soon follow.

Nate and Barbara spent a good deal of time in Maryland with their daughter (Joy), two of their grandchildren and their two great grandchildren. A little less than five years ago, we gathered for some pictures. Left to right its Nathaniel Barr, Barbara Hanna, Olivia Barr, and Nathaniel Hanna. Barbara and Nate were extremely proud of these two special children.

We’ll all miss Nate; but not nearly as much as I am sure he missed Barbara. His health was failing rapidly but his spirit remained bright. He smiled shortly before and was with loving friends as he passed.

Jill Nuttbrock

September 17, 2018

Uncle Nate was my father's younger brother. I always enjoyed it when Uncle Nate and Aunt Barbara came to visit us in Illinois. It seemed like they were always happy to see us and were fun to be around. Nate and Barbara were kind to my son when he was stationed in San Antonio and took him in on the weekends. That meant so much to this mother's heart!
Rest in Peace, Uncle Nate. I think you and my father will have a sweet, brotherly reunion!

Penny Hanna-Cacoulidis

September 15, 2018

Uncle Nate was a kind gentle man just like his older brother Paul infact they looked so much alike. I visited in June we had a wonderful time remembering my parents and grandparents, talking about how proud my dad would of been over my a accomplishments career wise and I retired equal to a Maj in the Army and going on to be the National President of my organization. I promised to come back but was forbidden to
GOD BLESS RIP with the love of your life aunt Barbara

FROM THE FAMILY