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Roger Dale Hanks

July 25, 1954August 14, 2020
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Roger Dale Hanks, age 66, of Welsh, Louisiana passed away on Friday, August 14, 2020. Roger was born July 25, 1954 in Lake Charles, LA to Forrester Hanks and Lucille Landry Hanks.

Blackie was a native of Lake Charles but a resident of Welsh for many years. He was an active member of Our Lady Seven Dolors Catholic Church. An avid outdoorsmen, he enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, and also liked arts and crafts. Blackie was a jack of all trades and could fix anything. Anyone that knew him would know that he never met a stranger and that the most important people in his life that he loved dearly were his family, especially his wife and grandchildren.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 46 years, Sheila Ann Hanks of Welsh; one daughter, Michelle (Steven) Bradley; an adopted daughter, Beneva Landry; two sons, Michael (Ashley) Hanks, and Mark (Kelly) Hanks all of Welsh; seven grandchildren, Brooke (Todd) Johnson, Hunter and Emily Bradley (Steven Leger), Calyn Daigle, Carley Hanks, Kaylee Guillory (Keegan Labouve), and Grace Leger (Jordan Pelsia); two great grandchildren, Sawyer and Frances Johnson and one on the way; four sisters, Patricia (Dudley) Lacoste, Carolyn (Steven) Benoit, Linda (Gregg) Holland, and Paula (Tim) Lejeune; one brother, Robert (Mary) Hanks; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Forrester Hanks and Lucille Landry Hanks.

Pallbearers will be Steven and Hunter Bradley, Todd and Sawyer Johnson, Frank Lacoste, Michael Kuchn, and Tommy Lacoste.

Visitation will be held Monday, August 17, 2020 at Hixson Funeral Home of Welsh beginning at 11:00 am until 9:00 pm with a rosary being prayed at 6:00 pm and will reopen on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 8:00 am until the time of services. Due to church restrictions, the family ask that only immediate family attend the funeral mass at the church. Interment will be open to the public at Oaklawn Cemetery at approximately 12:00pm. The Rev. Pradeep Gali will Officiate at the services.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com for the Hanks family.

  • FAMILY

  • Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 46 years, Sheila Ann Hanks of Welsh; one daughter, Michelle (Steven) Bradley; an adopted daughter, Beneva Landry; two sons, Michael (Ashley) Hanks, and Mark (Kelly) Hanks all of Welsh; seven grandchildren, Brooke (Todd) Johnson, Hunter and Emily Bradley (Steven Leger), Calyn Daigle, Carley Hanks, Kaylee Guillory (Keegan Labouve), and Grace Leger (Jordan Pelsia); two great grandchildren, Sawyer and Frances Johnson and one on the way; four sisters, Patricia (Dudley) Lacoste, Carolyn (Steven) Benoit, Linda (Gregg) Holland, and Paula (Tim) Lejeune; one brother, Robert (Mary) Hanks; and numerous nieces and nephews.


    He is preceded in death by his parents, Forrester Hanks and Lucille Landry Hanks.

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Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, August 17, 2020

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, August 18, 2020

  • Rosary

    Monday, August 17, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, August 18, 2020

  • Interment

    Tuesday, August 18, 2020

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Ann Pierce

August 18, 2020

Haven't seen Roger since we were kids. Sad he has passed. RIP, Roger. Condolences to the family.

KAY GILLETT

August 16, 2020

So sorry for your loss Sheila.
Prayers for comfort and peace for you and your entire family.
God be with all of you and give you strength during this time and the days that follow.

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Biography

Roger Dale Hanks, age 66, of Welsh, Louisiana passed away on Friday, August 14, 2020. Roger was born July 25, 1954 in Lake Charles, LA to Forrester Hanks and Lucille Landry Hanks.

Blackie was a native of Lake Charles but a resident of Welsh for many years. He was an active member of Our Lady Seven Dolors Catholic Church. An avid outdoorsmen, he enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, and also liked arts and crafts. Blackie was a jack of all trades and could fix anything. Anyone that knew him would know that he never met a stranger and that the most important people in his life that he loved dearly were his family, especially his wife and grandchildren.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 46 years, Sheila Ann Hanks of Welsh; one daughter, Michelle (Steven) Bradley; an adopted daughter, Beneva Landry; two sons, Michael (Ashley) Hanks, and Mark (Kelly) Hanks all of Welsh; seven grandchildren, Brooke (Todd) Johnson, Hunter and Emily Bradley (Steven Leger), Calyn Daigle, Carley Hanks, Kaylee Guillory (Keegan Labouve), and Grace Leger (Jordan Pelsia); two great grandchildren, Sawyer and Frances Johnson and one on the way; four sisters, Patricia (Dudley) Lacoste, Carolyn (Steven) Benoit, Linda (Gregg) Holland, and Paula (Tim) Lejeune; one brother, Robert (Mary) Hanks; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Forrester Hanks and Lucille Landry Hanks.

Pallbearers will be Steven and Hunter Bradley, Todd and Sawyer Johnson, Frank Lacoste, Michael Kuchn, and Tommy Lacoste.

Visitation will be held Monday, August 17, 2020 at Hixson Funeral Home of Welsh beginning at 11:00 am until 9:00 pm with a rosary being prayed at 6:00 pm and will reopen on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 8:00 am until the time of services. Due to church restrictions, the family ask that only immediate family attend the funeral mass at the church. Interment will be open to the public at Oaklawn Cemetery at approximately 12:00pm. The Rev. Pradeep Gali will Officiate at the services.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com for the Hanks family.

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