Edward Lee Hankins

Published 10:08 am Thursday, October 7, 2010

Edward Lee Hankins, 73, of Ironton, died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, at the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Ky. Edward was a loving father and grandfather and lived for his friends and family.

Edward was born March 5, 1937, in Forestdale, a son of the late Fred Hankins and Ava Morrison Hankins.

He was retired from the CSX car shop, was a machinist and former owner of Hankins IGA and Hankins’ Ashland Oil. He was of the Baptist faith and was a U.S. Navy veteran and served in the Korean conflict.

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Besides his parents he was also preceded in death by two brothers, Daniel Hankins and William Hankins.

Surviving are his wife, Carol Kirsch Hankins; two sons, Richard Lee Hankins and wife, Danita, and Randy Scott Hankins, all of Ironton; a daughter, Tammi Lynn Jenkins and husband John of Jacksonville, Fla.; two brothers and two sisters-in-law, Earl Hankins of Ironton, Fred Hankins and his wife Betty of Coal Grove and Phoebe Hankins of Coal Grove; sister and best buddy, Betty Jo Meenach of Melrose, Ky.; six grandchildren, Amber Wroblewski, Andrea Clark, Jordan Hankins, Whitney Jenkins, Brandon Jenkins and Chelsea Hankins; and four great-grandchildren, Nathan Wroblewski, Megan Wroblewski, Taylor Clark and Alyssa Clark.

Funeral will be at noon Saturday at Steen Funeral Home-13th Street Chapel in Ashland, Ky. with the Rev. Jim Beals and the Rev. Ryan McKee. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Military services will be conducted by the American Legion Kenova Post 93. Friends may make contributions to Community Hospice, 1538 Central Ave., Ashland, KY 41101.