NORMAN — Thomas Franklin Hankins, 79, of Noble left the cares and pain of this world Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, after a brief illness.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 14, at Primrose Chapel. He will be laid to rest at at 12:30 p.m. in McGee Cemetery in Stratford.
He was born Sept. 26, 1933, in Stratford. On Dec. 2, 1954, Frank married his high school sweetheart, Lovell Frances Melton.
Frank and Lovell had two loving daughters, Diana and Melinda.
He was a member of the U.S. Army and U.S. National Guard from 1956-1962. Frank retired from Tyler & Simpson and Norman Public Schools. He loved to garden and to go fishing.
Frank was preceded in death by his wife, Lovell, on May 18, 2004.
He is survived by his children and their spouses, Diana and Steve of Torrington, Wyo., and Melinda and James Thorne of Noble; grandchildren, Angela of Indio, Calif., and Braden of Oklahoma City; great-grandchildren, Cody, Hunter and Joey; and numerous friends and relatives who loved and cared greatly for him.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Primrose Funeral Service, www.primrosefuneralservice.com.