Born May 18, 1929, in Terre Haute, he was the son of William Hankins and Nelda (Brashier) Hankins.
He was a United States Army veteran, who served during the Korean War. He owned and operated the Indois Barber Shop for 50 years.
He was a member of the VFW Post 972. He enjoyed going to the horse races with his wife. He loved fishing, playing cards with his friends and family cookouts.
Survivors include his daughter, Donna Farmer and husband Dan, Praireton; grandchildren Jackie Clark, Denver, Heather Clark and Scott Farris, Brazil, and Jason Farmer, South Carolina; great-grandchildren, Kyley Clark, Dilan Farris and Justine Farris, a very special extended family, including all the residents and staff at Westridge Healthcare Center, June Kracy, and Lacy and Lindsey Stranahan, several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Pauline, who passed away on June 13, 2003, an infant daughter, Nila Hankins, and siblings, Pat Burk, Jerry Hankins, Madonna Arnold and Mary Alice Hankins.
Visitation was 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Thomas Funeral Home, Terre Haute.
Services were Thursday at the funeral home. Burial followed at Roselawn Memorial Park with VFW Post 972 performing military graveside rites.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Hankins' name may be made to the donor's choice.