He was born on Sept. 13, 1932, in Putnam County to Daniel Valentine and Iva Edna Taylor Hanlon.
Mr. Hanlon served his country in the US Army. Jack was employed with Lone Star Industries and Allison Transmissions and attended Indiana University. He served his community as an Indiana State Police Trooper from 1960-1987, when he retired as a Detective Sergeant. He then served as Chief of the Greencastle Police Department from 1988-1997. His memberships included Masonic Lodge No. 47, Cloverdale Order of Eastern Star, Murat Shrine, Scottish Rite, Pioneer of the Indiana State Police, 1979 Sagamore of the Wabash and a Life member of the VFW.
His parents and brother Roy Benjamin Hanlon preceded him in death.
Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Ruth, two daughters, Debra Rowland and husband, Jerry, Batesville, and Denise Frazier, Greencastle, sister Helen Lehe, Greencastle, six grandchildren, Jason Frazier and wife Jayne, Heather Harris, Kelsey Vermillion, Jennifer Sloan and husband Josh, Courtney Rowland and Laura Washnock and husband Jeremy, eight great-grandsons and three great-granddaughters.
Funeral Services will be held on Friday, May 29, 2009, at 11 a.m., in the chapel of the Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home, 4 Percy L. Julian Drive (formerly Chandler -- Hays Funeral Home), with Rev. Paul Bowen officiating. Interment with Honors will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday evening from 4-8 p.m., at the funeral home.
Memorials in Jack's name may be made to the Putnam County Humane Society or Make a Wish Foundation. He will be greatly missed and remembered for his love of fishing, animals and camping. Condolences may be made on line to the family c/o www.Hopkins-Rector.com.