Jack Noble Hankins (April 15, 1944 – Oct. 24, 2012) was born in Roswell, and graduated from Roswell High School in 1962. He received his BBA and MBA (1971) from Eastern New Mexico University and was a retired CPA. Jack served in the United States Marine Corps with distinction, where he was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation, Vietnam Service Medal with two stars, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, two Meritorious Masts, and two Good Conduct Medals. He received an honorable discharge in 1967. Jack and Nancy Lewis Hankins celebrated 42 years of marriage on Sept. 4, 2012. He is remembered by his son Jon and Jessica Ramos, and son Eric and children, brother James, sister Dorothy Schultz and his nieces and nephews. Poppy was adored by his grandchildren, Georgia, Callum and Ronan Hankins. He was loved by his wife and family. Smilin’ Jack will be missed by his friends and classmates.
A military service will be conducted at the Coastal Bend Veterans Cemetery at 10 a.m., on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012. A celebration of his life will follow at Grace Presbyterian Church in Corpus Christi. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or Toys for Tots. His family and many friends will miss Jack Hankins; he was a proud Marine, a proud grandfather, and good guy.