Walker Funeral Service
Shawnee resident since 1995, Doyle Wayne Hankins, 82, of Shawnee, passed away Saturday, February 23, 2013 at his home.
Services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at the First Baptist Church in Shawnee with Rev. Ray Miller officiating. Burial will follow in Little Cemetery.
Doyle was born January 19, 1931 in Seminole, Oklahoma to Cager & Edna (Simpson) Hankins. He was a graduate of Varnum High School, and he attended Seminole Jr. College. On August 13, 1950 he married Louise Sealock in Little. Doyle served with the United States Army, played shortstop in semi-pro ball for the Seminole Oilers, and for over 30 years he worked for Jones/Laughlin Supply, which later became LTV Corp.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church, being ordained as a deacon at Immanuel Baptist Church in Duncan in 1961, and then served as a deacon in 6 other churches after that. He had been a member of the Masonic Lodge for over 50 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his step-mother: Helen (James) Hankins, 3 children: Debra L. Hankins, Stanley Edward Hankins and Nancy Lee Hankins, and a brother: Edward Lee Hankins.
He is survived by his wife, Louise Hankins of the home; sister-in-law and brother-in-law: Janet & Lee Tate of Tecumseh; brother-in-law and sister-in-law: Dan & Lana Sealock of Prague; sister-in-law: June Hankins of California; nieces and nephews: Ronda Salas, Edward Lee Hankins, Jr., and Linda Hankins, all of California, Todd & Terri Tate of Shawnee, Date Tate, Lance & Amy Tate, all of Tulsa, Danny & Angie Sealock of Earlsboro, Jana Davis of Prague, and Shane & Davina Sealock of Okla. City; as well as a number of great nieces & nephews.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children: 3800 N. May Ave., Okla. City, OK 73112, or First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 1928, Shawnee, OK 74802.