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James William Hankins

Services are private for family with burial at Floral Hills East Cemetery; arrangements are by Langsford Funeral Home in Lee's Summit, Mo. 

James William Hankins, 83, of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, passed away on Friday, March 13 (2020) at home with his family present. 

Services are private for family with burial at Floral Hills East Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Manna Fellowship Building Fund. 

James was born Nov. 11, 1936, in Harrison, and attended Krooked Creek School. Later in life, James joined the United States Air Force and was in service for four years. After his service, he moved to Missouri to find work, working for Western Electric in Lee’s Summit for 28 years. 

While residing in Lee’s Summit, James began to date Bonita Cox, who he later married. Together, they had a son, Michael Hankins. James’ hobbies included hunting, fishing, woodcarving, and greeting at Wal-Mart during retirement. 

James was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Hale Byrom Hankins. 

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Bonita Hankins; son, Michael and wife, Denise Hankins; brothers, Ronnie and Darrell Hankins; granddaughters, Melissa Burgess and Madison Hankins; and soon to be expecting great-granddaughter, Kora Burgess. 

James was a loving husband, father, and “Papa.”