Robert E. Hanks Jr.

Robert E. Hanks Jr, 57, of Independence, Missouri passed away September 22, 2013 at home. Memorial services will be held at 3:00 pm Saturday, September 28, 2013 at Heartland Cremation & Burial Society in Raytown, Missouri. Mr. Hanks Jr. was born January 5, 1956 in Odessa, Missouri.

Robert was a member of the Marine Corps. After the service he started trucking with his father. He enjoyed family, friends and most of all his grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert E. Hanks Sr., his brother Jeffery Hanks and his sister Brenda Hanks.

Survivors include his wife Terry Hanks, his son Russell Hanks ( Vikki), daughters Kathy Hanks (Steven Patton), Angela Foster (Mike Peck), Crystal Shore, Jodi Foster, his grandchildren, Chinna, Courtney, Shyanne, Russell Jr., Whitney, Katrina, Jason Jr., D’Andre, Anthony, Jordan, Aubrey, Anthony, Alexis, Jayvon and JuJu, his mother Kathleen Hopkins, his sister Sherie Johnson, his brother Donald Hanks and many nieces, nephews and the rest of his loving family.

Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to the family.

(arr. Heartland Cremation & Burial Society, 816-313-1677)


  1. misty wilmes on September 23, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    What I will miss the most is everytime I saw you the first thing you said was some smartass comment. I looked forward to whatever jackass thing you had to say. I’m glad I inherited your sarcasm and I will continue to make the most of it! Love you Uncle Bob.

  2. Lena Ray on September 23, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    My memories of Bob will always be special, He was always giving me the Blues at Pizza Hut about something. He never did call me lena it was always Lenaray this and Lenaray that. He also made me feel like part of his family always inviting me to join in something. My favorite pic of us was when he played Santa Claus at one of our Pizza Hut Christmas parties at Sugar Creek. You will be missed Bobby but you will always have a place in my heart Love you my friend!

  3. Susan (Cooper) Spicer on September 23, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    Thank you for helping me learn how to drive all those years ago. Wish we would have had more chances to talk about the good ol’ days. I will miss you. I have no doubt I will always smile when I think of you!

  4. Greg Peck on September 24, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    I only met Bob once, but it was easy to tell that he loved & was loved by many.

  5. Cindy Gum on September 25, 2013 at 5:14 am

    The last few times I was with Bobby he always talked about how much he loved his grandkids and Terry. Said he thought he could finally make ham and beans as good as his dad (my Uncle Bob) and was going to prove it to me. So sorry we didn’t get to do that. I love him very much and look forward to seeing him in Heaven. My love and prayers to all who love and miss him.

  6. carisa riga on September 29, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    the last time we talked i remember you had said that you felt the time was soon, i told you dont talk like that, and you of course had something funny to say. also i do remember you talking about how are proud of cathy and steve i think it was. you had said that she turned out to be one heck of a woman. and you also talked about just getting home from terrys and visiting with the kids. definately seen how much love he has for you all. pray for you all to have peace and know that he loves you

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