Robert “Hank” Minks

Robert “Hank” Minks, 65, of Independence, Missouri passed away peacefully with his wife, children, and grandchildren all by side on January 19, 2019 at Centerpoint Medical Center. Mr. Minks was born on January 27, 1953 in Clinton, Missouri.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2019 from 4:00-6:00pm at Mike Onka Hall, 11520 Putnam St. Sugar Creek, Missouri 64054.

Hank graduated from East High School in 1971. He worked from then on and retired in 2015 from Tompkins Industries. His hobbies included coaching and reffing youth sports for over a decade. He enjoyed singing and playing the guitar and was a die hard Nascar, Royals and Chiefs fan.

He was preceded in death by his parents Bill and Martha Minks, sisters; Reeda Thompson, Susan Minks, and Penny Clark, and three granddaughters; Jessica Butler, Alyssa & Ashley Minks.

Survivors include his wife Kathryn Minks, children; Shelly (Brett) Butler, Chrissy (Jerry) Danforth, and Junior (Melissa) Minks, grandchildren; Michael, Lisa, Nycki, Bradley, Brett, Brandon, Kaitlyn, Justin, Larry, Tori, Robert, Joey, Jake, and C.J., 15 great grandchildren, siblings; Dick (Leslie) Minks, Cliff (LeAnn) Minks, and Nancy Atkinson, and many family members and friends.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Lung Association.

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  1. Jeanette Gillespie on January 21, 2019 at 1:25 pm

    I’m so very sorry for your loss. I know how hard this is for all of you. My prayers and love are with you all.

  2. Linda Davison-Coonce on January 21, 2019 at 8:08 pm

    Im So Sorry?. He was A WONDERFUL MAN! Ive known him, his wife, and kids for A LONG TIME. My Prayers Are with the whole family.. Love You All?

  3. Ginny Neale on January 21, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    Condolences from Fred Neale and Ginny Neale, who was married to Steve Neale, (passed on May 9,2016) Lifelong friends with the Goulden family! Fred sends his sincere condolences! Praying for you and family!

  4. Donna Aldaz on January 22, 2019 at 12:32 am

    I’m sorry for your loss. Prayers and hugs sent your way.

    Donna & fsmily

  5. David & Jody Patrick on January 22, 2019 at 7:32 am

    Thinking of you all in these dark times, Jody and I sending our love.

  6. Cathy Morris on January 22, 2019 at 7:39 am

    May God bring peace and comfort in the days ahead. My prayers are with you all.

  7. Vickie Stevens on January 23, 2019 at 1:17 am

    I am so sorry and deeply saddened for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  8. Randy and Myrna Ward on January 27, 2019 at 2:48 pm

    We were very sorry to hear of your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  9. ROB RADER on February 4, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    I worked with Hank way back in the mid-90’s… His knowledge in the hydraulic / pneumatic field was very impressive… We never had the chance to do anything outside of the working world together, but always enjoyed his company..

  10. Troy Savage V.P. Acme Hydraulics Inc. on February 4, 2019 at 9:27 pm

    Hank was one if the best in our industry and I’m damn proud to have had him as a teacher of the trade. He probably forgot more than I’ll ever know about the hydraulic Industry. Taught me that going that extra mile to satisfy your customers would result in a customer for years to come. You will be greatly missed my friend. Now you can push the manual override on the main relief and let it flow.
    Jr, from my family to yours our prays and love are with you guys.
    Thank you Hank ! R.I.P. my friend.

  11. Gordon Davidson on February 7, 2019 at 11:05 pm

    Sorry for your loss Hank and I go way back RIP HANK

  12. Michael Heavener on February 16, 2019 at 4:56 pm

    RIP Coach

  13. Cliff Minks on February 17, 2019 at 1:02 am

    Great Memorial!

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