Gilford Lyndon Hanna, better known as G.L. , “Bugger” and most importantly, Babe, Dad, Grandpa and Grandpa Boogie, went to be with Lord, family and friends, early Wednesday morning, April 3, 2019 at home in High Grove.
He was born October 20, 1938 to G.A. “Jones” and Maxine Hanna who pre-deceased him. He attended schools in High Grove, Bastrop and Nixon Clay College.
His first job was at Pop Schuelke’s Pool Hall in Bastrop. He later worked for Long’s IGA, Higgin’s Texaco, Texas Highway Dept.
G.L. met the love of his life, Margaret Ann Schultz in 1954 on a blind date. A year later when he had just turned 17 and Margaret 15, they married on Nov. 5th, 1955. They would have celebrated 64 years of marriage this year. He was blessed with three sons, Mike, Glenn, Kirk; two daughters in law; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren whom he adored.
After their marriage, they moved to Corpus Christi, then to Austin, where he worked for LCRA. He later owned Hanna Refrigeration & AC in Austin. After that he and his family moved to High Grove, in Bastrop county where he later ran for County Commissioner, Pct.3. He was elected in 1993, a position he held for 8 years before retiring in 2001. While serving as county commissioner, he was very proud to have restored the old wooden bridges in his pct., with the assistance of John Jones and Earl Wolf. He made many wonderful friends through this time. He loved the crew at the County Barn that worked with him.
There are no adequate words to convey the appreciation of the love and support that has been given these last 4 years to G.L. The visits, phones calls and support he has received from friends and family meant so much to him. The family would also like to give special thanks to Dr. Faisal Syed and Dr. Kalpesh Patel and their staff. With God’s will and these wonderful doctors that did not give up on him, he was able to live 4 more years. He came to love these doctors and their staff.
G.L. is survived by “his Bride”, Margaret, sons, Michael, Glenn (Kerrie) and Kirk (Peggy); grandsons, Aaron, Jeffrey, Austin, Lance and Zachary Hanna; granddaughters, Rebecca Hanna and Emily Nicholson; grandson-in-law Davis Nicholson; granddaughters-in-law, Bree Hanna and Michelle Villegas; great-grandsons, Daeton Lyndon Hanna, Silas Hanna, Camden Nicholson, Joseph Villegas; great-granddaughters, Laynie Hanna, Charlotte Mae Hanna, Rhyleigh Grace Hanna, Abigail Hanna, Lili Villegas; his sisters Helen (Dyer) Gonzales, Brothers, James Hanna, Lynn Hanna; Brother-in-law Howard Schultz (Audrey); Sisters-in -Law, Dolores Hanna, Bee Hanna, many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to the String Prairie Community Center in honor of GL Hanna.
The visitation will be from 4:00pm to 7:00pm on Sunday, April 7, 2019 at Marrs Jones Newby Funeral Home in Bastrop, Texas.
The Funeral Service will begin at 10:30am on Monday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Rockne, Texas.
Burial will follow the services at Oak Hill Cemetery in Smithville, Texas.
Our deepest sympathy during this sad time, Margaret.
God's Peace to you and your family.
Tim and Gayle FosterCedar Creek, TX
It was my pleasure to have known "Booger" and Margaret for many years. He was a great support to the volunteers in Bastrop and also for my ambulance service. He came out to our sub-division and told us how to work together to stop the theives that were roaming our area. It was at that meeting that he heard me call my grandson "Boogy" and he jokingly told me not to stick that name on that boy, It was a great time
Vicki Lyn JamesDel Valle, TX
Thoughts and Prayers to the Hanna Family, God has gained another Guardian!!
Frank and Teresa DonnellMarble Falls, TX
Dearest Margaret and family, How sorry I was to learn of the passing of Bugger. I will always remember him with such fondness, and he will be missed so very much by everyone who knew and loved him. Going to the High Grove & Old Red Rock picnics will not be the same without his smiling face. My deepest sympathy to you all. May God bless you at this difficult time ~ Love Cousin Donna ~
Donna Meinscher EstesAustin, TX
Dear Margaret and Family,
Margaret and I are sad with you in your loss. Please accept this as the expression of our deepest sympathy. We are sorry that we will not be able to meet with you during the visitation time or to attend the service. Tom Walker
Dr. and Mrs. Tom T. WalkerBastrop, TX
Mr .h was the nicest man I ever worked for. He will always have a special place in my heart. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. We love you.
Scotty and Mike shebelBainbridge, GA
Sorry for your loss of your husband, father, uncle, grand father, father in law, brother in law, neighbor and friend. We have you in our thoughts and prayers at this time in your life.
Amy and Neal LochteLa Grange, TX
You have our deepest sympathy. May he Rest In Peace.
Edward & Lucy FazBastrop, TX
We are so very sorry. Remembering Helen's little brother fondly. Our sincere sympathy to the Hanna family.
Billie DeBaunHouston, TX