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.