Ruperd Dean Hanna Rudy
Ruperd Dean Hanna Rudy
  • December 25, 1929 - April 22, 2017
  • Texas

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Rudy, or Rudean, as he was affectionately known by his close family and Mississippi friends was born on Christmas Day in Winston County, Mississippi to Olyn and Minnie May Hanna. He is preceded in death by his parents and his 2 brothers, John Claford Hanna and Donaver Purvis Hanna. After graduating from Southern Miss in 1952 he joined the US Army where he advanced to the rank of 1st Lieutenant training officers for the Korean War. Rudy married Barbara Carol Barton in the Idaho Falls Temple on June 26, 1961. They have 3 children; John Hanna, Susan Hanna Neilson and Sandra Hanna McKenzie. He built a career in sales and was an entrepreneur. He and Carol were the owners of Hanna's Furniture in Lubbock.
Rudy loved hunting, fishing, reading, driving on road trips and meeting and conversing with people. One of his treasured memories was a fishing trip to Alaska with his son John. He was a very generous and helpful man who would happily do what he could to help someone. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints serving as a Bishop in the early 1960's in Shreveport La. He is survived by his wife, Carol; son John (Noreen) Hanna, daughter, Susan (Renn) Neilson, daughter, Sandy (Stan) McKenzie and grandchildren; Kristen (Alex) Ence, Lindsey (Tanis) Reed, Robert (Kailey) Hanna, Elliot and Ashleigh Hanna, Gustaf, Preston, Ryan, Nicholas, Parker, Haden, Chase, Lauren, Peyton Neilson and Joshua, Shaun and Maegan McKenzie and great grandchildren Jocelyn and Thane Ence, Olivia Reed and Thomas, Aurora and Emilie McKenzie. Graveside services will be held Friday, April 28, 2017, at 12pm at the City of Levelland Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of George Price Funeral Home, Levelland, TX.