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David L. Hanes


    David Lynn Hanes of Pleasant Hill Missouri went to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 18th at Cass Regional Medical Center surrounded by his loving family.  Born June 30th, 1947 in Holden Missouri to Whitman Harley and Ruth Marie (Beard) Hanes.  David grew up in Holden graduating from Holden High School in 1965.  After high school he enlisted in the United States Navy where he manned a swift boat and achieved a rank of Gunners Mate Third Class.  He served a 20-month tour in Vietnam, a service he was very proud of.

     In 1968 he married the love of his life, who he met when he was 10 years old, Virginia Kay Hooper.  They made their home in Pleasant Hill for over 55 years and he still resided in their home on 7 highway.  To this marriage was born three children.  J.W. and wife Melissa, Perry and wife Chelesy, Kaye Lynn Markham and husband Bill.  David worked 39 years at Kansas City Power and Light spending many of these years as a shift foreman retiring in 2011.  David’s favorite past time, especially after retirement, was watching his grandchildren compete in their respective sports and events.  He spent countless hours at a football field, wrestling mat, track, volleyball court, golf or watching dance and show choir.  Even when homebound he tried to watch his grandchildren’s events on streaming services, always asking if the event was going to be on the computer.  David was a believer, a devout Christian and member of Big Creek Baptist Church.  This faith led him to reading scripture and singing gospel songs with his grandchildren.  It also inspired them to record How Great Thou Art to be played at his funeral.

     David was preceded in death by his parents Whitman and Marie Hanes and one brother Whitman Harley “Bunky” Hanes Jr.  David is survived by his wife of almost 56 years, Virginia, one sister, Donna Quillin of Forsythe, Missouri, his three children and their spouses all of Pleasant Hill.  He also is survived by nine grandchildren, Josh Hanes and wife Christina, Justin Hanes and wife Tyler, Ana Hanes and fiancé Drew, Ela Hanes, Jacob Hanes, Bella Hanes, William Markham and wife Brianna, Samuel Markham, Bethany Markham and five great grandchildren, Aria Hanes, Coraline and Bowen Hanes, Hazel and Hudson Markham as well as many other family and friends.

     The family of David Lynn Hanes will receive friends from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, 2024 at the Wallace Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, May 23, 2024 at the funeral home with Rev. Jim Vest officiating. Casket Bearers will be Joshua Hanes, Justin Hanes, William Markham, Samuel Markham, Jacob Hanes and Drew Bunton. Interment will immediately follow at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery with Full Military Honors provided by the United States Navy and V.F.W. Post #3118 Honor Guard of Pleasant Hill, Missouri.

    David was always willing to help others.  He was able to continue this after death as a cornea donor and will help two people have sight again.  This was extra special to his family as he lost vision in one eye for the last seven years of his life.  In his spirit of giving the family requests donations to V.F.W. Post 3118 in lieu of flowers.


6 Messages

  • Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum Posted May 21, 2024 4:25 am

    May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
    May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

    May your memories of David Lynn Hanes, give you peace, comfort and strength…

    Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
    I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
    My thoughts
    and prayers to the family of ….

    US Navy Veteran, David Lynn Hanes, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

    † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

  • Scott Peterson Posted May 21, 2024 8:18 am

    We served together on swiftboats in Vietnam. Thank you for your service. We will never forget. Prayers to family and friends. RIP Gunner

  • Ken “Buck ” Buchholz Posted May 22, 2024 3:25 pm

    Dave and I served together at Coastal Division 15, Qui Nhon, South Vietna. In 1967. We srtuck up a life time friendship. RIP my friend.

  • Marcella Ellifrits Posted May 23, 2024 12:11 am

    Our Family is so sorry for the Ioss of your love one David. May your many Great Memories give you comfort. Prayrrs for Comfort now and in the days ahead. Hugs and Love Marcella Ellifrits, Anna Barker and Our Family

  • mike and marilyn terry Posted June 17, 2024 6:23 pm

    very sorry didn,t realize he passed away. you are all in our prayers mike and marilyn

  • mike and marilyn terry Posted June 17, 2024 6:24 pm

    very sorry. you all our in our prayers

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