Let the memory of Gaylord be with us forever
  • 87 years old
  • Born on July 24, 1926 in Oklahoma, United States.
  • Passed away on October 7, 2013 in Waxahaxhie, Texas, United States.

Dr. Gaylord Hanes, scientist, entrepreneur, civic leader and humanitarian, passed away peacefully Sunday morning [October 7, 2013] at his home in Waxahachie following a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 87.

Gaylord is preceded in death by his grandparents, Samuel and Rhonda Hanes; his parents, Gaylord Lester Hanes and Betty Mae Sleenturgen; sister, Roberta Jo Hanes; his much loved wife of 40 years, Jeane Burnam Hanes and son, John Edward Hanes.

He is survived by his son, Joseph Gaylord Hanes of Hollywood, Calif.; daughter, Deborah Hanes Aspenleiter and husband Rick of Santa Barbara, Calif.; son, John Charles Hanes and wife MaryAnn of Waxahachie; grandson, Santiago Steele of New York City; grandson Will Hanes of Oaklahoma City; and his faithful wife of six years, Jeanette Hanes.

A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13 at Waxahachie Bible Church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requested that those choosing to do so assist Gaylord in blessing his treasured ministry The Champions for Life Prison Ministry by visiting www.billglass.org or making a donation in Gaylord’s honor through the Waxahachie Bible Church.

-- Waxahachie Daily Light [waxahachietx.com]


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