ForeverMissed
Roosevelt Hankins Jr., (Hank / Junebug / Bagsy) was born on January 31, 1942 in Dayton OH. He was a graduate of Roosevelt HS class of 1960, a veteran of the United States Air Force, and a retired General Motors employee was called home peacefully on December 23, 2021 at the age of 79. 
He used to recall his entry into the Air Force with a chuckle,  as he recounted his experience arriving at the Military Processing Station. Against his enlistment request, he stood in a line where the Drill Instructors were dictating  Military Occupational Specialties (MOS’) of ‘Cook’ or ‘Radio Operator’. He received his Radio Operator MOS, and served in the US Air Force in some troubling areas as the Vietnam War began escalating. By the Grace of God he was one of two people that was allowed to depart the country prior to the heaviest attacks hitting the area; which began approximately 24 hours later.
Roosevelt had a work ethic where he was accustomed to having a job. Following his time in the Air Force, he returned to Dayton, Oh, and worked for a couple different companies, and also took computer certification courses at Sinclair Community College, New York Tech, and ECPI. Additionally, his time in the US Air Force birthed a life-long hobby of both Citizens Band (CB) and Ham Radio operator; call signs Triple-7, Dragon-Master, and KA8TAH/W8RBA respectively. 
Roosevelt was a fairly simple man who loved good food, he loved to laugh, he loved his family, and he loved the Lord. Throughout his life he studied with different denominations to ultimately find forgiveness, peace, restoration and redemption. In his latter years, he routinely advised friends and family to petition God for more Grace and Mercy; which would also be his resounding request today.
He was preceded in death by his late wife Ora "Marie" Hankins, and one brother Nathan Hankins. Roosevelt is survived by his brother Don Hankins (Regina) and his children, Tamara Hankins-Simpson (David) Phillip Hankins, Theresa Echevarria (Andre) and Paul Hankins (Liza). “Hank” was a loving grandfather of 21 grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral service is Wednesday, January 5th, 12pm(noon) at W.E. Lusain, 2060 Germantown St., Dayton, OH 45417. Rev. Gerald Cooper presiding. Viewing is at 11am. Interment is 1pm at Dayton National Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to W.E. Lusain Funeral Home.
Posted by Tam H.-S. on January 31, 2022
Happy birthday Bagsy; wish you could’ve stayed a little longer so we could poke atcha on your birthday. Love you. I’ll post pictures soon.
Posted by Tam H.-S. on January 13, 2022
Love you Bagsy. Miss you bunches.

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Posted by Tam H.-S. on January 31, 2022
Happy birthday Bagsy; wish you could’ve stayed a little longer so we could poke atcha on your birthday. Love you. I’ll post pictures soon.
Posted by Tam H.-S. on January 13, 2022
Love you Bagsy. Miss you bunches.
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