Joseph “Jo Jo” Hatton Hanks Jr., 62, of Orange, died Tuesday, May 26, 2009, in Christus-St. Mary Hospital in Port Arthur.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange. Officiating will be the Rev. David Berkheimer of Community Church in Orange and special speaker will be Richard Hargrave.

Burial will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City.

Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday in the funeral home.

Joseph was born on March 29, 1947, in Bridge City, son of Joseph Hanks Sr. and Ruth (Wagner) Hanks. He was a Army veteran of Vietnam War and a member of Community Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and father and mother-in-law, Rector and Dorothy Edge.

He is survived by his much loved wife of 34 years, Gloria Edge Hanks of Orange; brothers and sisters, Linda Terrell and her husband Billy of Orangefield, Arthur Hanks and his wife Susan of Inman, S.C., and Keith Hanks and his wife Mary, Bobby Hanks and his wife Debi, Ricky J. Hanks and his wife Grace “Sissy”, and Dianne Edge and her husband Ray; all of Orange; and his special nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Keith Hanks, Arthur Hanks, Ricky A. Hanks, Michael “Joe” Lopez, Jimmie Redmon, and Aaron Redmon. Honorary Pallbearers will be Ricky J. Hanks, Ray Edge, Bobby Hanks, Arlis Lansford, Richard Hargrave and Joey Wagner.