Lee Allen Hanks,  64 , of Orange, passed away May 16. An informal family memorial will be at 4:00 PM, Saturday, May 21, at the Bridge City Community Center, 670 W. Roundbunch, Bridge City. This gathering will be informal and led by the family. Please contact them if you would like to be included in the services.

Born in Orange, Nov 9, 1951, he was the son of John Tom Hanks and Betty Sue Parker. He retired in 2010. He was a heavy machine operator who enjoyed tinkering with cars, fishing and other things he could get his hands into.  He was a member of the SETX War memorial and Heritage Foundation and helped to bring the USS Orleck back to Texas. When he worked on something, he was passionate about it. Through the years, he mostly enjoyed the company of his family and a small group of friends he called family.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Louise McKenzie Hanks of Orange; children and spouses, Heather and Joey Smith, Allen and Heather Friend, Jonathan and Taylor Friend, Malissa Waterbury, Amy and Shane Cardin, Shelli Workman and Jerry and Abby Tuttle; grandchildren, John “Trey” Duke III, Jesse Duke, Ava Friend, Ella Friend, Colby Broux, Kyle Waterbury, Justin Waterbury, Jayson Waterbury, Tyler Loven, Ashley Holst, Kat Pyle, Eli Cardin, Michael Workman, Jessica Workman, Caleb Workman, Jaci Workman, Robert Goodman, Abby Wingfield, Shea Tuttle, Destiny Tuttle and Lexy Tuttle; eight great-grandchildren; sisters, Debbie Bergeron, Loretta Martin, Linda Loredo and Naomi McGlothin, as well as numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.