George H. Hanna

George H. Hanna

November 01, 1941 - August 11, 2013

George H. Hanna

November 01, 1941 - August 11, 2013


George Howett Hanna, 71, of Glen Ivy, California, passed away on Sunday, August 11, 2013. Born November 1, 1941 to Gilmer and Alva Hanna in Dayton, Arkansas, he was one of six children and a graduate of Arkadelphia High School.

George also served as a Marine and retired with Southern California Edison in 1996. He was an avid football coach, sports enthusiast, animal lover, gardener, and outdoorsman. George was just a “good ole southern boy”.

George is survived by his wife, Ellie Hanna; children Denise Reynolds, Sam Hanna and Robert Hanna; stepdaughter, Kim Burnette-Artnak; grandchildren Kendra Hanna, Samantha Hanna, Andrea Reynolds, Nicholas Reynolds, Matthew Burnette and Nathan Artnak; great-grandchildren Connor Kues; and beloved family and friends.

A celebration of life to follow, please contact the family for details. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in George’s name to Woods Humane Society of San Luis Obispo, CA.

A Celebration of Life to be held at the Bonneville House • 318 North 7th Street • Fort Smith, Arkansas on September 1, 2013, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.

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3 responses to George H. Hanna

  1. George was a man full of life..

    He loved his family with his whole heart. He loved the Lord with his entire being. He was approachable, friendly and a genuine joy to talk to. I am so blessed to have spent the last 23 years with him as my Stepdad. We are a lot alike in so many ways.. We both have sensitive hearts, we both could easily get our feelings hurt.. but we also both loved to spend time with kids. George was a Teddy Bear on and off the field. He spent so many years coaching the youth.. mainly in football, but in other sports as well. He was incredibly proud of his family and would tell and retell stories of his grandchildren and their accomplishments.

    He taught me how to have a personal relationship with the Lord. He modeled what it was like to talk to God openly and to not be ashamed of your past mistakes.
    George wasnt concerned with material items or looking fancy.. he was concerned with your heart.. were you happy?

    He loved my boys sooo much. He constantly thought of them and bought them trinkets and toys. I could never make it home from their house, without something coming home with us. He made virtually every baseball game that Matthew had and he even coached Matthew last year in his first year of football.

    George was selfless and I admire so much of who he is.
    I will miss him with every ounce of me.. and George, I will see you in Heaven soon..

    and George, Matthew and Nathan too.
    (Murphy says he misses you too!)

  2. selena says:

    George, our time with you was cut short but nevertheless every time we were around you we loved every minute of it. It was always great to see, you were a great joy to be around and we really enjoyed being in your company. Till we see you again we are so glad to have met you.
    Cary, Selena & Laila Procter

  3. Brenda Myers says:

    The first time I met “Grandpa George” I was teaching his Grandson- Matthew’s preschool class. He walked in and announced that he was here to help! I immediately knew I liked him! Over the years he always acknowledged me whenever he saw me at the school and in the past couple years as I have become closer to his daughter Kim, it allowed me to spend more time getting to know him.
    The Best part about “Grandpa George”, was the way he made everyone feel. So comfortable like he’d known you for years. I loved his stories about football and all the sports he enjoyed and how he grew up,and his love for his children & Grandchildren. I loved how much he loved his Grandchildren and his wife. But mostly I was blessed by his love for Jesus, which he shared with such faith and confidence. I ‘am so grateful that God allowed me to know “Grandpa George” here on this earth and I am personally comforted that I will see him soon and he will have a lot to fill me in on. “Grandpa George” You will be truly missed… But not for long:)

    With sincere love and adoration,

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