In Memory of

James William Hankins

November 11, 1936 - March 13, 2020


James William Hankins, 83, of Lee’s Summit, MO passed away on Friday, March 13, 2020 at home with his family present. A visitation will be Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at Langsford Funeral Home from 10:30am-12pm, services at 12pm, and burial to follow at Floral Hills East Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Manna Fellowship Building Fund.

James was born November 11, 1936 in Harrison, AR and attended Krooked Creek School. Later in life, James joined the United States Air Force and was in service for 4 years. After his service, he moved to Missouri to find work, working for Western Electric in Lee’s Summit for 28 years.

While residing in Lee’s Summit, James began to date Bonita Cox, who were later married. Together, they had a son, Michael Hankins. James’ hobbies included hunting, fishing, woodcarving, and greeting at Wal-Mart during retirement.

James was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Hale Byrom Hankins. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Bonita Hankins; son, Michael and wife, Denise Hankins; brothers, Ronnie and Darrell Hankins; granddaughters, Melissa Burgess and Madison Hankins; and soon to be expecting great-granddaughter, Kora Burgess.  James was a loving husband, father, and “Papa.”


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Jim I am going to miss your presence in the driveway when I came out of the house. You were always such a happy guy, you always waved to everybody and I even enjoyed when I could hear you singing out there even if no one was around. RIP my friend and you will be missed.

Bonita, we are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family.

Chuck & Nancy Robinson
(Joey’s parents)

I remember Jim as a good friend, a really pleasant and funny guy. He was also an outstanding artist as a wood carver. I had asked him to bring a carving to a class one time. ( He had taken my windows class at Longview.) The carving was unbelievably real. He was a great guy.
Jim Harper, St Pete Beach, Fl.


Wednesday, March 18, 2020
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Langsford Funeral Home
115 SW 3rd St
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063


Wednesday, March 18, 2020
12:00 PM
Langsford Funeral Home
115 SW 3rd St
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063