[AARA] Neelis "Butch" Hanks K5GLD - Silent Key

Herman Campbell Kn5grk at lusfiber.net
Tue Sep 8 06:56:09 CDT 2015

Butch Hanks K5GLD of Crowley, Louisiana, became a Silent Key on Sunday 
evening September 6, 2015.

Funeral Services will be held for Neelis C. “Butch”, Hanks, 74 at 
11:00AM on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at Duhon Funeral Home
Chapel-Crowley, LA with Sister Patricia Malcomb officiating. Visitation 
will begin on Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at 11:00AM until 9:00PM and will
resume at 8:00AM until just prior to time of service on Wednesday. 
Interment will follow the service and will be in Old Crowley Cemetery. 
Mr. Hanks
passed away on Sunday, September 6, 2015 at Acadia General Hospital in 
Crowley, LA.

Butch was a “Ham Operator”, K5GLD, in his early years and into 
adulthood; loved fishing and hunting; was employed by KSIG as a Disc 
Jockey as
well as KATC Channel 3 where he was a Video Engineer and was a longtime 
member of the Acadiana Amateur Association, Inc., attended the AARA
Hamfest each year and was a regular check-in on the Gulf Coast Sideband Net.

He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Barbara Larive Hanks of 
Crowley, LA; sons, Shannon Hanks and his wife, Denise of Mire, LA, Dwayne
Hanks and his wife, Lorri of Crowley, LA, Marcus Hanks and his wife, 
Tracy of Crowley, LA; four grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; as 
well as
numerous nieces and nephews.  Mr. Hanks was preceded in death by his 
parents, Calliste Hanks and Olive Duplantis Hanks; brothers, Wiltz Hanks,
Newel Hanks and Nayman Hanks and one sister, Joycelyn Hanks Broussard.

*General Information *
Full Name: Neelis Calliste "Butch" Hanks
Date of Birth:  Monday, December 22nd, 1941
Date of Death:  Sunday, September 6th, 2015
Place of Death:  Crowley, LA

*Public Visitation *
When: Tuesday, September 8th, 2015, 11:00am - 9:00pm
Location:  Duhon Funeral Home Chapel Crowley
Address:  1529 Crowley-Rayne Hwy Crowley, LA

*Public Visitation *
When: Wednesday, September 9th, 2015, 8:00am - 11:00am
Location:  Duhon Funeral Home Chapel Crowley
Address:  1529 Crowley-Rayne Hwy Crowley, LA

*Service Information *
When:  Wednesday, September 9th, 2015, 11:00am
Officiating:  Sister Patricia Malcomb
Location:  Duhon Funeral Home Chapel Crowley
Address:  1529 Crowley-Rayne Hwy Crowley, LA

*Duhon Funeral Home Website:*

You may view the obituary, sign the guest registry and express 
condolences online to Mr. Hanks’ family at:
  www.duhonfuneralhome at yahoo.com.
Duhon Funeral Home, LLC of Crowley, LA (337)783-1395, 1529 Crowley-Rayne 
Hwy., Crowley, LA 70526 is in charge of all of the arrangements.

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