Mr. Sammy Barton Hankal, Jr., age 67, of Gray, passed away at the Johnson City Medical Center on Monday, August 21, 2023, surrounded by his family.
He was the son of the late Sam and Lillian Crabtree Hankal.
Sammy proudly served his country in the US Navy as an aviation storekeeper. He was a good conduct medal recipient in 1978.
He loved to fish, and enjoyed taking his nieces and nephews fishing anytime he could.
Survivors include his sisters; Susie “Sue” Lyle, Nancy King, Zeta Blankenship (Mike), Anne Campbell (Peter), Tina Street (Johnny); brother, John Tommy Hankal (Mary); special friend, Linda Murray; several nieces and nephews.
A Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 31, 2023, at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM. A Graveside Service will follow at 2:00 PM, at Mountain Home National Cemetery.
Not sure if the Hankal Family will remember me, but we used to be neighbors on Baxter Street. In fact, we all grew up together. I am so sorry to hear of Sammy's passing. He was always so nice and polite. My thoughts and prayers are with each and everyone of you. GOD Bless, Shelia (Petitt) McKinney
Sammy was a good friend to my Linda and he was always nice to me since the day we met. We bonded over our birthdays, his is the day after mine. I’m so sorry for your loss. He will definitely be missed!
Farewell cousin Sammy. I will always remember your smile and all the good times us cousins had as we gathered for holidays at the Crabtree farm. Although I feel sadness as you exit this world, I know there is another chapter awaiting you, a chapter where you will join all those who have gone before us, where every question you ever had will be answered and whatever pain or problem you may have had in this life, in this world, will disappear forever. Knowing this next journey has begun for you, I am comforted. So it is with sadness and great expectation for your glorious journey ahead I say farewell with love to you cousin Sammy.❤️