In Loving

Richard Raymond Hanks

September 9, 1945 - June 9, 2024

Richard Raymond Hanks, 78, of Mechanicsville passed away on Sunday, June 9, 2024, at Yama Services Assisted Living.

Rick is survived by his wife of 55 years, Christine; his son, Erik; Erik’s wife, Allie; grandkids Andrew and Isabella; as well as his sisters, Nancy and Linda, and their spouses, Ed and Lee.  He was preceded in death by his daughter, Robyn; his brothers, Gary and Chuck; and his parents, Ed and Dorthy.

Rick was born in California but Niagara Falls, NY was where he grew up.  He graduated from Trott Vocational High School and then proudly joined the Navy.  After the Navy, Rick worked at Remington Rand, where he met his wife, Christine. Rick had his own business for a few years and then worked numerous jobs. He spent most of his career working at Scott Aviation (now Avox Systems) before retiring and moving to Mechanicsville Virginia to be closer to his kids.  He enjoyed his retirement, going on cruises and other vacations as well as many recreational activities. He was especially proud of being part of the color guard for the American Legion Post 175.

A Celebration of Life is planned for the week of September 9, check Chris’ facebook account for updates.