Jakie "Bill"'s Story
Jakie Carl ( Bill ) Hanna was born to Robert and June Hanna on Jan. 30, 1944, in Duncan, Oklahoma. He passed away Jan. 14, 2017 at Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City at the age of 72, just over two weeks before his 73rd birthday. He married Patricia Gail Cudd, Sept. 1, 1968. To this union, two wonderful boys were born, Chad Robert and Brad Lesley. Bill grew up in Comanche, Oklahoma, with his older brother, Mark.
From the early years, it was clear that both boys along with their father had a special bond and love for cars. That love would result in restoring old cars and although it was never proven, there may have been some street car racing on the outskirts of town at times. While in college at Oklahoma Christian in Oklahoma City, he met Pat while on a trip back home to Comanche, Bill's 1964 Chevelle caught her eye but he saw so much more and a lifetime partner in her.
They married in Beaver, Oklahoma, and after graduation they moved to Tulsa where they both worked for Acme Brick. Bill was in the National Guard for a few years. After moving to Lawton, Oklahoma, Bill then began to work for the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission. He touched a lot of lives personally and professionally throughout those years with his work ethic and compassionate heart to always bring out the best in people.
While in Lawton, Pat began her career as a school teacher. After moving to Edmond, in 1975, both Bill and Pat knew this is where they wanted to raise their family.
Bill's pastimes included playing golf, his continued love for cars, watching OU and Oklahoma Christian Basketball while serving with the booster club, and being with his family. Bill and Pat were members of Memorial Road Church of Christ and were involved in many community projects throughout the years. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and June Hanna, his brother, Mark, and his mother-in-law, Maxine Cudd.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Pat, of Edmond; two sons, Chad and his wife Kim of Edmond, and Brad and his wife Lindsay of Edmond and their children, Hunter and Hallie; his sister-in-law, Susan Hanna and sons Rick, Sean, Matthew and Alex and their families, and a close-knit family of cousins.
Published on January 23, 2017