Milton B. Hanks
March 27, 1926 – July 26, 2016
Milton B. Hanks of Rumney and later Plymouth, NH, died peacefully on Tuesday July 26 at the New Hampshire Veterans Home in Tilton, NH, where he happily resided for the past three years.Family was with him all day and said final goodbyes with love just minutes prior to his death. Eighteenfamily members from across the country had just celebrated with Milton his 90th birthday at the Veterans Home on March 27.
Born March 27, 1926 in Rumney, Milton was the son of Gordon W.and Mildred (Barney) Hanks.After Plymouth High School he served his country in the U.S. Navy’sConstruction Battalion on the island of Tinian. Milton helped build runways for the U.S. Air Force during the final stage of World War II.He then completed two years at a Christian college in Houghton, NY where he met his future wife, Margaret AnnHill, whom he nicknamedPeg.They marriedon August 20, 1948 and made their home in Rumney.
In addition to being a father of five, Milton delivered bottled milk from Plymouth’s Longview Dairy until 1965. He worked at Sprague Electric for several years and was an insurance agent who always looked out for the very best interest of his clients. His last ten working years were at L.W. Packard in Ashland. Milton and Peg were a true team who also actively campaigned for all the conservative political candidates they believed in.
Wherever they were, both Milton and Peg’s passion was to share God’s tremendous love and His offer of salvation and eternal life with the people He put in their paths. And their mission throughout life was to follow Jesus’ direct command to make disciples by teaching and training people personally,as Jesus did, to carry on His mission. Milton was a Sunday school teacher for most of his life, he and Peg were high school youth group leaders for 20 years, often led in-home Bible Studies and counseled with married couples of all ages. Milton also played the piano or organ and directed the church choir for 25 years. Until he moved into the NHVH at age 86, Milton was still leading three weekly Bible studies in homes in the Rumney/Plymouth area.
Miltonwas predeceased by his loving wife Peg Hanks in 2013 and leaves behind his five children—Sharon Bremer of Lexington, KY, Sandy Strang and Marilyn Greenwood both of West Swanzey, NH, Nancy Barrett and husband Gordonof Anderson, IN, and ThomasHanks and wife Loisof Moultonborough, NH. Milton also leaves behind a legacy of 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
There are no calling hours. The Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, September 2, 2016 at the Rumney Baptist Church, 375 Main St. Arrangements are entrusted to Fournier-Hale Funeral Home. Milton’s wish for joint interment with his wife will take place at Rumney’s Immanuel Cemetery on School St. A luncheon courtesy of the RBCwill follow at the church.
Online guestbook at www.fournier-hale.com.