David Charles Hanson "Tiny" died peacefully at his residence and went to his mansion in heaven Sunday, March 24, 2013.
He was born March 1, 1949, the son of the late Wendel Eugene Hanson, Sr. and Hazel Johnson Hanson. He was preceded in death by a brother, Wendel Eugene Hanson, Jr.; sisters, Carol Quaggin and Ruth Kent; and brother-in-law, Melvin Perdue.
Survivors include his wife of 27 years, Debra Rhoden Hanson "Rudi;" sister, Marty Perdue; sister-in-law, Gail Hanson; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ellis and Beverly Rhoden; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Stephen and Debra Rhoden; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Cheryl and Toni Holliman; sister-in-law, Jean Lowry; many nieces and nephews that he loved so much; and special family, Allie and Josh Cowart, Joseph Cowart, and Elisha Nichols.
He was retired after 38 1/2 years of law enforcement from the Athens Police Department. He was the Constable of Municipal Court and Clarke County Sheriff’s Office. In 1976 he was shot in the line of duty, which led to a kidney and pancreas transplant on April 12, 2000, and numerous health problems. He was a member and past master of the John H. Jones lodge and was also past master of the 8th district. He was 32nd degree Scottish Rite and York Rite Mason and member of the Director Staff of the Yaarab Temple.
He was a member of the Meadow Baptist Church and loved his church family.
He was always joking and pulling pranks with co-workers, family and friends. He always saw the positive in everything.
Visitation will be at Lord & Stephens Funeral Home in Danielsville on Wednesday, March 27, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 and 8 p.m. Funeral services will be at Meadow Baptist Church in Comer on Thursday, March 28, at 2 p.m. The Rev. Mike Sarna will officiate. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
Flowers are optional. Memorials can be made to Meadow Baptist Church Youth and Children's Funds, c/o Meadow Baptist Church, 6158 Hwy. 191, Comer, GA 30629.
Lord and Stephens, Danielsville, is in charge of arrangements.(www.lordandstephens.com)