Donald D. Hanes, age 85, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, August 7, 2011 at 1:35 PM at Wayne Healthcare, Greenville, Ohio. Born on May 6th, 1926 in Urbana Ohio. The son of Paul J. & Mary Hanes.
Don attended grade school in New Paris, Ohio and graduated high school in 1944 from Jackson High School in Union City, Ohio. Don is survived by his loving wife Helen and sons David (Vickie) Hanes, James (Amy) Hanes both of Union City, Ohio and John (Diane) Hanes of Elkhart, IN. Also, grandchildren Chris (Nikki) Hanes, Nick (Kara) Hanes, Heather (Jason) Manning, Josh (Nicia) Hanes, Dan (Amy) Hanes, Joe (Mary) Hanes, Jennie (Chris) Merry, Jamy Hanes, Samuel Hanes, Vincent Hanes, Aubrey Hanes and sixteen Great Grandchildren. Sister Marilyn (Jack) Irvine of Ashville, Ohio.
Donald is a US Army veteran serving in WW II with duties in Korea and battle of Okinawa. Donald is a retired farmer and was involved in many organizations and councils including: Past President of Darke County Farm Bureau, Past President of Darke County Fair Board, A founding Trustee of Edison State Community College, Jackson Township Trustee, 24 Year 4-H Advisor, Board of Directors for Darke County Visitors Bureau, Honorary Recipient of Ohio FFA State Farmer degree, Member of Hillgrove Church, 60 year member of The Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons, Ohio Grange.
There will be a service held on Thursday, August 11, 2011 at 10:00 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Terry Haworth and Pastor Joe Payne co-officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery, Greenville, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 from 5-8 PM at the funeral home.
A graveside military service will be conducted by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard. Memorial contributions can be given in Donald's honor to: Darke County 4-H Foundation, 603 Wagner Avenue, Greenville, OH 45331.
Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com