Lt. Col. James C. Hankinson, USAF Ret., 93, of Hendersonville died Thursday, July 7, 2011 at his home.
Born in Irvington, NJ, he had resided in Henderson County for ten years. He proudly served as a pilot in the US Air Force during World War II, the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War.
He is survived by his wife, Sandy Hankinson of Hendersonville; his son, Fred Hankinson; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
A service will be held at 2:00pm on Wednesday in the Kirby Memorial Chapel of Shuler Funeral Home. Military Honors will be conducted by the North Carolina National Guard Honor Guard, Hubert M. Smith American Legion Post 77, Hedrick-Rhodes Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5206, and Disabled American Veterans Chapter 14.
Kirby Memorial Chapel of Shuler Funeral Home - Directions
125 Orrs Camp Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792