Jerry "Butch" Hanley

November 30, 1943 - May 12, 2020

Jerry “Butch” Hanley, 76, of Nederland, died Tuesday, May 12, 2020, at Christus Hospital-St. Elizabeth, Beaumont. He was born on November 30, 1943, in Alexandria, Louisiana, to Ora Gladys Guin Hanley and Willie V. Hanley.

This humble, caring man of great character, who loved fishing, golf, cooking, and being surrounded by family, lived a long and full life serving his Lord God and his country, providing for family and giving to others. Jerry married his high school sweetheart, Linda, after sweeping her off her feet with one very bold kiss after a date at the county fair – and built a wonderful life and family with her. He joined the United States Air Force at the age of 18 and served his country honorably as a Corrosion Control Technician and Supervisor, earning several decorations including the Air Force Commendation Medal; Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal; and National Defense Service Medal having served during the Vietnam Conflict and the Cold War era. After his retirement, Jerry used the skills he acquired in the Air Force to open his own small business, an auto body repair shop, with his brother Billy Hanley. He later worked for both Boeing and Hanley Enterprise, before landing a career with the Sun Oil Company (SUNOCO) from where he retired after fifteen years of service. Jerry will always be remembered for his work ethic, toughness, kindness, generosity, occasional cantankerousness, playful goading, and his unquestionable dedication and devotion to family and friends.

Survivors include his wife of fifty-nine years, Linda Hanley, of Nederland; daughters, Karen Whipple and her husband, Chuck, of Nederland; Janalin Brickley and her husband, Edgar, of College Station; Connie Shannon and her husband, Mike, of Lumberton; Lisa Hanley, of Nederland; and Renae Romero and her husband, Chris, of Groves; sixteen grandchildren, Tina Whipple; Daniel Whipple; Garrett Whipple; Jared Meyer; Jason Meyer; Alisha Brickley; Michael Shannon; Lauren Walker; Josh Shannon; Jerry S. Hanley; Chase Romero; Megan Romero; Jacob Romero; Jordan Romero; Abbie Romero; and Zeke Romero; fourteen great-grandchildren, Henry Whipple; Charlie Whipple; Hank Whipple; Brandt Meyer; AnnaKate Meyer; Everett Meyer; Anita Woods-Meyer; Baby Woods-Meyer; Jackson Walker; Logan Walker; Kylie Walker; Kaitlynn Hanley; Brayden Hanley; and Madelynn Hanley; and sisters, Sandra Mahan, of Center and twin sister, Terry Blake, of Port Arthur.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Billy Hanley; sister, Vonnie Adams; granddaughter, Grace Whipple; and great-grandchild, Hope Whipple.

A visitation of Mr. Hanley’s family and friends will be from 12:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m., Sunday, May 17, 2020, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. A second visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Monday, May 18, 2020, at Broussard’s, Nederland. His funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 19, 2020, at Fellowship Baptist Church, 1315 South 27th Street, Nederland. His committal will be held at Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont.

Due to COVID-19, we will be following the CDC guidelines on social distancing. A livestream of the funeral will be available on Linda Hanley’s Facebook page at the start of the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lamplighter Baptist Church, 2330 8th Street, Port Neches, Texas 77651. Donations can also be made online using PayPal to Please use the “Send to Friends” option when donating this way.


Download Keepsake

Broussard's Crematorium

Broussard's Crematorium
  • 5150 stivers street beaumont tx 77705

Funeral Service

Funeral Service
  • 27th street nederland tx 77627
  • 05/19/2020
  • 10:00 am

Additional Visitation of Family and Friends

Additional Visitation of Family and Friends
  • 505 n 12th street nederland tx 77627
  • 05/18/2020
  • 4:35 pm

Visitation of Family and Friends

Visitation of Family and Friends
  • 505 n 12th street nederland tx 77627
  • 05/17/2020
  • 4:35 pm

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Darleen and Gene Parker

Jerry, my brother-in-law, left all of us with wonderful memories and a beautiful smile to remember him by. The world is a little less bright today. Rest in peace beautiful man.

John Smith&Pamela Lee

With deepest Sympathy so sorry for your loss.

Thomas Shannon

Jerry was a special friend of mine and my late brother Mike. When I was living in Texas at "the lake", Jerry would stop by and visit with me sometimes for hours. He was a really great guy, and has now ended his earthly suffering and welcomed in to Glory with his Lord.

Robert & Jackie Whittaker

With prayers & thoughts for the family.

Don and Dale Mills

With deep sympathy , we are so sorry for your loss.Praying for the entire family !

E.J. and Elsa Parker

Sending our condolences to our family in Texas. Uncle Jerry will be missed, I have great memories. Wish we could be there.

Cecil and Charlotte Barnes

We send our condolences to Linda and the family, we are sorry for your loss. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. We will miss Jerry and thank you all for the fellowship and time that we have spent together. Cecil and Charlotte Barnes

Jeff D Dobranski

Thoughts and Prayers to the Hanley family Jerry was a good man and even better character he will be missed by all that knew him....

Moses mccoy

Jerry was like a dad to me he well be missed im so sorry for his family y'all have my deepest sympathy