Van Morris Hanshaw

Van Morris Hanshaw Jr., 53, of Groesbeck, passed away May 15, 2013, in Waco. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, at Blair-Stubbs Chapel with Minister Frank Pruitt officiating. Interment will follow in the Wilson Chapel Cemetery.
Van was born May 17, 1959, in Loma Linda, Calif., to Van Morris Hanshaw Sr. and Joyce Marie Hanshaw. He worked for Fed-Ex Freight as the number-one board driver out of Waco for 23 years. Van loved hunting, fishing and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, Van Hanshaw Sr.; sister Susan Holliday; and father-in-law, James E. Howard.
Survivors include his wife, Brenda D. Hanshaw, of Mexia; daughter Heather Diane Hafford and husband Tyrone, of Cedar Hill; son Van Morris Hanshaw III and wife Christina, of Williamsburg, Va.; grandchildren Meah, Kellin and Brooklyn Hafford, Justin and Brayden Hanshaw and one due in October; mother Joyce Ivy, of Malvern, Ark.; two sisters, Cathy Mackey and husband Bob, of Social Hill, Ark., and Karen McFadden and husband Harold, of Cabot, Ark.; three brothers, Gary Hanshaw, of California, Brian Hanshaw and wife Diane, of Benton, Ark., and Mike Hanshaw and wife Prey, of St. Louis; and a number of nieces and nephews.
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