Condolences

Our deepest sympathies go out to Terry Hanks on the recent passing of his father, Robert Hanks. Robert passed away after a brief illness on July 9, 2017, surrounded by his family and loved ones.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers, Leon Emmitt Davis, Russell Hanks, Jr. and Allan Delmar Hanks, his son, Keith DeWayne Hanks and his son, Chad Everett Hanks. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Dixie Lee Hanks, his son, Terry Lee Hanks, sister-in-law, Bea Hanks, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and life-long friends.

Robert’s life was celebrated with a visitation opportunity at the Niday Funeral Home located at 12440 Beamer Road on Thursday, July 13 from 6-8 p.m. A second visitation was held on Friday, July 14 from 1-2 p.m., followed by a chapel service at 2 PM.

You can view his complete obituary by clicking here.

Niday Funeral Home
12440 Beamer Road
Houston, TX 77089

Terry Hanks is a Computer Information Technology Instructor at South Campus.


Our deepest sympathies go to Shelley Rinehart, on the recent passing of her father, Luis Joseph Romero.

Luis Joseph Romero was born on August 25, 1947 in Edinberg, Texas and passed away on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at the age of 69. He was preceded in death by his mother, Eulalia Tamez Garza and his stepfather, Julian Garza. Luis is survived by his daughters Stephanie Romero and Shelley Romero Rinehart & husband Kevin; grandchildren Nicholas Romero, Brenna Rinehart, and Arden Rinehart.

Luis proudly served in the United States Air Force from 1966 to 1970 as an Air Traffic Controller and achieved the rank of Sergeant. He earned an Associate’s degree in Commercial Photography from the New York Institute of Photography in 1969. Luis graduated from Sam Houston State University with a Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Photography and a Business Management minor in August 1973. He was a professional photographer and owner of Photography by Romero. Luis was actively involved in the Professional Photographers Guild of Houston and served as President and Chairman of the Board in 1982 and 1983. He also served as a Board member of the Texas Professional Photographers Association in 1983.

Services will be held on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Heights Funeral Home in Houston, Texas. Interment will immediately follow at the Historic Hollywood Cemetery in Houston, Texas.

Heights Funeral Home
1317 Heights Blvd
Houston, TX 77008
713-862-8844

Historic Hollywood Cemetery
3506 N. Main
Houston, TX 77009

The complete obituary may be view by clicking here.

Shelley is the Dean of Student Development at Central campus.