Our deepest sympathies go to Virginia Hanning on the recent passing of her father, Lt. Col. (Ret) Royal M. Hanning.

Lt. Col (Ret) Hanning was born on December 16, 1929 and passed away on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 in Sherman, Texas at the age of 85.

Roy graduated from Texas A&M in 1950 and was a commissioned officer in the U.S. Air Force for over 27 years. He served in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He earned a Master’s Degree from George Washington University in 1965 while attending Air Command and Staff College in Alabama.

Roy married Lois Umphress in 1951 and they had 2 daughters. He and Lois retired to Van Alstyne, Texas and he became the manager at Double B Manufacturing for many years. They were both faithful to their church, Western Heights Church of Christ in Sherman, Texas. Lois passed away in 2003 after 52 years of marriage. Roy later married Margaret Williams in May 2008. Roy loved to fish, travel, work on computers and enjoyed spending time with his friends and family.

Lt. Col (Ret) Hanning was preceded in death by his parents, R. Arch and Zilla Lowe Hanning, his first wife, Lois Virginia Hanning and his brother, William Hanning. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Hanning, daughters, Virginia Hanning, Carol Lewis and husband Bob, sisters, Nelda Clay and Ouida Hazelton, and sister-in-law, Sue Hanning.

Family visitation will be held at 1:00 p.m. with a funeral service to follow at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, July 27, 2015 at the Scoggins Funeral Home in Van Alstyne, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Western Heights Church of Christ in Sherman, Texas.

Scoggins Funeral Home
637 W. Van Alstyne Pkwy
Van Alstyne, Texas 75495

Western Heights Church of Christ
800 Baker Park Drive
Sherman, TX 75092

Virginia Hanning is a Professor in the College Prep Department at Central Campus.