Dean Hanson

  • Born: August 27, 1946
  • Died: January 1, 2021
  • Location: Wylie, Texas

Charles W. Smith & Sons Funeral Home

2343 Lake Rd.
Lavon, TX 75166

Tribute & Message From The Family

Dean Hanson, 74, of Wylie, Texas, passed away on January 1, 2021 after an exhausting battle with cancer.
Dean was born on August 27, 1946 to Dewey and Elizabeth Hanson in Hugo, Oklahoma.

Dean made a living as auto technician for over 50 years. In 1963, he met Frances in California and they wed on October 2, 1964, going on to have five children and four grandchildren. Dean made Texas his home for over 50 years.
Dean was a force of nature, determined to provide for his family and give them the life he felt they deserved. His family meant more to him than anything else in the world, something he often mentioned. He was unendingly proud of all his children and grandchildren and always tried his best to support them in all their dreams.

Dean was deeply passionate about spending time making memories with his family. This was often done during the annual hunting excursion off the grid in Oklahoma. Although this hunting tradition has been going strong over 40 years, he could not bring himself to pull the trigger even when the target was well within his range. He also loved the camping experience, especially spending time around the campfire telling stories of memories already made and he always had a joke in his pocket ready to tell. If he had nothing to do you could find him enjoying the outdoor sun on the porch.

Dean was preceded in death by his parents; Dewey Hanson and Elizabeth Herndon Hanson, his brothers; Bobby Wayne Hanson and John Carroll Hanson, and his sister, Virginia Sue Yardley. He is survived by his wife; Frances Ann Burns Hanson, his children; Michael Dean Hanson, Deborah Lynn Hanson, Christy Ann Hanson Hebrank, Curtis Lee Hanson and Christopher Dean Hanson, his grandchildren; Dylan Jacob Hanson McCright, Savana Deann Hanson, Tyler Nicole Hanson and Taylyn Elizabeth Hanson, his sisters; Louise Johnson and Martha Maynard, his brothers; Sam Hanson, Jim Hanson, Bill Hanson, Charlie Hanson, Less Hanson and many nieces and nephews and in-laws. He loved all of them dearly.

The family requests that all flowers and notes are sent to Charles W. Smith and Sons Funeral Home, 2343 Lake Road, Lavon, TX 75166. There will be a Graveside Service on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at Lakeview Cemetery at 2343 Lake Road, Lavon, TX 75166, and Celebration of Life immediately following at 1045 Bear Creek Ranch, Nevada, TX 75173


Condolence & Memory Journal

Dean was a lot of fun to be around - always laughing and telling jokes. He loved being around family and I am blessed to be part of that family. Loved you Dean.

Posted by Sheryl Hanson - Morris, OK - Family   January 06, 2021

Dean was a wonderful brother and I will miss him. Our childhood stories would make an amazing book. He and Frances took me in when I was 19 and helped me get on my feet. He taught me how to be a responsible person. I'm so sorry I won't be at the funeral.

Posted by William Hanson - Morris, OK - Family   January 06, 2021

Uncle Dean you will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved you!

Posted by Ginger Dale - Hugo, OK - Family   January 06, 2021

Such a nice guy.Always willing to help a neighbor out when their car wasn't acting right
A devoted family man.
Prayers and strength for all the Hanson family

Posted by Steve/Jana Pedigo - Mckinney, TX - Neighbor   January 05, 2021