Sonny Hannah

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Donald R. (Sonny) Hannah, 81, of Lacy Lakeview, passed away Saturday, November 1, 2008 at his residence. Graveside services will be 10AM Tuesday, November 4th at Waco Memorial Park with Rev. Timothy V. Vaverek officiating. Visitation will be 6 to 8PM Monday at Lake Shore Funeral Home, 5201 Steinbeck Bend in Waco. Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online Guest Book at

Sonny was born August 9, 1927 in Waco to Ernest and Earlene (Ray) Hannah. He attended Lacy Lakeview Elementary and Waco High School. At the age of seventeen, Sonny joined the Merchant Marine and then the U.S. Navy serving on the U.S.S. Taussig. He married Sara Paez on December 26, 1953. He worked for Texas Power and Light Co. for 34 years, retiring in 1985.

Survivors include wife of 54 years, Sara Hannah; son, Rick and wife, Daune Hannah; daughter, Vikki and husband, Butch Burkholder; three granddaughters, Crystal, Erica, and Gabrielle; brother, James Wendell Hannah and wife, Jan; two nephews, Kyle and Shay; and cousins, Lloyd Wayne Gore and Scott Ray.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Vikki & family – I am so very sorry about the passing of your father/ grandfather. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers in this most difficult time. May God’s peace fill your hearts.

  2. May God give you the strength to endure, and may His love and peace comfort your heart. He is in control; and know that He understands and cares.

  3. Dear Sara and family, I know you took good care of your sweet husband and feel a great loss. We are so sorry for the pain this gives you.
    May you know God’s comfort now.
    Love, Donna McMullen

  4. Sara, Rick and Vikki,
    I remember Sonny as someone that loved life, had a big heart and a sense of humor to match. I know he loved you all and will live on in your memories. Remember all the fun times and how he was always there for you.

    All my sympathy,

  5. We are so sorry for your loss. Our deepest condolences to your family.

    With love, from Mario & Chiqui Frallicciardi and family

  6. Gaye Lynn Little

    Dear Sara and family:Our prayers and sincere sympathy is with you and your family. God Bless you and your family during this difficult time. We care! Lovingly, Darvin and Gaye Lynn Little


    Our deepest sympathy and condolences to the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  8. Irene Gonzalez-Pinto & Family

    Tia Chary, my thoughts and prayers are with you. I wish I could be with you tomorrow.
    Please give my love to Ricki, Vicki and all the grandkids. I am sure this is a tough time for all. I only have wonderful memories of Sonny, always so happy and kidding around. God is watching over you and will help you make it through this sad time. Gabrielle and Eduardito send their love and prayers. I love you.

  9. Jim/Annette Bloskas

    We wish the best for your family at this time.

  10. John and Tammy Shanks

    Our Sincerest Thoughts go out to our friends in their hour of sadness.

  11. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead.

  12. Mrs. Hannah, I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and know that if you need anything we will be there. We, at Waco High, truly grieve with you.

  13. The McDonald family: Derek, Kim, Kendall & Kaylan

    My dear, sweet, friend Vikki…. My heart is breaking for you and your family. This has been a difficult past couple of months for you. I cannot tell you how very sorry I am for your loss. When you hurt , I hurt…that’s just the way it is with close friends. I am hear for you & your family & I will always be. Ya’ll mean so much to me. Please remember when asking why so much all at once… God wont put on you more than you can handle. I know your thinking… how much more & why. I wish I knew why but only God knows. My favorite scripture I want you to claim for yourself…I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me, Phillipians 4:13. With God’s strength you will be able to get through this. I will continue to pray for you & your family as I do everyday. I am hear for you & I love you very much.
    Your friend,
    Kim & family

  14. Vikki and family: I am so sorry to hear about your Dad.I wish you God’s peace and love in your time of sorrow. Always Vickie Dumont

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