White Sulphur Springs-Ralph Emmerson “Buddy” Hanna, Jr., 80, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, at his residence in White Sulphur Springs.
He was born Oct. 3, 1938, at Ronceverte, a son of the late Ralph Emerson Hanna, Sr. and the late Helen Theda McClung Hanna.
Buddy was owner of C. W. Lewis for 25 years, attended both WVU and Concord College, was of the Presbyterian faith, and was a member of White Sulphur Springs Rotary Club. He was President of the West Virginia Automobile Association, attended Greenbrier Military School and was stationed in Germany while serving in the U.S. Army.
He is survived by his wife of 20 years Sharon Kay Sheppard Hanna; sons, Rand Hanna (Emily) of Aiken, SC, Chris Hanna (Nancy) of White Sulphur Springs, Matthew Hanna of White Sulphur Springs, Paul Hanna (Aimee) of Aiken, SC, Andrew Hanna (Deanna) of Morgantown, Justin Hanna (Marie) of Daleville, VA, and Quinn Hanna (Lauren) of Rockville, MD; two step-children, Ginger Steele Giggenbach (Christian) of Alderson and Scott Steele (Kischa) of Daleville, VA; 11 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and his loving dogs, “Amos, Boss & Tabby.”
Funeral service will be at 12 noon Saturday, Sept. 7, at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in White Sulphur Springs, with Pastor Lowell O’Dell officiating. Interment will follow in Rosewood Cemetery in Lewisburg.
Family and friends will be received from 11 a.m. until time of the service at the funeral home on Saturday.
In lieu of flowers donations of sympathy may be made to HospiceCare, Inc. 1265 Maplewood Avenue, Lewisburg, WV 24901.
Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in White Sulphur Springs is in charge of arrangements. Please send online condolences by visiting www.WallaceandWallaceFH.com.