J.B. Hankins

JB Hankins, 91, of Texas City passed away at home on Thursday, February 22, 2024, surrounded by his loving family.  He was born on October 23, 1932, in Smith County, Mississippi to William and Winnie Hankins.

JB was considered a “self-made” man, tirelessly working in any task/occupation to provide for his family, regardless of the challenges he faced.  Most notably during his career, JB was a long-distance truck driver, business owner of a gas station, and in his later years involved in facility operations at AMOCO Federal Credit Union.

He will always be remembered for his witty sayings and experiences that he lovingly shared with family and friends. He was especially known for reminiscing about his younger years in Mississippi such as farming, picking cotton and “running bootleg moonshine.”

JB is preceded in death by his parents; son William “Billy” Ray Hankins; sister Lou Vernia McDade; and brother James L. Hankins.

He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Reba; two daughters, Tonia Wells and Melissa Cadajas (Arnold); seven grandchildren, Labetha Wells, Hunter Wallen (Marisa), Trevor Murphy, Amy Murphy, Makayla Cadajas, Madison Cadajas and Colt Cadajas; and three great-grandchildren, Lily, Micheal and Andrew, along with numerous other family and friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, March 3, 1-3 p.m. at the home of Melissa and Arnold Cadajas, 1213 28th Avenue North, Texas City.



  1. Reba, Warren and I are so sorry to hear of JB’s passing. You were both great neighbors to us for many years in Quaker. Hugs and prayers to your family as you all mourn thd loss of JB.

    Linda Brieden
  2. Prayers for the family. With all do respect he was one of my favorite adults to have had the honor to meet and gain wisdom from when I was just a kid. Peace be with you buddy.

    Eddie McLeod
  3. Reba,
    Al and I are so sorry to learn of JB’s passing . Thinking of you and family at this time. Sending hugs and prayers . Please reach out if you need anything .

    Diana Crawford
  4. Reba, my heart is hurting for your loss. It was so great to celebrate JB on his 90th birthday at the credit union. He will truly be missed. You are in my prayers, sweet friend. Your AMOCO family loves you!

    Sharon Gaspard

    Sharon Gaspard

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