Charles “Bud” Hankins

Charles “Bud” Hankins

He was a hard worker always with a couple jobs, but with multiple kids in private school Charles had to stay on the move. Of course, cars were his passion, so he loved being around the dealerships and doing body work anyway. And his love of cars was passed on to his children: if they did their homework and ate their dinner, he’d take them along with him to his second job. And over the years he worked everywhere from Mortlands Autobody, Delran Autobody, Village Ford to Barlow and even restored cars on the side. But, work hard, play hard was also his thing and he loved summertime with his family down at the Timberline campground. And he really found his real calling late in life; that of a grandfather. Especially when he had the grandkids at the roller rink. In his free time he’d look for adventure and whatever came his way: you’d find him travelling the back roads on his bike, a leftover from spending his youth on dirtbikes.
His love of the skating rink probably dated back to his youth as well. It’s there that he met a pretty girl, the late Barbara. They shared a 57 year marriage blessed by children: Charles E. “Buddy”, Edward W (fiancé, Anne Donovan), Jeffrey S (Cherie), and Barbara Krehl; and later by grandkids; Edward Jr. and Christopher Hankins, Amanda N. and Robert W Krehl Jr, and great-grandkids, Hailey M. Felcon, and Jordan and Skylar Krehl, and son in law, Robert Krehl. He is survived by his sisters: Dot Wanckel and Ethel George and his brother, Frank Hankins
Come celebrate 77 great years Tuesday 6-8pm and on Wednesday 9-10am at the Sweeney Funeral Home, Riverside. Interment Cream Ridge Cemetery


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