James Henry Hanks, 94, of Pulaski, Va., died Thursday, January 10, 2019 at Highland Ridge Rehab Center in Dublin, VA.. He was born in Woodlawn, VA on December 19, 1924 to the late James Eric and Helen Calfee Hanks. James retired from the U.S. Postal Service and was a member of the First Church of the Brethren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Edith Kitts Hanks, a step-daughter, Louise Thrasher: sisters; Alene Goad and Geneva Richardson. He is survived by his daughter, Cathy Hanks; sisters, Una Lee Brewer, Veda Williams and Sally Ratcliffe; brother Elmer Hanks and wife Christine; and a number of nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and great-grand nieces and nephews and many wonderful friends and caregivers. The family will receive friends at 10 a.m. Tuesday, January 15 followed by the funeral service at 11 a.m. in the Stevens Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Frank Peters officiating and Gerald Goad assisting. Interment will follow in Highland Memorial Gardens, Dublin, VA. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Church of the Brethren, Pulaski, VA.