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Dabney R. Hansard

June 24, 1946 ~ December 18, 2023 (age 77) 77 Years Old
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Dabney Hansard Obituary

Dabney R. Hansard, age 77, of Knoxville, TN, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, December 18, 2023.

He was born on June 24, 1946 to the late Walter and Margaret Hansard.

He was a Central High School graduate, Air Force veteran, graduate of the University of Tennessee and Georgia Tech. For years he was a medical consultant and after early retirement became a realtor.

He loved family and friends, enjoyed fishing, cooking, woodworking and being outdoors. His genealogy research uncovered the First Family of Tennessee descendancy. He was also a faithful member of Eastminster Presbyterian Church.

He is preceded in death by beloved uncles, aunts and cousins.

He is survived by and will be deeply missed by his wife, Trish Hansard; stepson, Sean Mitchell (Rick Wright); sister, Pennie Owen (Doug); nephews, Brad Owen (Joni), Wes Owen (Cassie) and families; sisters-in-law, Paula Wells, Pam Pennington (Ronny) and families; along with several loving cousins and long time friend, Richard Way. 

The family would like to offer a special thanks to the doctors and staff of UT Hospital, Holston Rehab and UT Hospice. 

A celebration of life will be held at 3:00pm on Tuesday, January 2, 2024 at Eastminster Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Eastminster Presbyterian Church ( 865-522-2244, 4904 Asheville Hwy, Knoxville, TN 37914) or the Johnson University Scholarship Fund (7900 Johnson Dr, Knoxville, TN 37998). 

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Visitation Immediately Following Service
January 2, 2024

Eastminster Presbyterian Church


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