Tichard L. Hanley, 58, began his journey to a better place last Wednesday, January 8th, 2014, at home in Denton, TX, and surrounded by his loved ones. Richard was born in Fort Worth, TX, on September 28th, 1955, and raised in Burleson, TX, along with his younger brother Michael W. Hanley, by their parents Charles and Sarah Hanley. He graduated from Burleson High School in 1974 and moved to Denton, TX, shortly after where he became an electrician by trade for the next 35 years, with the last 10 years being at the UNT Discovery Park.
In 1981, in Denton, Richard met the love of his life, Linda S. Day. They married on September 1, 1984, at The Little Chapel in the Woods at TWU. Together they had two children, Jacob Bryce and Lindsey Marie whom he loved very much and took great pride in.
Richard loved life, and life loved him right back. He cherished the adventures had with his brother, Michael, on the boat at Lake Texoma. He always took the time to pick a pristine day for riding his perfectly polished Harley. He found bliss in the simple things; never getting enough of cruising around in the Corvette with his canine companion and best friend, Cricket. Countless amounts of fish were caught in his favor, and the times he spent camping with the family were some of the most memorable.
Richard fought a long and hard 4 year battle with cancer but was carefully handled and well taken care of by his loving wife, Linda, and the fabulous team of nurses provided by New Century Hospice Care, and wants to extend a special thanks to the staff members at Texas Oncology and to all the friends and neighbors for their love and support. We celebrate the life of Richard on Saturday, January 18, at 2pm at The little Chapel in the Woods, followed by a remembrance celebration at his brother's home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in memory of Richard Hanley to the American Cancer Society, 3301 West Freeway Fort Worth, TX, 76107, or on line at www.cancer.org .
Online condolences may be made at www.mulkeymasondenton.com .