HANNA, James H. "Chief", 81, of Weirton passed away Thursday, December 20, 2012, in the Weirton Geriatric Center.
Born May 13, 1931, in Parkersburg, WV he was the son of the late John H. and Ruby C. Stout Hanna.
He was also preceded in death by his wife, Dana M. Imm Hanna in 1999; a daughter, Tammy L. Hanna in 1998; a brother, Robert Stout; and a great - granddaughter, Hanna Mae Peppler.
Mr. Hanna was a 1950 graduate of Weir High School and attended the University of Kentucky on a scholarship for football and played under Bear Bryant. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was employed by the Weirton Steel Corporation for 31 years as supervisor of the trucking department.
"Chief" was an avid sports fan having scouted for the Pittsburgh Pirates, coached the American Legion Baseball Team and Weir High Baseball Team. Mr. Hanna along with Mr. Carl Hamill organized the Midget Football Leagues here in Weirton. He also played professional baseball with the Cincinnati Farm Team and loved spending time with his grandchildren and great- grandchildren. "Chief" was a member of the Cove United Presbyterian Church, Evert Maki American Legion Post 10, and VFW 2716.
Mr. Hanna is survived by two daughters Lori Hanna Allen and Marcy Hanna Hemshrodt both of Weirton; six grandchildren, Shane McGrogan, Mickey McGrogan, Chad Peppler, Cory Peppler, Carly Allen, Danika Allen; and three great-grandchildren Katie McGrogan, Riley McGrogan and Destiny Peppler.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 29, 2012, at 11 a.m. from the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main St., Weirton.
Visitation will be held on Friday from 1-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Interment will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens where Military Services will be conducted by the American Legion Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made to Cove United Presbyterian Church, 3404 Main St., Weirton, WV 26062 in his memory.
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