Thomas Samuel Hanna the "Godfather", entered eternal rest on December 13, 2021 at the age of 73.
Born June 26th, 1948 in Akron, Ohio, the world was instantly a more vibrant place. He lit up every room
with the true joy for life that he radiated. He was a bocce master, a grill king and a poker whiz. He loved
Cleveland Sports and the Ohio State Bucks with the passion of a true fan. But most importantly he was a
beloved son, husband, father and gido. There was never a dull moment or an empty glass when he was
around as he lived his life to the fullest every day, every moment, every breath.
Thomas was preceded in death by his parents Wilhelmina and Office Hanna and older siblings Gerald
and Myrna. He is survived by his wife Rebecca who was the light and love of his life for 50 years;
Children, Shaun and wife Cheryl, Kelli and husband Todd, Jeff and wife Mandy, Tracy and husband TJ;
Grandchildren, Isis, Dylan, Colette and Greyson.
Tom would never want anyone to feel somber and sad for his passing. He would rather us celebrate his
life with a smile, a story and a shot….well maybe a few shots.
In lieu of flowers, we were going to ask for donations to finance the Viking funeral at sea that he often
spoke of but even closer to his heart was finding a cure for cystic fibrosis. Please make any donations to:
Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted online at https://www.mcalister-smith.com.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to McAlister-SMITH FUNERAL & CREMATION, Jamesand,347 Folly Road, Charleston, SC 29412, (843) 614-8494.