Edward Reed Hanshaw passed away on Sunday December 18, 2011, after a long illness. He was born on December 4, 1929 in Odem, Texas to James and Jessie Hanshaw. As a young man he was generally known as “Slick”.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, one sister, and one son-in-law.

Here to cherish his memory is his beloved wife of 61 years, Frances; three children, Diana (Sam) Johnston, James (Emilee) Hanshaw and Brenda Moore; five grandchildren and several great grandchildren along with one sister, Natalie Lane.

Edward was actively involved in several fraternal organizations which included the Masonic Lodge #1337, Past Worshipful Master; Independence Chapter #1044 OES, Past Worthy Patron (3 times); and the Al Amin Shrine, recorder 1988—1994 and past potentate 1999. He also was a member of the directors staff, provost Guard (past state marshall) and Al Amin Chefs.

During his life he worked for CPL, REA, Texas Dept. of Public Safety, Southern Minerals, Texas Oil and Gas and Dinero Oil.

The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, December 20, 2011, p.m. at Sawyer George Funeral Home.

Funeral Services were held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, December 21, 2011, at Sawyer George Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow at the Odem Evergreen Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Al Amin transportation fund would be appreciated.

Sawyer-George Funeral Home in charge.