Kevin James Hanson, 53, El Dorado, died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012.
Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, at Carlson Funeral Home, El Dorado. Burial of cremains will be at a later date.
He was born on Dec. 24, 1958 in El Dorado, the son of Leo Nelson and Carolyn (Loyd) Hanson. Kevin received his GED and worked at Cessna Aircraft and had his own tree trimming business for the past 10 years. He loved to fish and was a people person; a hard worker, enjoyed visiting with people and had helped a lot of people.
He is survived by: his wife, Judy Watson, of the home; son, Anthony Hanson of El Dorado; brothers, Tony Hanson, Stinnett, Texas, Robert Hanson, El Dorado, and Randy Hanson, Teague, Texas; a sister Julie Strickland, Fitch, Texas; brother, Raymond Caudle, Fla.; his mother and step-father, Carolyn and Jerry Caudle, Hulbert, Okla.; brother, Kris Hanson, Arkansas; and seven grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Memorials to his memory for the Arthritis Foundation may be left with Carlson Funeral Home, El Dorado, in charge of the arrangements.