BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — Paul W. Hanson, 62, of Bowling Green, KY, formerly of Beaver Dam, escaped the bonds and pain of this world on Monday, Feb. 25, 2019, at his home with his loving wife by his side. Paul was born on Feb. 6, 1957, to Reverend Wesley O. Hanson and the late Gloria Hanson.
On July 3, 1977, he married the love of his life, to whom he remained faithful until his last breath. Paul proudly and faithfully served his country in the U.S. Navy, traveling the world aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt.
Upon his honorable discharge, he returned home to Ohio County to raise his family, and eventually retired from over-the-road trucking, for he never lost his deep adventurous spirit. Paul, “Pap”, was an avid gardener, having not one, but two green thumbs. He enjoyed drag racing and ice hockey and was a lifelong fan of UK Wildcats basketball.
Paul loved to make people laugh, and, having story telling seemingly in his DNA, could keep people entertained for hours.
He was preceded in death by his father- and mother-in-law, Henry and Frances Burgess.
Paul is survived by his wife of nearly 43 years, Vicki Burgess Hanson, of Bowling Green, Kentucky; children, Jeffery Hanson (Ronda Cox), of Beaver Dam, Natalie (Brian) Holland, of Cromwell, Kentucky, Evan (Sarah) Hanson, of Cromwell, and Sarah “Kate” (Edward) Monheimer, of Frankfort, Kentucky; father, Wesley Hanson, of Hartford, Kentucky;
sister, Janet Hanson, of St. Paul, Minnesota; granddaughters, Caidence, Allison and Emilee Hanson, of Cromwell, and Bailey Monheimer, of Frankfort, Kentucky; bonus grands, Alyssa and Ashley Holland, Raeya Burton; and his special buddy, William (better known to Pap as “Wilbur”); brother-in-law, Joe (Mary Ann) Burgess; sister-in-law, Pat (Al) Parke, of Scottsville, Kentucky; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He remains deeply loved, and will be forever missed and held in the highest regard by any and all who’s lives he touched.
Services are at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 2, 2019 at Bevil Bros. Funeral Home in Beaver Dam with Bro. Greg Hillard officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of the service on Saturday. Military honors will be presented by the Ohio County Honor Guard.
Online condolences may be made at: bevilbrosfuneralhomes.com.