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Henry K. "Hank" Hauser

September 26, 1922 ~ January 3, 2020 (age 97)


Henry K. “Hank” Hauser, 97, of Charleston passed away January 3, 2020. Hank was born September 26, 1922 in Indianapolis, Indiana to the late Henry Fred Hauser and Myrtle Irene Simpson Hauser. He was a member of CornerStone Free Will Baptist Church. He was a retired Electronic Engineering Technician U.S. Army Veteran after serving 21 years during which he served during the WWII, Korean War and Vietnam. He was also a

Member of the Gideon’s International

Past Commander of the Greenbrier Commandry #15

Past District Commander & Life member of the VFW & American Legion

Past Master of the Greenbrier Masonic Lodge #42 AFAM & member of the Beni Kedem Temple in Charleston, West Virginia

Past High Priest Royal Arch Chapter #21 Ronceverte, West, VA

Life Member Knights York Cross of Honor 194

Past Worthy Patron of Eastern Star

Past President of the IZAAK Walton League

Past National Director of the IZAAK Walton League

Served on the Silver Haired Legislature Board in West Virginia for 2 years as a Representative and 2 years as a Senator

Graduate of the School of Hard Knocks at Alderson Broadus College in Philippi, West Virginia

Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonel

One of Hanks most memorable sayings was “Jesus Loves You”

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Robert and William Hauser and one sister, Nehna King.

Funeral service will be held Tuesday, January, 7 at 12 Noon at Smith Mortuary burial with military honors following at U.S. National Cemetery-Fort Smith at 2PM under the direction of Smith Mortuary, Charleston, AR.  Reverend Jimmy Cook will officiate.

Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife Sue; one son Michael and wife Jackie, one granddaughter Heather Hauser Speer and husband Levi, two step daughters, Sharon Schmitt and Carol Erwin; one step son Robert Schmitt; numerous step grandchildren and step great grandchildren.

Family will receive friends from 6PM until 8PM Monday, January, 6, 2020  at the funeral home.

Donations may be made to Gideon’s International Greenwood Camp; P.O. Box 685; Greenwood, AR 72936.


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January 6, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Smith Mortuary
22 North Greenwood
Charleston, AR 72933

Funeral Service
January 7, 2020

12:00 PM
Smith Mortuary
22 North Greenwood
Charleston, AR 72933

Military Honors
January 7, 2020

2:00 PM
Fort Smith National Cemetery
522 Garland Street
Fort Smith, AR 72901


The Gideons International-Greenwood Camp
PO BOX 685, Greenwood AR 72936

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