Walter Franklin Hanson, 85, of Vernon, DE passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 6, 2022, at the Country Rest Home, Greenwood. Franklin was born near Vernon, the son of the late Walter J. and Myrtle E. Hanson. He served in the Delaware National Guard. Franklin was a farmer and owned and operated, along with his wife Barbara and son Ronnie, Vernon Creek Farms in Harrington all of his life. He also worked at the Dupont Seaford Plant for 38 years before retiring. He was member of the Farm Bureau for many years. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Barbara in 2013; two brothers Harry Hanson and Ralph Hanson; and one sister Doris Fry.
He is survived by his son Ronnie Hanson and his wife Rachel; two grandchildren Zachary Torgerson and Presley Hanson; one sister Irene Holloway; as well as several cousins, nieces and nephews.
A viewing will be held from 10 am to 11 am on Monday, November 14, 2022, at the Independent Bible Fellowship Church, 6797 Milford Harrington Highway, Harrington where funeral services will be held at 11 am. Burial will be in Concord Cemetery, Concord, MD. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to either Compassionate Care Hospice at https://www.amedisys.com/about/foundation/ or to the Independent Bible Fellowship Church, 6797 Milford Harrington Highway, Harrington, Delaware 19952. Arr. by McKnatt, Carpenter & Baker Funeral Home, Harrington. Letters of condolence may be shared with the family at www.loflandandmcknatt.com.