He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Cecil and Ellen Rolen and Edward “Bud” Hanks. Dylan is survived by his parents, William “Billy” Hanks and Terry Hanks; a sister, Kayla Penca, and her husband and children, Joey, McKenna and Madelyn Penca; and his grandmother, Marietta Hanks, all of Christiansburg. He is also survived by his uncle and aunt, Charley and Linda Hanks; cousins Brandon Ramsey and Lindsey Hanks; uncle and aunt David and Kathy Graciano; and cousins Kristy Sosso and Gina Astorino and their families.
Dylan was a 2014 graduate of Christiansburg High School and a 2016 graduate of New River Community College. He was currently an employee of Duncan Ford Lincoln Mazda and was always considered a part of the Duncan family. He was a previous employee of Shelor Motor Mile.
Dylan’s passions included his family, friends, being on the lake, and riding motorcycles with his friends. Dylan carried many titles, as he was an amazing son, brother, and uncle. He was a wonderful friend who always thought about others. His friends spoke of his kind soul, caring personality, and memories that last them a lifetime. His bright smile could light up a room, and he lived every day to the fullest. His love for life was extraordinary. Dylan was loved by all who knew him and will be deeply missed but never forgotten by his friends and family.
A special thank-you from the family goes to some of Dylan’s closest friends for not only being there, but helping fill our souls with love, laughter, and stories of Dylan to help get us through.
A special thank-you also goes out to 9 mountain ICU at Roanoke Memorial Hospital for their compassion and care that will never be forgotten.
The family received friends on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021, from 12 to 2 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg, and a service followed. A private burial with family will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Christiansburg Fire Department.