Charles Hannegan

Charles Hannegan

Charles Timothy Hannegan, 90, of Georgetown, passed from this life, in his home, on Friday, August 28, 2020.

He was born January 27, 1930 in Rochelle to the union of James “Big Boy” Hannegan and Becky Whiddon Hannegan.

Charles was a United States veteran, serving in the Korean War. He was a Master Mason at the Georgetown Masonic Lodge 298 F&AM. He graduated from Georgetown High School, and attended Louisiana Tech. He was an excellent carpenter and craftsman.

He launched his long career in the oilfield with Spartan Oilfield Tools. His career was interrupted by his service to his country in the Korean War. When he returned home, Charles joined Penrod Drilling Company and remained there for twenty-six years.

When Keyes Offshore was looking for someone to start up a new drilling company they decided on Charles because of his knowledge of the oilfield and his loyal following of some of the finest hands in the offshore industry. Charles spent twelve years as vice-president with Keyes Offshore, until they sold out to Marine Drilling Company.

He spent a year in retirement until he returned to the Gulf to help establish Southwestern Offshore. They sold out to Cliffs Drilling Company where he became a Manager of Drilling for the Gulf of Mexico.

Charles decided that fifty years in the oilfield was enough and returned home to Georgetown, where he served his family and friends for the remainder of his life.

Graveside services were held Wednesday, Sept. 2, at Mt. Zion Cemetery of Georgetown with Rev. Tommy Price officiating.

Interment followed under direction of Southern Funeral Home of Winnfield.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Harold Hannegan and Mike Hannegan; and sister, Beulah Hannegan Reon.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Margaret Riggs Hannegan, of Georgetown; two sons, Tim Hannegan (Gay) and Paul Hannegan, all of Georgetown; three grandchildren, Jana Karinsy (Keith), Todd Hannegan (Jamie) and Houston Hannegan; nine great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews; his sisters-in-law, Judy Riggs Moody and Inez H Riggs; and one brother-in-law, Eugene Rosier.

Pallbearers were Houston Hannegan, Todd Hannegan, Keith Karinsy, David Hannegan, Bob Riggs, and Andew Tant.

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