Hank was born in the farming community of Lake City, SC. He performed with the Carolina Hillbillies on radio in the late 1930’s and early 1940’s prior to his military service in WWII. When Hank returned home from the war he attended college eventually becoming an accountant. Hank was absent from music until the late 1970’s when he along with his son David (who left the band in 1994), Don Ashley and Tom Sherrod laid the groundwork for the Carolina Rebels.
Hank plays mandolin with the group and sings high tenor vocals that will remind some of Carl Storey and Joe Val. Hank is the business manager for the band and seems to enjoy the role of “The Headache Man”.
Hank lives in Columbia with his wife Barbara and they have 3 children and 3 grandchildren.