James Edward Hancock

Oct 19 2017

James Edward Hancock, age 79, of Gassaway passed away Thursday, October 19, 2017 at his home. He was a native of Cannon Co.

Survivors include his sons, Larry (Deborah) Hancock of Smithville & Gary (Jama) Hancock of Gassaway; 4 Grandchildren, Travis (Mary) Hancock, Chris (Lydia) Hancock, Emily (Erik) Hughes, & Matthew (Alex) Hancock; 9 Great Grandchildren, Kelsey Logan, Katie Hancock, Carter & James Hancock, Ethan & Josie Hancock, Porter, Cash, & Weston Hancock; Nephews & Niece, Wayne Hancock, Eddie Espy, & Joyce (Mike) Crosslin; and Sisters-in-law, Faye Burger & Lucille Parton.

Mr. Hancock was preceded in death by his parents, George Monroe Hancock & Lela Mae Keaton Hancock; Wife, JoAnn Parton Hancock; Brother, Earl D. Hancock; and Niece, Helen Espy.

The owner of Woodbury Insurance Agency, he was also the former owner of Gassaway Market, a farmer, and a Cannon County road commissioner since 1964.

Funeral Services will be 2 PM Sunday, October 22, 2017 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Alex Woodward officiating. Interment will follow at Sycamore Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 4 to 8 PM Friday, October 20, 8 AM to 8 PM Saturday, October 21, and 8 AM until the time of service Sunday, October 22.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Gassaway Community Center.

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