Richard Hancock

Cottage Hills | Saturday, April 6 2013

Richard Allen Hancock, 72, of Cottage Hills, IL, passed away unexpectedly at his home, Sat. April 6, 2013.

He was born Dec. 26, 1940 in Jerseyville, IL to the late Alfred Allen & Anna Elizabeth (Holder) Hancock.

On Dec. 29, 1975, he and Telma Jean Martin were married in Wood River. She survives in Cottage Hills.

The U.S. Navy veteran retired from Laclede Steel after 36 years of service. He loved to fish.

In addition to his wife of 37 years, he is survived by: a son, Richard Allen Hancock II and his fiancée, Deanna Busby of East Alton, 3 daughters and 2 sons-in-law, Ramona Roberts of East Alton, IL, Cinnamon & David O’Bryan of South Roxana and Christie & Chuck Short of Cottage Hills, 9 grandchildren, Andrew, Zachary, Matthew, Drake, K.J., Renji, Ryan, Ashley and Brittini, 3 great-grandchildren, Arianna, Ryah & Lyric, a brother and sister-in-law, Mike & Ann Hancock of Godfrey, a sister and brother-in-law, Jan & Kevin Denomie of AZ, nieces & nephews and his dog, Honey Bear.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by: a son, James Martin and a sister, Carolyn Kincaide.

The family will hold a memorial service at 10:00 a.m. on Tues. April 9, 2013 at New Witness Fellowship, 226 Maple St, Meadowbrook, IL with Pastor Ed Smith officiating.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Assoc. or American Diabetes Assoc.

Obit Provided By:
Paynic Home for Funerals

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