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William ‘Bill’ Elmo Hancock || Obituary


William “Bill” Elmo Hancock, 82, passed from this life Aug. 8, 2019, at Texoma Medical Center. Services will be held Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service. The service will be led by Rev. Mike Fortenberry.  Burial at Evergreen cemetery will follow the service.

Bill was born March 10, 1937, in Petty, Texas to Joe and Ruby Gizzard Hancock.  He married Velma June Hicks on April 7, 1956. He resided in the Sash community for 52 years. He was employed by General Cable in Bonham, Texas for 43 years until his retirement in 2003. He enjoyed the outdoors and loved fishing as well as frying up a big mess of crappie for family.

He is survived by his wife June;  two daughters, Debbie Graham and husband, Randy of Sumner, Texas and Retha Freeman and husband, Kenneth of  Direct, Texas; three grandchildren, Kelly Chester and husband Jerry of Cooper, Texas, Stacey McCleskey of Cunningham, Texas, and Sharon Yoder and husband Nathan of Powderly, Texas; his nine great-grandchildren, Garrett, Alayna and Peyton McCleskey, Cody and Luke Hohenberger, Colin and Canon Ingram, Dakota and Kenzee McDowra;  his half- brother, Joe Ronald Hancock of Petty, Texas; mother- in-law, Beatrice Hicks; sisters-in-law, Reba Wolfe and Patsy Burge; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He is preceded in death by his parents and grandson, Lanny Hohenberger.

Pallbearers will be Cody and Luke Hohenberger, Colin and Canon Ingram, Nathan Yoder and Jerry Chester.  Honorary pallbearers are Kenneth Freeman and Randy Graham.

Online condolences may be made to the Hancock family by visiting fry-gibbs.com.


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