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Clyde Monroe Hancock passed away April 15, 2013. Visitation will be held on Friday, April 19, 2013 at Wright and Ferguson in Raymond from 4:00pm to 8:00pm. Services for Mr. Hancock will be on Saturday at First Baptist Church in Raymond at 12:00pm with visitation starting at 10:00am. Burial will be at Raymond City Cemetery.
Mr. Hancock was preceded in death by his father, James "Buster" Hancock; mother, Savada Hancock; Brother, Carley Hancock and sisters, Annie Hern and Margie Diffenderfer.
He is survived by his wife, Alean Hancock; sister, Faye Graham; son, Dan Hancock (Bernie); daughter, Dee Dee Garrett (Bruce); daughter, Delena Strand (Duffy); 12 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Clyde was a decorated WWII Veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. Upon returning he attended MS State University at the branch at Prairie, MS and then transferred to Hinds Community College. After completion he went to work for the Ford Motor Company where he was their Service Manager for 17 years.
In 1970 he went to work for the Town of Raymond as the Town Marshall. As Raymond grew and became a city, he became the Chief of Police. He retired in 1997.
He retired with 38 years of service as the Fire Department Chief of the Raymond Volunteer Fire Department that he helped establish. It was one of his proudest accomplishments.
He served as Commander of American Legion Post 1 for one year. He has served as Commander of VFW Post 687 for eight years. During this time he was intricately involved with the Trail of Honor with Earl Rottmann of Harley-Davidson of Jackson.
Published in Clarion Ledger from Apr. 17 to Apr. 19, 2013