William 'Bill' Hancock
Funeral service for William "Bill" Hancock, 84, of Hartselle will be Tuesday, January 21, 2014, at 1 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home with Bro. Walter Blackman officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mr. Hancock, who died January 18, 2014, at his residence was born August 1, 1929, in Morgan County to Rev. Garland T. and Nell Hancock. Bill Hancock worked as assistant manager of Pet Milk Company in Decatur from 1958 to 1978. He later became manager and part owner of Aquatech of Birmingham, DBA Pure Pack Ice in Pelham where he retired in 1993.
Mr. Hancock and his wife, Lillian Shedd Hancock were married 67 years this past New Year's Eve. Both members of East Highland Baptist Church where Mr. Hancock was an ordained deacon. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Garland Hancock Jr.; two sisters, Peggy Martin and Doris Willis; one daughter, Threasa Hogan Sandlin; and a grandchild, Christian Robin Hogan.
Survivors include his wife, Lillian Shedd Hancock; son, William Michael Hancock (Jean); daughter, Suzanne Hancock Freeman (Robert); six grandchildren, Craig Hogan (Michelle), Cissy Hogan Locklear (Clay), Becky Hogan Smith (Shawn), Matthew Hancock (Teresa), Zachary Hancock, Mary-Katherine Freeman Keenum (Gray); and nine great-grandchildren.
He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend and will be missed greatly. He is in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ.
In lieu of flowers, family request donations be made to the Hospice and Home Health Fund of Alabama, 2400 John Hawkins Parkway, Birmingham, AL 35244
Published in the Decatur Daily on Jan. 20, 2014
Peck Funeral Home
1600 Hwy 31 Sw Hartselle, AL 35640