Charles R. Hancock

HANCOCK Dr. Charles R. Hancock departed from this life to his eternal rest on October 29, 2012. A beloved husband, father, grandfather, mentor, and friend, Charles Hancock served as a professor in the College of Education at The Ohio State University for 26 years, which included service as Director of the Young Scholars Program, and Associate Dean in the College of Education and Human Ecology. He advised and/or graduated more than 60 PhD students since coming to OSU. Prior to OSU, he taught at Teachers' College of Columbia University, the State University of New York at Albany, and the University of Maryland, College Park. He spoke and loved languages, lectured and taught all over the world, including France, Senegal, Burkina Faso, China Indonesia and Chile. He served as president of several professional organizations, including ACTFL, MFLA, and OFLA. He was known for his commitment to his faith, family, love of education, and equality for all. Predeceased by parents Victor and Alice Hancock, and brothers Victory and Gregory. Survived by his wife of 47 years, Theresa Meriwether Hancock; daughters, Ange-Marie Hancock (Stephen Hodges), Nicole Hancock Husband (Walter), and Janine Hancock Jones (Chris), all of Los Angeles, CA; grandchildren, Taylor and Avery Jones and Sofia-Rose Husband; three brothers; two sisters; and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral service 7 p.m. Monday, November 5, 2012 at New Salem Missionary Baptist Church, 2956 Cleveland Ave., with family receiving friends from 6 p.m. until the start of service. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider making a tax-deductible donation to The Hancock Fund for Educational and Racial Justice. The fund was created by the Hancock family to support the causes he cares most about: He was greatly loved and will be deeply missed. Arrangements entrusted to DIEHL-WHITTAKER FUNERAL SERVICE, 720 E. Long St. To read his extended obituary and sign the online memory book, please visit

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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Nov. 4, 2012