Lance Corporal Steven M. Hancock|
Lance Corporal Steven M. Hancock, 20, VMMT-204, MAG-26, 2D MAW, MCAS NEW RIVER, passed away on May 19, 2014 during a training exercise in North Carolina with the United States Marine Corps.
Born May 24, 1993 in Joliet, Illinois, he was the son of Michael and Susan (Healy) Hancock.
Steven was raised and educated in Coal City, graduating from Coal City High School with the Class of 2011. He was very active in Boy Scouts of America, and was a member of Boy Scout Troop 466 earning his Eagle Scout in 2011.
Steven joined the Marine Corps on March 5, 2012. He was the crew chief of his aircraft V-22 Osprey.
He was a member of the First Christian Church of Morris since 1999. An avid outdoorsman, Steven enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Steven is survived by his parents, Michael and Susan Hancock; two sisters, Julia Hancock and Mallory Hancock of Coal City; his paternal grandparents, James and Karen Hancock, and maternal grandfather, Arthur Lietz. Many Aunts, Uncles and cousins also survive.
He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Joyce Lietz, and his grandfather, Charles Healy.
Visitation for Lance Corporal Steven M. Hancock will be held on Thursday, May 29, 2014 from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the First Christian Church located at 455 W. Southmor Road in Morris. A Celebration of Steven's life will be held on Friday, May 30, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the First Christian Church with Pastor Greg Bolt officiating. Burial will be at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery. Full Military Honors will be conducted by the United States Marine Corps.
Memorials may be made in Steven's name to First Christian Youth Group or the Coal City Boy Scout Troop 466.
Arrangements have been entrusted with U.C. Davis-Callahan Funeral Home, 301 W Washington Street, Morris, Illinois. For further information visit the website at www.ucdaviscallahan.com or contact the funeral home at (815) 942-0084. Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting the website.
Published in The Herald-News from May 24 to May 25, 2014