William Henry Hancock Jr., 70, died on June 24,2013, at his home with family after a long illness. He was born on July 26, 1942, in Floyd County. He was a 1960 graduate of Check High School, and graduated from Virginia Tech in 1966. After becoming a CPA, he served as the chief financial officer of several companies and retired from Smithfield Foods. Bill was preceded in death by his mother, Doris Hancock Grimes; his father, William H. Hancock Sr.; and his son, Matthew Lee Hancock.
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He is survived by his wife, Van (Venicia) and their sons, Robert, of Banner Elk, N.C. and Luke, of Louisville, K.Y.; his former wife, Bunny, of Roanoke and their son, Will (Angela) and granddaughter, Sierra, of Louisville, K.Y. He is also survived by his brothers, Frank (Mary Alice), of Check, Jimmie (Terri), of Radford; sisters, Media Rains, of Pittsgrove, N.J., and Sharon Matlack (Rudy), of Franklinville, N.J., as well as many nieces, nephews, and other family.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, July 28, 2013, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Oakey's South Chapel, 4257 Brambleton Ave. Roanoke, VA 24018.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 29, 2013, at Havens Chapel United Methodist Church, 3375 Daniels Run Road, Check VA 24072, with Pastor Darren Landon presiding. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in memory of Bill to the
. Arrangements by Oakey's South Chapel. 540-989-3131.
Published in Roanoke Times on July 7, 2013