NEWPORT NEWS - Robert B. 'Bobby' Hancock Jr., 86, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012, in his home.
He was a lifelong resident of Newport News and a graduate of Newport News High School. Bobby attended Va. Tech., and was a lifelong fan, and of course, a Redskins fan. He also graduated from the Newport News Shipyard Apprentice School and had worked for the Newport News Shipyard, as a Senior Designer, retiring after 40 years of service. Bobby was a member of Hidenwood Presbyterian Church, where he had served as a deacon and elder. He had also been a member of the Newport News Exchange Club, and the Warwick Yacht Club. In his spare time, he enjoyed boating, camping and spending time with his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, R. Berkley and Elizabeth Hancock.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Doris S. Hancock; daughter, Robin H. Bateman and her husband, Rick; son, Berk Hancock, all of Newport News; grandchildren, Christopher Hancock and his wife, Heather, Lindsey B. Nichol and her husband, Kevin, and Jason Hancock. Bobby is also survived by his beloved dog, Holly; and he loved his many cousins, nieces, nephews, and he adored his great-niece. His greatest love was his family, who he was so very proud of.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to Michelle Solomon and Heartland Hospice, for their compassionate care to Bobby.
A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, 2012, at Peninsula Memorial Park. A memorial service will follow at 3:30 p.m., at Hidenwood Presbyterian Church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hidenwood Presbyterian Church, 414 Hiden Blvd. Newport News, VA 23606.
Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.