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James Wilson Hancock

August 7, 1927 — June 8, 2020

James Wilson Hancock

James Wilson Hancock, 92, of Rockingham, completed his earthly journey on Monday, June 8, 2020.

Mr. Hancock was born August 7, 1927 in Forsyth County, one of 8 children of Joe Milton and Stella Poplin Hancock. He had served his country in the US Army and was a longtime, very active member of Cordova United Methodist Church. He had worked in textiles, retired from both Clark Equipment and Laurel Hill Paper Company and also was a farmer. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Adam Hancock and siblings, Harry Hancock, Lucille Redmond, Margaret Parsons and Mauyer Hancock.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 66 years, Jewell Terry Hancock; children, Jimmy Hancock (Teresa), Roger Hancock (Lannie) and Allen Hancock (Leeanna); grandchildren, Jeremy Hancock, Jamie Hancock, Eva Odom-Galler, Bryan Hancock and Shelly Steele; six great-grandchildren; four great great-grandchildren, and sisters, Sue Dray, Ella Mae Snipes and Joann Mercer.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the funeral service will be held privately in the Mausoleum of Richmond County Memorial Park.

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