Benny Franklin Hancock Sr.

Benny Franklin Hancock Sr., age 72, of Pulaski, passed away Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. Born Dec. 4, 1941 in Pulaski County, he was the son of the late Buford Palmer Hancock and Maggie Mae Phillips Hancock. His brother, Daniel “Pete” Hancock, and Sister, Velma Jane Winebarger also preceded him in death.

He was retired from Xaloy with 20 years of service as a machinist. He was veteran of the United States Army.

Surviving are his loving wife of 46 years, Freda Bond Hancock of Pulaski; daughter, Rebecca H. Williams of Pulaski; son, Benny Franklin Hancock Jr. and special friend, Trish Johnson, and her children (like his grandchildren) Kandice and Harlee Johnson of Buena Vista; grandchildren, David Godwin III and wife, Ashley, Devan Lee Davis, Sierra Nicole Hancock, and Suzanne Haley Hancock; brothers, Dallas “Mutt” Hancock and wife, Mary Ellen of Draper, Larry Hancock of Draper, David Hancock and wife, Phala, of Pulaski, and Gary Hancock and wife, Sandra, of Dobson, N.C. and sister, Diane Holdren of Roanoke.

Funeral services was held Monday, Feb. 10, 2014 at 11 a.m., Feb. 10 in the Bower Funeral Home Chapel, Pulaski with Pastor Mike Coleman officiating.

Interment will follow in the Memorial Christian Church Cemetery, Draper with military honors conducted at the graveside by the Pulaski VFW post # 1184.

Visitation was Sunday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. at Bower Funeral Home, Pulaski.

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Bower Funeral Home, Pulaski is handling the arrangements for the Hancock family.



One Response to Benny Franklin Hancock Sr.

  1. Janet Friend Murphy

    February 21, 2014 at 9:35 am

    Freda & Family: I am so sorry to hear of Benny passing. I am sorry for your loss. Benny was a good man and loved by many. My thoughts and prayers are with you all as you adjust to life without him.

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