SYLVESTER -- Mr. F. Gene Hancock, 82, of Sylvester died Wednesday September 26, 2012 at the Willson Hospice House.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday September 29, 2012 at Pinson Memorial United Methodist Church with interment to follow in the Kimball Cemetery with Military Honors. The Rev. Mike Davis will officiate.

Mr. Hancock was born on October 27, 1929 to the late Ferris Jacob and Marguerite Lunsford Hancock in Anderson City. He had lived in Worth County all his life. Mr. Hancock was an Army Veteran of the Korean War and a member of William F. Sikes Post # 4825 of the VFW and the Moose Lodge. Mr. Hancock was a barber and enjoyed all animals especially his horses. He was an outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. Mr. Hancock was a member of Pinson Memorial United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife Jayne McGee Hancock of Sylvester; sons, Tony F. Hancock (Lynda) of Eatonton, Johnny M. Hancock (Cindy) of Sylvester, Kris Strawder of Sylvester; daughter, Tammy Driggers of Atlanta; sisters, Joyce H. Jones of Sylvester, Jackie H. Mitchell of Anderson City; brother, Doyle Hancock (Carol) of Anderson City; grandchildren, Anya Goldinger (Bobby), Tiffany Crosby (Justin), Kate & Laura Hancock, Kristopher Strawder, Kasey Moree (Tyler), Kleigh Strawder, Addie & Mary Margaret Driggers; great grandchildren, Dayton Wilkes, Heather Goldinger, Caiden Goldinger, Gavin, Gage & Kyndal Crosby.

In addition to his parents Mr. Hancock was preceded in death by his first wife, Jean G. Hancock on August 30, 1984.

The family will receive friends on Friday from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM at Banks Funeral Home.

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sracey 1 year, 6 months ago

I met Gene back in 1999 when we moved to Sylvester, where I worked with his son Kris at the computer store next to his barbershop. We became quite good friends and we often found time to gossip while standing outside the door. My favorite memory of Gene comes from the many times he used to catch me out by my not knowing my directions. Every now and then he would point across the street and ask me "what direction is that"... and with out fail I would answer, North! He would then slat me up behind the head (like Gibbs does Denoso on NCIS) and remark "That's West you idiot!"

He was a good man and I am proud to have known him.


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