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Royal Lee Hancock

April 23, 1929 — August 13, 2021

Royal Lee Hancock, 92, peacefully passed away at home with his family on Friday, August 13, 2021.  He was born on April 23, 1929, in New York, Texas, to parents Robert and Virgie Hancock.

Royal married his wife, Lucy, on April 23, 1950.  They were married for 71 years and had three children together.  He worked for LTV for over 40 years traveling to New Orleans, where he built equipment for NASA.  After he retired, he and Lucy loved to travel in their motor home to places that took them away from the Texas heat.  They particularly enjoyed the weather in Arizona; it was in Flagstaff, Arizona their daughter, Karen, was born.  Their two sons, Royal Jr. and Robert, were born in San Diego, California.

He is survived by son Robert Carroll Hancock; sister Addi Arndt; grandchildren Blaine Hancock, Roy Stringer, Eli Hancock, Clifton Lowe, Dana Smith, Dianna Burnthorn, and Kylan Hancock; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Royal is preceded in death by his parents; wife of 71 years, Lucille Faye Hancock; son Royal Lee Hancock, Jr. “Happy”; daughter-in-law Mary Belle Hancock; and daughter Karen Nelson.

Bro. Ed Shauer with the First Church of the Nazarene in Gun Barrel City, Texas, will officiate for the Hancock family.

Pallbearers are Bob Kirk, Josh Brooks, David Burnthorn, Gary Talafuse, Wayne Bone, Vern Garrett, and Randy Garrett.

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Visitation

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

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Interment following funeral service

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Oaklawn Memorial Park

3100 FM317, Athens, TX 75752

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