Joseph “Jolly” Randall Hancock, 81, a resident of Cypress, Illinois, passed away Friday evening, April 4, 2014 at 8:00 PM at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Marion, Illinois.
Joseph was born on November 5, 1932 in Simpson, Illinois, he was the son of Charles Joe and Leona (Sharpe) Hancock. He was united in marriage to Mary Elizabeth Allen on March 24, 1971 in Dongola, Illinois. She survives.
Other survivors include: A Son – Joseph Allen Hancock and his wife April of Buncombe, IL
A Daughter – Mandy Marie Hancock of Paducah, KY, 9- Grandchildren
2 Sisters – Marilyn Reardon of Kennesaw, GA and Joyce Vinson of Vienna, IL
Several Nieces & Nephews
In addition to his parents Joseph was preceded in death by:
A Brother- Donald Hancock
A Sister – Barbara Collier
Joseph was a U.S Army veteran serving from 1953-1954. He had worked for many years as an operator for Leonard Quint Exc. in Metropolis, IL. Joseph was an avid outdoors man and enjoyed hunting and fishing.
The family will hold a visitation Thursday evening, April 10, 2014 from 5PM – 7PM at the New Burnside Community Church with a Memorial Service to follow at 7PM.
Memorials may be made to the family to assist with final expenses and can be left in care of Bailey Funeral Home, PO Box 695, Vienna, IL 62995.