Lonnie Edgar Hancock, 77, of Columbia, KY, died Sunday, June 9, 2013 at 8:40 P.M. at the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset.
He was born February 29, 1936, to the late Loren & Glenna Hancock. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Geneva Raye Hancock & Jewell Law.
Edgar was the golf course superintendent at Pauma Valley Country Club in Pauma Valley, California for 18 years. In 1977, he and his family moved to a farm in Columbia. In 2005, he retired from the Kentucky Department of Transportation after 20 years of service.
He loved keeping his lawn looking like a golf course. He had a life-long passion for stock car and open wheel racing. Not only was he a fan, he also raced stock cars at El Cajon Speedway in El Cajon, CA, in the 1960’s.
His wife – Rosella Starke Hancock of Columbia
Two daughters – Donna Hancock of Lexington, Ellen (Ed) Woolery of Richmond
Three special little boys – Grandson, Eddie Woolery, Great-Great Nephews, Cy Yarberry & Brody Brock and a special niece, Ashtin Hancock
Four sisters – Charlene Taylor of Columbia, Vera (Starlin) Burris of Columbus, IN, Betty (Leamon) Burton of Hope, IN, Carolyn Sue (Rick) Perry of Flora, IL
Five brothers – Oral Hancock of Columbia, Gerald (Martha) Hancock of Columbus, IN, Jay Reed (Nancy) Hancock of Tampa, FL, Jeff (Patricia) Hancock of Russell Springs, Ronnie Hancock of Columbia
Several nieces, nephews, cousins & friends
At Edgar’s request, there will be no visitation or funeral service
In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to St. Jude’s Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Memphis, TN 38148
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.