Lonnie Edgar Hancock

Born: Sat., Feb. 29, 1936
Died: Sun., Jun. 9, 2013


No services to be held


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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.

Survivors include:
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.

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Billy and Joyce Rodgers
   Posted Mon June 10, 2013
So sorry to learn of the passing of Edgar. We had many conversations and laughs with him in the mornings at McDonalds. He was a very nice person and will be greatly missed.

Joanne Coffey
   Posted Mon June 10, 2013
Will miss you Buddy!!! I know you will be watching over my grand boys. I will never forget all you did for them. Rest peacefully. Love Jerry and Joanne.

Reed & Cathy Moss
   Posted Tue June 11, 2013
We were deeply saddened upon hearing of Mr. Handcocks death. The last time Reed talked to him we knew he had been really sick. Reed thought alot of Mr. Handcock. The Sunday mornings at Gate arguing about Jeff Gordan and JR were a bright spot in his week. We are so sorry for your loss. He will be missed. Bless you.

Gary and Debbie Perry and Family
   Posted Tue June 11, 2013
Sorry for our loss! Hope to see everyone soon.

Debbie Burton Jessie
   Posted Tue June 11, 2013
So sorry. You know that your family has always held a special place in my heart. Love you all, Debbie

Nancy Piercy Cravens
   Posted Tue June 11, 2013
I'm so sorry for your loss. I always thought the world of your dad/husband.
I will always remember when we were younger, spending nights and days with Ellen and Donna. Those memories are special. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Nancy

Jeralyn and Pam Spires
   Posted Tue June 11, 2013
So sorry to hear of the passing of Edgar,we will miss him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Clifton and Judy Hopper
   Posted Tue June 11, 2013
Rosella, Donna and Ellen,
So sorry for your loss. He was a great neighbor to us for many years, he will be missed. He was always so friendly and was always the same. I enjoyed taking care of him when he was ill.

Helen White
   Posted Tue June 11, 2013
Rosie and Family,

We were very sorry to hear of Lonnie's sickness and passing. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

Ken and Helen White


Doug Sapp
   Posted Tue June 11, 2013
I was sorry to learn of Edgar's passing, It is sad to keep losing boys from Burton's Ridge. I leave our sympathy with the entire Hancock Family!

Patricia Starke
   Posted Tue June 11, 2013
Rosie, Donna, Ellen, Ed, & Eddie : Rudy & I will miss Lonnie from him sending us the newspaper articles to singing Happy Birthday to us . All our Love & prayers are with the family Rudy & Pat

Jennifer Coffey Appleby and Family
   Posted Tue June 11, 2013
Rosella, so sorry for your loss. I always loved having you guys for neighbors I know yall watched out for me when I was a little girl. Prayers for you and your family. Jen

Allen and Patty Green
   Posted Tue June 11, 2013
So sorry for the loss of Edgar,May God comfort the Hancock family during this diffcult time,you all are in our prayers.

Tim and Rhonda Bradshaw
   Posted Tue June 11, 2013
So sorry to hear about the passing of Edgar. He was a very good and thoughtful man. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family in this time of need.

Bob and Rita Reyknolds
   Posted Tue June 11, 2013
Rosella and family.......Prayers for the Peace of God to comfort you during the home going of Edgar. We have enjoyed his friendship over the short period of time we have known him. He was a special, kind, giving man and shared so many interesting stories with a wealth of knowledge. He also blessed us with his expertise knowledge in growing a yard and said we could stop him if he got too bossy, but we never wanted to stop him. We will miss him!
Love,
Bob and Rita Reynolds

Alice Wheeler
   Posted Tue June 11, 2013
Rosetta, I am sorry about Edgar passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Don and Joan
   Posted Wed June 12, 2013
Rosie was so sorry to hear of Lonnie's passing wish that we could have been closer to help you out. You take care of yourself and your family. Hugs Joan

Jim and Gerry lane
   Posted Fri June 14, 2013
Rosella and Family so sorry to hear of Lonnie's passing, may God bless and comfort you at this sad time.

Margaret Hancock Atkinson
   Posted Tue June 18, 2013
Edgar was a wonderful cousin. Earth's loss is Heaven,s gain. What a wonderful reunion we will all have someday. I just want to say to the family, I'm so sorry for your pain. I'm Clemon's oldest daughter. My dad loved Uncle Loren's family so very much. I have wonderful memories visiting all the family at Columbia, with Dad. Love and Prayers, Margaret

Kathy Nissley
   Posted Tue June 25, 2013
Rosella, I was so sorry to hear about Edgar's passing. Even though it had been years since I had seen him, I still remember how we picked at each other. You and your family are in my prayers. God Bless

Kristy Keene
   Posted Sun July 28, 2013
I am really going to miss seeing Edgar in McDonald's everyday. I am so sorry for your loss. He will be greatly missed!

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