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    Tuesday, August 28 2018
    Herman Bryce Hancock

    Posted by: Clarke & Staples Funeral Homes, Inc. AT 03:24 pm   |  Permalink   |  13 Comments  |  Email
    Ann and Family, God bless and comfort you in your great loss. May your wonderful memories sustain you in the days ahead.
    Posted by Jackie B. Conner on 08/29/2018 - 05:02 PM
    Thoughts and prayers to all of you. Herman was a fine person. Blessings, Betsy
    Posted by Betsy Newcomb Long on 08/29/2018 - 05:48 PM
    I've always loved Herman and I'm so glad to see this picture of him again! The whole family will miss him deeply, maybe we didn't see him often enough but we always knew he was there if we needed him. RIP cousin....
    Posted by Brenda Hancock Webb on 08/29/2018 - 06:35 PM
    Sending our sympathy and keeping you all in our prayers.
    Posted by Geraldine & Billy Glasscock on 08/29/2018 - 07:32 PM
    We love you Uncle Herman! You will be missed so much! Every time We see a bird flying high We all know you will be watching over us all. Spread your wings...they have another angel.
    Posted by Tracey Rowsey on 08/29/2018 - 08:48 PM
    Ann,I'm so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy for you and your family.
    Posted by Debbie(Still)Fitts on 08/29/2018 - 09:21 PM
    So sorry condolences to family . I went to school with Herman lived down 5th Street from him remember his black hair with brillcrean in it that he used. Was a great friend was very quiet so sorry didn't get to see him. In many years !!!!!
    Posted by Donnie obrien on 08/30/2018 - 12:04 AM
    My prayers are with you, may our Lord give you peace.
    Posted by Greg Elam on 08/30/2018 - 07:40 AM
    So sorry for your loss. May the Lord bless and sustain you and your family in the days and weeks ahead.
    Posted by Elizabeth Perez on 08/30/2018 - 08:10 AM
    May this sorrowful time allow you to reflect upon all the joy that you once shared with Herman. Ann, I remember going to your wedding. May your family be given the strength you need in the days ahead.
    Posted by Nancy Alder on 09/01/2018 - 12:14 AM
    My dear friend Herman, I enjoyed him so much, MY sincere condolences to the family. God Bless
    Posted by Gordon Erby on 09/01/2018 - 09:17 PM
    We are continuing to pray for your family. May the Lord bring peace during this difficult time.
    Posted by Debby Mayne on 09/02/2018 - 06:26 AM
    Sorry to hear. Heartfelt sympathy to the family.
    Posted by Mike Pettry on 09/24/2018 - 07:29 PM

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    Herman Bryce Hancock

    Herman Bryce Hancock of Victoria, Virginia, a lifelong Southern Baptist, went home to be with the lord on August 28, 2018. The cause of death was complications from a massive stroke. The son of Bryce Anderson Hancock and Grace Elizabeth Daniel Hancock, Herman was born on November 11, 1935. He is survived by the love of his life, his loyal and devoted wife of 56 years, Patricia Ann Bagley Hancock, as well as a daughter who cherished and loved him deeply, Tammy Hancock Murray (John) and two loving and admiring granddaughters, Jill (Joel) and Ann. He is also survived by a sister, Millie Hancock Coffman (Jon) of Victoria, two nieces and their four sons. Herman was born at home on a farm in Danieltown. He went on to graduate in 1954 from Victoria High School and then served the Army Signal Corps with distinction during the peacetime draft. He served for decades with dedication as an electronics technician at Fort Pickett in Blackstone. During his tenure, he excelled in continuing education. While serving, he saw many countries, including Germany, France and the Netherlands. Later, he tirelessly served the town of Victoria as supervisor of the water plant. After devoting so much time and energy to his work, he enjoyed many years of active retirement. Herman was dependable, loyal, and an aficionado of the King James Bible. Always generous and sacrificial, he cheerfully gave money to family, friends, and even acquaintances. He loved cars, especially Lincoln, Ford, and AMC AMX models. Nicknamed “Speed” in high school, he insisted that every car he drove had a V8 engine. At the time of his death, he was keeping eight cars on the road. His generosity included giving cars to several family members. His family was especially happy for him when he realized his dream of making a trip to watch the Indianapolis 500. Inspired by the song “Kansas City” by Wilbert Harrison, he took his wife and young daughter on a whirlwind five-day trip in his 1965 Thunderbird to visit the city. He drove his wife, daughter, and parents to New Orleans and back in his 1969 Lincoln Continental Mark 3, making sure to see Biloxi, Mississippi, since he liked the song by the same name as sung by Kenny Price. In later years he drove family members to multiple appointments and made many visits to see family in Northern Virginia. He enjoyed spending time with family, including a trip to Niagara Falls and Canada that encompassed touring the Ford Plant in Dearborn, Michigan, an anniversary trip to Las Vegas and a Disney World vacation. Now that the unique personality has been taken from us, the world is abundantly less fun and bright. He will forever be missed by countless friends and family whose lives he touched for so many years. We all now have a hole in our hearts that will never again be filled this side of Heaven. Our family is appreciative of any remembrance your heart leads you to make. We would be blessed by any contribution in his memory to Victoria Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 1, 1 p.m. in the Clarke Funeral Home, Kenbridge with the family receiving friends for the hour prior to services. Interment in Crestview Memorial Park, LaCrosse, Virginia.

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