Tommy William Hancock

March 9, 1933 - January 6, 2019
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Tommy William Hancock, 85, of Gracemont, Oklahoma passed away on January 6, 2019 on the same hill on which he was born March 9, 1933. He was the son of Audrey and Edna (Tommey) Hancock. He married JoAnn McCloskey on December 1, 1956. Together they had one son, Tony.

He was a 1960 college graduate of Oklahoma State University. While attending OSU in the late 1950s he was a member of the rodeo team and was an outstanding calf roper. He served in the Army for 2 years and was stationed at Fort Sill. He was a farmer/rancher as well as an elementary school teacher and taught 6th grade, Shop and was an elementary/junior high girls basketball coach. He finished his 22 year teaching career in Gracemont as an elementary principal. He enjoyed watching his son Tony play baseball and basketball and was an avid fan of his grandchildren's sporting events.

Tommy is survived by his loving wife, JoAnn Hancock, of 62 years. This family was blessed with one son, Tony William Hancock and wife Kim of Anadarko, Oklahoma. The family continued to grow with 3 grandchildren. Tyler William Hancock and wife Natalie of Edwardsville, Illinois, Taylor Audrey Hancock of Washington, Oklahoma and Hunter Kate Fink and husband Jordan of Cypress, Texas. The biggest blessings were the Great grandchildren, Ava Kate Hancock and Tucker William Hancock. Tommy is also survived by his Brother-in-law, Guy Lynn Brower of Gracemont, Oklahoma as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Audrey and Edna Hancock and sister, Roberta Brower.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, January 10, 2019 at the First Baptist Church, Gracemont, Oklahoma with Interment at Gracemont Cemetery, Gracemont, Oklahoma.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Baptist Church in Gracemont or Anadarko.

Under the direction of Ray and Martha's Funeral Home, Anadarko

Service Information

Date: January 10, 2019
Time: 11:00 am
Date: January 10, 2019

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Rev Marvin Delaware
Norman, OK
Tommy was my grade school teacher and at one time leased some of my Grandma Thelma's land here in Gracemont he was a good man and friend of family
David and Thresa Savgae
Gracemont, OK
So sorry for your loss.  He was a great teacher. Prayers for the Family.
Butch and Margie Hamilton
Anadarko, OK
Joann and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Butch thought a lot of him. Prayers for strength, comfort and peace in the difficult days, now and in the future.
God’s Blessings
Butch and Margie Hamilton
Rita mayall
Guthrie, OK
Joann so sorry to hear your loss, my prayers and heart will be with you. Sorry I am so far away. Hugs to all
Marsha Todd
Guthrie, OK
Joann, Tony and Family, I am so sorry for your pain and heart ache.  Mr. Hancock was one of my favorite teachers! I know he has been suffering and I am so glad to know that he came to be our brother in Jesus Christ! Love you all!
Tim McGlothlin
Joann, Tony and family I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my Thoughts and Prayers??????
Mika and Sharon Merryfield
Mustang okla, OK
My favorite teacher I will never forget the HIS teasing me about OSU beating OU praying for your family mike
Glen and Jane Harvey
Lookeba, OK
Prayers for the family...God be with all of you...
Lana Ryburn-Cross
Anadarko, OK
You are all in my thoughts. Rejoicing in the news we know his destination was secure. A miracle indeed.
Brad and Suzi Davis
Carrollton, TX
Our thoughts and prayers are with ya'll
Kay Williams
Gracemont, OK
Great man! Loved him as a teacher at Gracemont.
Gary and Kathy Dodson
We are so sorry for your loss.  May your memories of better times help heal your broken hearts. We are praying for your family.
Glenda K Askins-Cox
Shawnee, OK
I am so sorry to hear about your loss.  Mr. Hancock was the BEST teacher! In 6th grade, when we were taking a test, he loved to walk by me and put that white Elmer's glue on my arm & rub it in so that the hair would be matted & he thought that was hilarious! He had a funny bone, as well as a sweet personality! He will be missed.  Sending prayers for your family.
Bonnie Blue Smith
Oklahoma City,, OK
Sorry to hear of the loss of my classmate, Tommy was a good friend to everyone.
God bless you Joann & family.
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