Ernest Theadore Hancock Jr., 75, of New Fairview died Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, in Decatur.
No service will be held.
Ernest was born June 24, 1939, to Ernest and Myrtle (Kilpatrick) Hancock Sr. in Dade City, Fla. He married Sheryl Kay Dodge July 8, 1960, in Mesa, Ariz. Ernest was a retired claims adjustor who served his country in the U.S. Air Force.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Sheryl Hancock of New Fairview; son Ernest Theadore Hancock III of Phoenix; daughters Sherilyn Faye Dowlearn of Decatur and Rhonda Lynn Starin of Prescott Valley, Ariz.; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.