Donald Hancock


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Posted Online: March 15, 2013, 7:22 pm
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Donald F. Hancock, 84, of Orion, died Thursday, March 14, 2013, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, March 18, at Orion United Methodist Church, 407 12th Ave., Orion. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, March, 17, at Kirk, Huggins & Esterdahl Funeral Home, 1301 4th St., Orion. Burial will be at Western Township Cemetery where military honors will be performed by Orion American Legion Post 255. Memorials may be made to Orion United Methodist Church.
Donald was born on Dec. 17, 1928, in Colona, the son of Melvin and Lila Gainey Hancock. He graduated from Orion High School in 1946. He served in the Navy as a CB105, at the time he played for the Amphibians football team and later was recruited by Duke University to play basketball and football.
Donald married Dorothy "Dottie" J. Bowman on July 24, 1949, in Bayside, Va. She preceded him in death on Jan. 18, 2000.
He served in the United States Navy and was a member of Orion United Methodist Church. Donald worked as an electrician and later became a supervisor at the Rock Island Arsenal. He worked there for 47 years, finally retiring in 1998.
Donald loved spending time with his grandchildren. He enjoyed playing golf and watching Orion sporting events, and he also played fast-pitch softball until the age of 40. He was entered into the OHS Hall of Fame in 2003.
Survivors include sons, Donald (Stacy) Hancock Jr., East Moline, Dan "Yogi" (Theresa) Hancock, Loves Park, Ill., David Hancock and Shannon Hancock, Orion, Darren (Robin) Hancock, Orion; grandchildren, Paul (Nancy) Hancock, Missy (Michael) Price, Kris (Justin) Anderson, Baillie Hancock, Brady Hancock, Macy Hancock and Reilly Hancock; great-grandchildren, Ryan Hancock, Sarah Price, Tate Hancock, Cade Hancock, Ty Anderson and Payton Anderson; and brothers, Arlyn "Shorty" Hancock, Cambridge, and Gerald (Barb) Hancock, Cambridge. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and brother, John.
Online condolences may be left for his family by visiting esterdahl.com.














 




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