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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1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.






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