Hancock, Francis Wade (3 Jan 1932 - 22 May 2016) [54710:M].
Son of Scroggins, Emily (Hancock) (29 Dec 1905 - 24 Feb 1995) [4700:M] [FS:].
Son of Hancock, Franklin Alfonsa (9 Mar 1902 - 26 Jun 1982) [18721:M] [FS:].
Newnan Times Herald, Francis Hancock, 25 May 2015 [Newsbank]
Find A Grave, Francis Wade 'Coach' Hancock, 22 May 2016 [26 May 2016]
(Updated 26 May 2016).
Newnan Times-Herald, The (GA) - May 25, 2016
Deceased Name: Francis Hancock
Francis Wade Hancock [54710:M] – "Coach Hancock" – passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 22, 2016 at his home in Senoia surrounded by his family.
He was born on January 3, 1932 to Franklin Alfonsa Hancock [18721:M] and Emily Scroggins [4700:M] and grew up there along with his two older sisters. After high school, he served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Japan during the Korean War.
After leaving the military, he attended Troy State Teachers College which later became Troy State University, receiving a Bachelor's Degree in History and English. While attending college, he met and married his wife of over 60 years, Merle Adams Hancock.
After college, he taught school and was Principal of the public school in Daviston, AL. He accepted a coaching/teaching position at East Coweta High School in 1963 and moved to Senoia. He taught a variety of subjects at East Coweta, but primarily Civics, History and Physical Education classes.
Although he enjoyed teaching, his great love, other than his family, was sports. Over the years, he coached many different sports including baseball, softball, basketball and track. He was instrumental in bringing football to East Coweta. He and Richard Ingram coached the school's first football team in 1967, and he continued coaching football for many years afterwards. He taught and coached for 33 years.
Once retired, he devoted his time to his wife and watching his grandchildren and later great-grandchildren participate in sports and other activities. Few things made him happier than an afternoon or evening spent with his family watching his beloved University of Alabama football team play. Roll Tide!
He is predeceased by his parents and his sister, Jean Hancock Osborne [54712:M] . and son-in-law, Martin Floyd. He is survived by his wife and three children, Marcus (Carol) Hancock, Gale Goldenberg and Ellen (Larry) Anderson; as well as his sister, Willette Hancock Martin [54711:M] of Alexander City, Alabama and many nieces and nephews.
He is also survived by six grandchildren; Julie (Bernie) Brody, Kelley Anderson, Ian (Shay) Goldenberg, Adam (Ashley) Hancock, Renee (Nate) Lawler and Zach (Grace) Anderson; as well as eight great-grandchildren, Austin McIntyre, Caden Nicholson, Myla Brody, Colton Lawler, Dylan Lawler, Gray Goldenberg, Greenley Goldenberg and Jackson Hancock.
Condolences can be expressed to the family at www.mckoon.com .
There will be a graveside service at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at the Senoia City Cemetery followed by lunch and fellowship with the family at the Senoia Community Center. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Senoia Cemetery Association, Post Office Box 194, Senoia, GA 30276.
McKoon Funeral Home & Crematory (770) 253-4580.
Newnan Times-Herald, The (GA)
Date: May 25, 2016
Author: The Newnan Times-Herald
Record Number: bc2aef2d1637ac7d51d81fbe983447fee1fde5b
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Francis Wade 'Coach' Hancock
Birth: Jan. 3, 1932
Death: May 22, 2016
Senoia City Cemetery
Created by: Susan R. Whatley
Record added: May 22, 2016
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