James Roy Hancock
Tallahassee – James Roy Hancock was born in Metcalf, Georgia on November 12th 1926. After attending Leon High School he enlisted with the U.S. Navy during WW II aboard the USS Franklin. After his service in the military, Roy went on to work at Tallahassee Ford Motor Company where he remained for 50 years before his retirement. After retirement he spent much of his free time working on “wood working projects” that he gifted to his children, grandchildren and friends. Roy, long time member of Thomasville Road Baptist Church and Seminole Boosters, loved life, family, woodworking and the outdoors.
Pops lived a full, noble, happy life and passed peacefully on June 12, 2018 at age 91.
Roy is preceded in death by his first wife: Mattie Lue Hancock; a brother: Dee Hancock and sister: Kathy Scott. He is survived by his second wife whom he has been married to for 20 years: Jackie Barrineau Hancock; sons: Donald Ray (Jeanne) Hancock, Richard Keith (Margaret) Hancock, Randy (Michelle) Barrineau; daughters: Angie Barrineau (Tom) NyKamp, Georgie Barrineau (Carlos) Barrett; brother: Bobby (Joyce) Hancock; sisters: Dorothy (Wendell) Barrineau, Janice Mobley; sister-sin-law: Beth Hancock; 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
He will be remembered for this kindness, sense of humor, his lingering words of wisdom and his thoughtfulness. Roy, will be deeply missed by his wife, Jackie, his children and the rest of his family.
Services will be Saturday (6/16) at 2:00 PM in the Thomasville Road Baptist Church. The family will receive friends at the church, Saturday from 1:00 PM until time of service on Saturday. Interment will follow in MeadowWood Memorial Park.
Published in Tallahassee Democrat on June 14, 2018