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Obituary: James Richard Hancock, Jr.

James Richard Hancock, Jr., 76, of Concord, departed this life on Friday, June 18, 2021, at his home.

He was born in Paducah, Kentucky on March 17, 1945, to James Richard Hancock, Sr. and Anna Lideker.  He married Janice Collins on April 8, 1983, in Memphis, Tennessee, and together they enjoyed over thirty-eight years of marriage.

Richard attended Union University in Jackson, Tennessee.  During his working years, he was a computer programmer.

He was an avid pilot and loved to fly ultralight planes and enjoyed parachuting.  He was a loving and caring man who was devoted to his wife, Janice.  All through their marriage they were highly dependent upon each other.

Richard was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church in Concord.

He is survived by his wife, Janice, of the home; sons, James Richard Hancock, III (Lee Ann) of Pinson, Tennessee, and Tommy Dunn, Jr. (Marcia) of Inverness, Florida, his daughter, elRonda Dickens, (Vernon) of Mountain View; three brothers, Joe Hancock, (Phyllis) of Tupelo, Mississippi, John Hancock (Jackie) of Paducah, Kentucky, and Jerry Hancock, of Paducah, Kentucky; his sister, Linda  Lindsey, of Paducah, Kentucky, five grandchildren, Jessica, Dylan, Matthew, Joshua, and Jacob; three great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and sister, Rebecca Harrison.

A Funeral Service will be Tuesday, June 22, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. at Missionary Baptist Church in Concord, with Bro. Richard Sparks and Bro. Chris Garrett officiating.

Visitation will be 12:00 p.m. until service time.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St Jude Research, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, Tennessee, 38105.

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