Kenneth Gene Hancock, 80, of Granite City, IL, born Wednesday, November 18, 1942, in East St. Louis, IL, passed away Tuesday, January 3, 2023 at Bria of Alton in Alton, IL.
Kenneth was a Highway Commissioner for Canteen Township and a driver for David Hauling. Attended City Temple in Granite City, IL, and was a member of the Trail Dusters Chapter “E”, and he served as a Veteran in the United States Air Force.
He was preceded in death by his:
- Parents, William “Bill” and Modean Sally, nee Humphreys, Hancock
Surviving are his:
- Wife whom he married on January 13, 1962, Beverly Jean, nee Canen, Hancock of Granite City, IL
- Son, Ronald Hancock of Granite City, IL
- Daughter, Barbara (Kevin) Slayton of Grandin, MO
- Brother, Gary Hancock of Fairmont City, IL
- Erica (Matthew) Stephens
- Cassee Coffman
- Alyssa Hancock (David Umbaugh)
- Great grandchildren:
Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or City Temple in Granite City, IL.
Visitation: Visitation from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, Tuesday, January 10, 2023 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 pm, Tuesday, January 10, 2023 at Kurrus Funeral Home, with Rev. Sam Hart officiating. Interment will follow at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.
His service may be viewed starting at 12:50 pm through the Kurrus website live stream link.
Kenny was a wonderful man and a great friend and relative. He always had a smile on his face and was very loyal to all of his relatives, no matter how far away we were in distances. Rest in peace, cousin Kenny. We’ll meet again in heaven.
I will miss my grandpa Hancock so very much. He was the best grandpa I could have ever wished for. He was always there to help when you needed it. I have so many childhood memories with my grandma and grandpa, from driving cross country to Montana to going to six flags, and I’ll cherish those forever.
I’m definitely going to miss your clever sense of humor, always making me laugh. You will forever be in my heart, grandpa. I’ll tell my kids and grandkids all about you someday. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Rest in peace, my dear Cousin. So sorry to see you go. Hope to see you again in Heaven someday.
We were so fortunate over the years to get to spend time with Kenny and Beverly. .Kenny traveled many times to Ohio to spend time with our kids during their graduations. He was so thoughtful and always had a smile on his face. He will definitely be missed. Much love to all the family
I remember with fondness “Wild Bill”, Modean, Beverly and Ken when I was working at Our World Adult Day Care and Bill was one of our clients. Quite some time after Bill left us, some of our clients were on a field trip. Homeward bound, our bus broke down down on highway. A township truck happened by and here came Ken walking toward us after recognizing the bus. He came with a smiling face and arms outstretched. He was like a white knight to us all!!! Bless his heart, bless his soul❣️