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01/11/12 - NNHS Newsletter - Bobby Hancock

Robert Berkley Hancock, Jr.
(d. 10 Jan 2012)

Newport News High School Class of February 1943

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   We have yet another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter today.
   Bobby Hancock, Class of February 1943, passed away in his home in Newport News on Tuesday, January 10, 2012, at the age of 86. 


From the Daily Press - 01/11/12:

             Robert B. Hancock

 

 

NEWPORT NEWS - Robert B. 'Bobby' Hancock Jr., 86, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012, in his home.

He was a lifelong resident of Newport News and a graduate of Newport News High School. Bobby attended Va. Tech., and was a lifelong fan, and of course, a Redskins fan. He also graduated from the Newport News Shipyard Apprentice School and had worked for the Newport News Shipyard, as a Senior Designer, retiring after 40 years of service. Bobby was a member of Hidenwood Presbyterian Church, where he had served as a deacon and elder. He had also been a member of the Newport News Exchange Club, and the Warwick Yacht Club. In his spare time, he enjoyed boating, camping and spending time with his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, R. Berkley and Elizabeth Hancock.

 

Bobby Hancock
 

 

 

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Doris S. Hancock; daughter, Robin H. Bateman and her husband, Rick; son, Berk Hancock, all of Newport News; grandchildren, Christopher Hancock and his wife, Heather, Lindsey B. Nichol and her husband, Kevin, and Jason Hancock. Bobby is also survived by his beloved dog, Holly; and he loved his many cousins, nieces, nephews, and he adored his great-niece. His greatest love was his family, of whom he was so very proud.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Michelle Solomon and Heartland Hospice, for their compassionate care to Bobby.

A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, 2012, at Peninsula Memorial Park. A memorial service will follow at 3:30 p.m., at Hidenwood Presbyterian Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hidenwood Presbyterian Church, 414 Hiden Blvd. Newport News, VA 23606.

Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.

Published in the Daily Press from January 11 to January 13, 2012.
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January 11, 2012  
 
We will always remember the love of life, VT and the Redskins that Bobby had. He was truly a kind person and we enjoyed spending time with him over the years at the campground. Doris, we are keeping you and your family in our prayers and thoughts.

~ Cecil and Brigitte Corbin, Williamsburg, Virginia

 

January 11, 2012   

Bobby's passing has left us all a little poorer, but my memories of him will always bring a smile when I think of his sweet nature and the friendly encounters we had from the time of our childhoods until recently. Our chance meetings always brought a hearty greeting and a hug and lifted my spirits, no matter what else was happening. He was truly a good and gentle man who will be missed by so many. Doris, I wish you and the family peace and my deepest condolences at this sad time.

~ Bette Flannagan Davis, Newport News, Virginia


January 11, 2012

I remember Bobby as a faithful member of our church. He had a kind and gentle nature that is also reflected in some of his descendants.

~ Leroy Spearman, Newport News, Virginia


January 11, 2012  

  We will surely miss Bobby and the fun & laughter we shared. Our lives were truly blessed by knowing him. Love to Doris & Berk and all the family.
Charles & Betty Jane Duncan

~ Betty Jane Duncan, Gloucester Point, Virginia


January 11, 2012  

From our family to yours thoughts and prayers.. He was blessed to have you and you blessed to have him. God has him now and he awaits your arrival one day.. the Boyd family.

~ Marie Boyd, Newport News, Virginia

 


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  Our sincerest condolences are extended to the Hancock family and their friends at this difficult time.


   From Fred Field (June '45) of CA - 01/12/12, 11:55 AM - "  Robert Hancock Obit.":

Hello Carol, Jan. 12, 2012

Robert (Bobby) Berkley Hancock, Jr. was in the NNHS Class of February 1943.

Fred
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Fred W. Field
Loma Linda & Fullerton, CA
fwfield@juno.com

   Thank you so much, Fred.


  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol

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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
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915-780-3048
 


 O God, Our Help in Ages Past

Words by Isaac Watts, The Psalms of David, 1719 (based on Psalm 90)
(17 July 1674 - 25 Nov 1748)

Music, St. Anne, by
William Croft, 1708
(10 Dec 1678 - 14 Aug 1727)


1. O God, our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come,
Our shelter from the stormy blast,
And our eternal home.

2. Under the shadow of Thy throne
Thy saints have dwelt secure;
Sufficient is Thine arm alone,
And our defense is sure.

3. Before the hills in order stood,
Or earth received her frame,
From everlasting Thou art God,
To endless years the same.

4. Thy Word commands our flesh to dust,
“Return, ye sons of men”:
All nations rose from earth at first,
And turn to earth again.

5. A thousand ages in Thy sight
Are like an evening gone;
Short as the watch that ends the night
Before the rising sun.

6. The busy tribes of flesh and blood,
With all their lives and cares,
Are carried downwards by the flood,
And lost in foll’wing years.

7. Time, like an ever-rolling stream,
Bears all its sons away;
They fly, forgotten, as a dream
Dies at the op’ning day.

8. Like flow’ry fields the nations stand
Pleased with the morning light;
The flow’rs beneath the mower’s hand
Lie with’ring ere ’tis night.

9. O God, our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come,
Be Thou our guard while troubles last,
And our eternal home.


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