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Dr. William Arthur Hancox Jr.

October 3, 1929 - March 8, 2018
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Funeral service for Dr. William Arthur Hancox, Jr., age 88, of Fayetteville will be conducted at 3 PM on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at Fayetteville First Baptist Church with Dr. Jon Hathcock,  officiating. Burial will follow in Wright’s Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 1 PM until time of service at 3 PM at the church.

Dr. Hancox was born on October 3, 1929 in Maryville, TN to the late William Arthur, Sr. and Mildred B. Morton Hancox. He served in the US Navy during the Korean Conflict and attended Tennessee Tech University and Southern College of Optometry. Dr. Hancox was a charter member of the Fayetteville Kiwanis Club, member of the American Legion Post 42, American Optometry Association, Fayetteville Housing Authority, and the TN Academy of Optometry. He passed away on March 8, 2018 at Lynchburg Nursing Home, surrounded by his loving family.

Dr. Hancox was a member of the Fayetteville First Baptist Church for over 60 years, where he served in many roles including chairman of the deacons, Sunday school teacher, nursery worker, choir member and part of the kitchen crew.

Survivors include his wife, Jarrett Martin Hancox; son, William Arthur Hancox, III “Billy” of Chicago, IL; daughter, Amy Clayton and her husband Bart of Birmingham, AL; grandchildren, Will and Catie Clayton; and a brother, Rev. Jack Hancox of New Burn, NC. In addition to his parents, Dr. Hancox was preceded in death by his sister-in-law, Doris Hancox.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Fayetteville Lincoln County Library, large print book fund, 306 Elk Ave. N., Fayetteville, TN 37334. Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Dr. William Arthur Hancox, Jr.

Schedule of Services
  • Visitation
  • Date: March 11, 2018
    Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Service
  • Date: March 11, 2018
    Time: 3:00 PM