Dr. William Arthur Hancox Jr.
October 3, 1929 -
March 8, 2018

Visitation

March 11, 2018
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Service 

March 11, 2018
3:00 PM

Interment

Obituary

 

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.

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12 Comments

  1. Todd and Jan Lineberger

    We are so sad to hear about this Mrs. Jarrett, Billy and Amy, Dr. Bill was such a fine man with a beautiful heart. Now he is in the presence of The Lord Most High. Jan and I wish you comfort and healing during this time. Love you guys. Todd and Jan Lineberger

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  2. Tammy Bigham Dean

    I am so very sorry to learn of Dr. Bill’s passing. He was a wonderful, Christian man, and brought joy to everyone around him. You are in my prayers for comfort and peace. God Bless You!

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  3. Betty Zimmerle Smith

    Jarrett, Bill & Amy, If it is possible to enjoy a funeral (and I believe it is when the long life of a godly Christian man is remembered) then I have not spent a more worthwhile Sunday afternoon in a long time. I have wonderful memories of my teen years at FBC-F’ville and Dr. & Mrs. Hancox as youth sponsors. You gave my daughter Mindy (who’s now 43) a gold baby ring when she was born & your names are signed as visitors in her baby book. Dr. Hancox was also my optometrist and David’s. God comfort and bless you.

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  4. Mike And Sherry Parks

    Mrs. Hancox, Billy And Amy,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Dr Hancox was a kind man. Our prayers are with you in the days to come.

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  5. Donnie Currin

    So sorry for your loss. I have had fond memories of doing things with Dr. Hancox at church.

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  6. David Kinser

    So sorry to hear this , prayers to your family

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  7. Dennie&Betty Jo Massey

    Jarrett and family may GOD BE WITH EACH OF YOU IN THE LOSS OF YOUR LOVE ONE .We Have YOU in our prayers

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  8. Freda Kinser Blair

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for peace and comfort in the days ahead.

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  9. Robert and Judy Strope

    We extend our heart felt sympathies for the loss of Dr Hancock. He was a kind and genuinely unique man in our community. Prayers for you all for strength as you go through this time of grief..

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  10. Kim Halcomb Cowart

    Ms. Jarrett, Amy & Billy, I am so sorry for your loss. Dr. Bill was such a kind and loving man. My prayers are with you during this sad time. I know God is with you and will see you through this. My the wonderful memories help to heal your hearts.

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  11. Christie and Jon Atkins

    Deeply sorry to hear of the loss of Dr. Hancox. He was always such a happy, sweet person! Amy, I certainly understand your pain and will be praying for your comfort. Sending much love, dear friend.

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  12. Sarah and Jack Raby

    Please know that you have our most heartfelt sympathy. In the days and months ahead, you will be in our hearts and prayers. We love you.
    Sarah and Jack Raby

    Reply

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12 Comments

  1. Todd and Jan Lineberger

    We are so sad to hear about this Mrs. Jarrett, Billy and Amy, Dr. Bill was such a fine man with a beautiful heart. Now he is in the presence of The Lord Most High. Jan and I wish you comfort and healing during this time. Love you guys. Todd and Jan Lineberger

    Reply
  2. Tammy Bigham Dean

    I am so very sorry to learn of Dr. Bill’s passing. He was a wonderful, Christian man, and brought joy to everyone around him. You are in my prayers for comfort and peace. God Bless You!

    Reply
  3. Betty Zimmerle Smith

    Jarrett, Bill & Amy, If it is possible to enjoy a funeral (and I believe it is when the long life of a godly Christian man is remembered) then I have not spent a more worthwhile Sunday afternoon in a long time. I have wonderful memories of my teen years at FBC-F’ville and Dr. & Mrs. Hancox as youth sponsors. You gave my daughter Mindy (who’s now 43) a gold baby ring when she was born & your names are signed as visitors in her baby book. Dr. Hancox was also my optometrist and David’s. God comfort and bless you.

    Reply
  4. Mike And Sherry Parks

    Mrs. Hancox, Billy And Amy,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Dr Hancox was a kind man. Our prayers are with you in the days to come.

    Reply
  5. Donnie Currin

    So sorry for your loss. I have had fond memories of doing things with Dr. Hancox at church.

    Reply
  6. David Kinser

    So sorry to hear this , prayers to your family

    Reply
  7. Dennie&Betty Jo Massey

    Jarrett and family may GOD BE WITH EACH OF YOU IN THE LOSS OF YOUR LOVE ONE .We Have YOU in our prayers

    Reply
  8. Freda Kinser Blair

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for peace and comfort in the days ahead.

    Reply
  9. Robert and Judy Strope

    We extend our heart felt sympathies for the loss of Dr Hancock. He was a kind and genuinely unique man in our community. Prayers for you all for strength as you go through this time of grief..

    Reply
  10. Kim Halcomb Cowart

    Ms. Jarrett, Amy & Billy, I am so sorry for your loss. Dr. Bill was such a kind and loving man. My prayers are with you during this sad time. I know God is with you and will see you through this. My the wonderful memories help to heal your hearts.

    Reply
  11. Christie and Jon Atkins

    Deeply sorry to hear of the loss of Dr. Hancox. He was always such a happy, sweet person! Amy, I certainly understand your pain and will be praying for your comfort. Sending much love, dear friend.

    Reply
  12. Sarah and Jack Raby

    Please know that you have our most heartfelt sympathy. In the days and months ahead, you will be in our hearts and prayers. We love you.
    Sarah and Jack Raby

    Reply

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