Funeral services for James Willie Hancock, age 85 of Murfreesboro, will be conducted Sunday August 7, 2016 at 2 p.m. at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Mitchell Gardner. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery beside his wife Maxine Hancock. Mr. Hancock passed away August 5, 2016 at St. Thomas of Rutherford in Murfreesboro.
A native of Mississippi he was the son of the late George Elbert and Katie Mae Strickland Hancock. Mr. Hancock was a head machine mechanic and was a member of The Pentecostals of Murfreesboro and a former member of the Huntland Pentecostal Church.
He is survived by his two sons Perry Keith (Beverly) Hancock and Charles Danny (Darlene) Hancock both of Murfreesboro; daughter Jamie Teressia Hancock of Murfreesboro; grandchildren Chassidy (Kevin) Allen, Josh (Charrier) Hancock, Lindsey (Wesley) Stephens, Jeffrey Kyle Hancock, Steven Kale (Amanda) Hancock; great grandchildren Kaylee Allen, Avery Allen, Emery Allen, and Hazel Kate Stephens; and sisters Beatrice Barron, Vera Mae Donahue, and Mary Jewell Wicks. In addition to his parents and wife, Mr. Hancock was preceded in death by his brothers Buford Billy Mark Hancock and Elbert Howard Hancock.
Visitation with the family will be Sunday August 7, 2016 from 12 -2 p.m. at Higgins Funeral Home.