Robert “Bob” Leon Hancock
May 5, 1934 -
March 1, 2024

Visitation

March 6, 2024
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Service 

March 7, 2024
2:00 PM

Interment

March 7, 2024
Obituary

Funeral services for Robert “Bob” Leon Hancock, age 89, of Fayetteville, TN, will be held at 2 PM on Thursday, March 7, 2024, at Higgins Funeral Home with Rev. Emerson Wiles and Chad Hancock officiating. Burial will follow in Higgins Cedar Hills Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be from 4 PM until 7 PM on Wednesday, March 6, 2024, at Higgins Funeral Home.

Bob was born May 5, 1934, in Birmingham, AL to the late Elijah Mosley and Eva Estelle Whitlock Hancock. He grew up near Cullman, AL as a part of a large extended family. He enjoyed playing sports, lettering in basketball at Fairview High School. Following high school, he enlisted in the United States Air Force, proudly serving his country for four years. He spent the majority of his professional career as a logistics engineer who worked on various programs for Army Air & Missile Defense. He dedicated many years to his profession and retired from the Patriot Project office in 2005. After retiring from his engineering career, Bob enjoyed working as a driver for our local car dealerships, where he formed meaningful friendships with his fellow drivers. Apart from his work, Bob enjoyed spending time outdoors and taking care of his home and yard. He was an avid fan of Auburn Football and loved watching games with his boys and grandchildren.

Bob was a member of Fayetteville First Baptist Church, and his faith family held a special place in his heart. He especially formed a close bond with the men in his Sunday School Class. He so enjoyed being an active part of his church and had such a generous heart. Known for his caring nature and wit, Bob always wore a smile on his face and had a contagious laughter that brightened the lives of those around him. His faith in Jesus Christ was evident in the way he lived his life and loved people.

Without a doubt, Bob’s greatest venture was starting his own family, who he cherished dearly. He was married to Linda for 53 happy years, building a home that abounded in love and grace. They raised four boys, pouring into them their very best. Bob was a family man and made it a priority spending quality time at home, nurturing the relationships that brought him immense joy and fulfillment. Bob’s grandkids were his special pride and joy. He loved watching them grow up and spread their wings. Mr. Hancock passed away March 1, 2024, at Donalson Care Center, surrounded by his loving family.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Steelman Hancock; daughter-in-law, Karen Hancock; sons, Eric (Sandy) Hancock, Chad (Stacy) Hancock, Bradley (Jennifer) Hancock; and grandchildren, Wesley, Samantha, Caleb, Hannah, Kate, Ben, Eli, Macy, Saylor, and Myles. In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his son, Scott Alan Hancock; brother, Norman Hancock; and his sister, Lyta Jean Beard.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Fayetteville First Baptist Church Youth Ministries, PO Box 623, Fayetteville, TN 37334.

Higgins Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Robert Leon Hancock.

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5 Comments

  1. Marsha Bradford

    Linda, and family, so sorry for your loss, Bob was a wonderful man! Prayers for your family during this time of loss.

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  2. Travis & Britta Emenecker

    Eric, Sandy and family – We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We hope your memories will bring comfort and peace during this sad time.

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  3. Karen Gilliam

    Mr. Bob will be sorely missed by all who knew him. He faithfully worshipped our Lord, and he was an example to others of a life well lived. My sincere sympathy his family. May God comfort you now and in the days to come.

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  4. Kathy Shook Brown

    Linda and family,
    I am so sorry for your heartbreak. Prayers for comfort and peace, in the time to come. God Bless

    Reply
  5. Rev. John E. Sanders

    My condolences to the family and friends. May your memories brighten your spirit, and the love of God by your faith in Jesus uphold you always.

    Reply

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5 Comments

  1. Marsha Bradford

    Linda, and family, so sorry for your loss, Bob was a wonderful man! Prayers for your family during this time of loss.

    Reply
  2. Travis & Britta Emenecker

    Eric, Sandy and family – We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We hope your memories will bring comfort and peace during this sad time.

    Reply
  3. Karen Gilliam

    Mr. Bob will be sorely missed by all who knew him. He faithfully worshipped our Lord, and he was an example to others of a life well lived. My sincere sympathy his family. May God comfort you now and in the days to come.

    Reply
  4. Kathy Shook Brown

    Linda and family,
    I am so sorry for your heartbreak. Prayers for comfort and peace, in the time to come. God Bless

    Reply
  5. Rev. John E. Sanders

    My condolences to the family and friends. May your memories brighten your spirit, and the love of God by your faith in Jesus uphold you always.

    Reply

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