Jack V. Hancock

Jack (Jacko) Hancock passed away at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan on the evening of April 25, 2019 – surrounded by family and friends.

He was born on November 16, 1943 to Jack and Kathryn in Detroit, Michigan. He was a remarkable athlete, skating for the Junior Red Wings, and was also the loving husband of his dear wife Cathy for 44 years. His infectious, encouraging and content personality will be deeply missed by his two daughters Lindsey and Courtney and their husbands the two Nates. Jack was very proud of his three grandchildren; Paige, Luke and Emery. He is survived by his younger brother Gregory Hancock and was preceded in death by his younger sisters Jill Hancock and Nancy Singleton (Hancock).

Jack will forever be remembered for simply loving life and bringing immense joy to those around him. He enjoyed playing golf, soaking up the sun on warm days, watching/listening to any Detroit sports team and spending his free time with his loving wife Cathy and his dear friends and family.

He lived his life loving the Lord with all of his heart.

Jack can be celebrated with his friends and family on Monday, April 29th at:

Heritage Church
44625 Schoenherr Rd
Sterling Heights, MI 48313

Visitation: 6:00 – 7:00 PM
Service: 7:00 – 7:30 PM

Flowers can be sent to Heritage Church directly. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to:

Samaritan’s Purse Home Page

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  1. We are so sad. Jocko s passing is a shock and indeed a reminder of how short our days are. So thankful for years of friendship and joys and even last month enjoying the Whatabouts concert and Jack on stage. So blessed he knew the Lord Jesus as his savior and lived a great life !! Hugs to you Cathy and the girls. We cannot find words. … but our prayers Love Cindi and George Jackson.

  2. Brent Paterson/Linda Paterson

    So sad and so very sorry to hear about Jacko’s passing. I am truly fortunate to have grown up with Jacko spending countless hours with him playing baseball, street football and ice hockey. A truly great athlete and one outstanding hockey player with an extraordinary humble disposition and great sense of humor.
    Jacko will always be my other big brother who indeed left a mark on my life which I will be forever proud of.
    Rest In Peace my friend, you will be forever missed!

  3. Janet Moffat DeMerchant

    I remember Jack we’ll from our days at Schulze Elementary. So sorry to hear of his death, and sincere condolences to his family.

  4. I am so sorry to hear about Jack’s passing. I worked with him at AAA and always enjoyed his personality and humor! He was such a sweet man. My sincere condolences to all of his family.

  5. Ken and Karen Lipski

    I fondly remember helping Jack coach our daughters soccer teams from grade school through high school.
    He was the driving force behind all of their successes. The girls won many championships and Jack made sure that the team stayed together and the girls had fun!
    Jack was a great guy and a very humble man.
    May God rest his soul and comfort his family.

  6. I worked with Jack for many years @BRL. He was one of the kindest persons I have known. I attended his father’s funeral years ago & we shared about our Dad’s being in the war. His service at Heritage was beautiful..not surprising how many folks he has touched..he was was well liked at BRL..he will be missed.

  7. Rita Fox Tomburrini i

    I am so very sorry to hear this news of Jack’s passing…….broken hearted.
    I too attended Schulze elementary school with Jack and was reunited with him in the halls of Southfield high school when he moved from Detroit. Rip my chilfhood friend ♡♡♡♡

  8. Karen Pelletier Wensel

    I am so very sorry to hear this. Jack was the “All American Boy” and I have such fond memories of him from high school. I was fortunate to see and talk with him at our 50th class reunion. He was the friendly Jack I knew. I knew he will be missed by many.

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