R. Richard ‘Dick’ Hancock
R. Richard “Dick” Hancock, 92, of Newton died Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, at Newton Healthcare Center in Newton.
A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the First Christian Church in Newton. The family will greet friends from 9:30 a.m. Saturday until the time of the service. Memorials to the First Christian Church may be left at the church on the day of the service, or at the Wallace Family Funeral Home in Newton.
Dick, the son of Rufus E. “Elroy” and Merna E. (Myers) Hancock, was born April 28, 1921, in Belknap. He grew up in Bloomfield and graduated from Bloomfield High School in 1939. He was a World War II Veteran, serving his country in the U.S. Army from 1942-1946. Upon his discharge from the Army, Dick moved to Newton. He was united in marriage with Loretta P. Masters on Dec. 15, 1946 in Newton.
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