Walter “Jack” Hancock, 91, of Milford, passed away on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at Heritage Woods of Watseka. He was born on March 29, 1930 in Valparaiso, IN, the son of Wilford and Pearl (Euans) Hancock. Jack married Edna Cade on October 15, 1949 in Milford. She preceded him in death on October 23, 1999.
He is survived by five children, Jackie (Dan) Worthey of Watseka, Warren (Barbara) Hancock of Stockland, Richard (Teresa) Hancock of Milford, Debra (Duane) Henrichs of Pontiac, and Darla (Jay) Carlson of Milford; eleven grandchildren, twenty-five great-grandchildren, and six great-great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Along with his wife, Edna, he was preceded in death by his parents; his mother-in-law, Erma Cade; one brother, Wilford Hancock; one sister, Helen Redburn; a daughter-in-law, Linda Hancock; one son, Robert Hancock; a grandson, Michael Worthey; and a great-grandson, Ian Little.
Jack was a Carpenter and ran his business, Hancock’s Home Repairs, for more than 26 years. He enjoyed fishing, camping, hunting and going to flea markets and antiquing.
Jack was a lifelong member of Milford Christian Church.
Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 12:00pm at Milford Christian Church, with visitation starting at 10:00am. Pastors Brent Zastrow, Gary Milton and Neil Larimore will officiate. Inurnment will take place at Maple Grove Cemetery in Milford.