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Formerly of Wilder and previously of Douglas County, Mo., died Thursday evening, Feb. 24, 2005, of a massive stroke, at Pershing General Hospital in Lovelock, Nev. Lloyd Marr Hancock, 90, formerly of Wilder and previously of Douglas County, Mo., died Thursday evening, Feb. 24, 2005, of a massive stroke, at Pershing General Hospital in Lovelock, Nev.
Mr. Hancock was born March 18, 1914, in Douglas County, Mo., to parents, Jim and Liza Hancock, where he spent many happy boyhood years roaming the Ozark Mountains. He attended school at the Champion School House in Champion, Mo.
Lloyd was working as a milk route drive when he met and married Elizabeth Lucille Shannon on Sept. 3, 1938. Together they had three children, of which two attended school for 12 years in Mtn. Grove. For a time he worked on the farm of Noel Alsup, which is where his son, Wesley, was born. For many years, Lloyd drove a school bus for the Mtn. Grove School District and was later employed for Feese Chevrolet in Mtn. Grove. Lloyd also owned and operated the local Texaco Service Station for a time and finished his lifetime career as a mechanic at M & G Motors for George and Richard Smith.
After suffering a stroke in 1974, Lloyd lived several months with his daughter, Peggy, and Tom Carreras, and family in Loomis, Calif. He then came to live with his son, Wesley, and Susie Hancock, and family in Wilder for the next 20 years, where he enjoyed the outdoors and made many friends. He was a regular patron of the Homedale Senior Citizens.
In 1994, Lloyd moved to Lovelock, Nev., to be in the care of his daughter. He lived 10 years at the Pershing General Nursing Home, where he made more friends and experienced the care and loving kindness that the staff bestowed upon him. He hated missing his snack times when we all came to visit.
He is survived by a son, Wesley Hancock, and his wife, Susie, of Wilder; a daughter, Peggy Carreras, and her husband, Tom, of Twin Falls; six grandchildren, Shawn (Brent) Harrison, of Caldwell, Shane (Jeannette) Hancock, of Wilder, Nikki (Gary) Sorrell, of Parma, Rachel (Bill) Voight, of Los Osos, Calif., Holly (Tony) Boche, of Colfax, Calif., and Jim Carreras, of Lovelock, Nev.; and 12 great-grandchildren.
He loved all his family, including his nieces and nephews in Missouri and Idaho. He often reminisced about all of them and liked to tell stories about the good times he had when they were all growing up together.
He is preceded in death by his parents, an infant daughter, Patricia, and a brother and wife, Floyd and Martha Hancock.
Lloyd’s final resting place and formal rites were held this spring at the New Hope Cemetery, west of Drury, Mo., where he wanted to be buried with the rest of his immediate family.