Services for Jimmy Wayne Hancock, 84, of Corinth, are set for 2 pm Thursday at Magnolia Funeral Home South Chapel with burial at Shiloh Cumberland Presbyterian Cemetery. Visitation is Thursday from 12 until service time. Rev. Spencer Teal will officiate the service. Pallbearers are Carson Hancock, David, Tim, and Paul Hancock, Phillip Crum, Mark Rhodes, Phillip Mathis, and Robert Waldron. Mr. Hancock died Saturday, September 11. He was a member of Tishomingo Chapel Baptist Church.
He loved to hunt and fish and shared that love with his grandchildren. During the Primitive furniture years, he created many pieces of art including cabinets, tables, chairs, and benches. Jimmy Wayne always had a garden and prided himself in having the best tomatoes and watermelons. He worked and lived in Memphis for years and moved back to Mississippi in 1970 to escape the city life and return to farming and small time living. He loved to joke around, and his quick sense of humor will be remembered by all. He was proud of his children and grandchildren and never missed a moment to brag on them.
His battle with numerous health issues has ended as he joined many loved ones: his wife, Carla Sue Mills Hancock and mother to his 3 children, his father, John Robert Hancock, and mother, Addie Lee Williams Hancock, and all 6 siblings. He is survived by his wife, Delilah Rogers Hancock and daughter, Debbie (James) Dupre of Johnson City, TN; sons, Bo (Jean) Hancock of Savannah, Tn, and Dr. Johnny (Ginger) Hancock of Iuka; and niece, Gayle Rhodes (Paul) of Corinth, MS. Jimmy Wayne was known as “Pappy” to 5 grandchildren, Nicole Crum Teal (Spencer)of Johnson City, Tn, Phillip Crum(Tracey) of Johnson City, TN, Addie Crum Burnette(Josh) of Denver, CO, Katie Hancock of New York, NY, and Carson Hancock of Iuka MS. Niece and nephews, Hollye, Mark, and Drew Rhodes also knew him as Pappy. He had 11 great grands who thought he was great: Kennedy, McKibben, Arwyn, Oliver, Alistair, Augustine, Sophie, Hannah, Lucas, Kimber, and Willow Kate. Also surviving are stepchildren, Marty (Susan) Gates and Tina (David) Yates, 3 step grandchildren and 5 step-great grandchildren. His dog, Sassy, will also miss him very much. Magnolia Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mr. Jimmy Wayne Hancock .