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David James Hancock

February 7, 1962 — May 24, 2021

David James Hancock, 59, of Humboldt, Iowa went to be with his Loving Savior on May 24, 2021.

David was born in Albuquerque, NM on February 7, 1962, to James and Carrie Lou Hancock. He was a rambunctious boy who committed his life to Christ at age 17 at the Bill Rice Ranch when he responded to the call to ask Jesus to be his Savior and Lord. As David said, “He took out my heart of stone and gave me a heart of flesh that loved Him completely.” After college, he followed God’s call to move to Cherokee, Iowa where he met a special young lady, Dawn Jones, who soon became his wife. He worked for the Cherokee Mental Health Institute for 15 years and then spent another 15 years working for the Fort Dodge Correctional Facility. He spent his time serving God whether at home, work, or church talking about His love for Jesus and our need for him. David was a wonderful husband and father and brought so much joy and fun to his family and friends. He usually kept everyone entertained with his funny stories and made people feel welcome. His passion was spending time with family and friends, and he loved traveling like a gypsy to visit all his kids and grandkids. His most recent desire was to glorify God whether he was healed or died from cancer. Three days before passing into glory, he quoted Philippians 1:21, “For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” He lived his life fully for Jesus Christ and left behind a vibrant testimony and legacy.

David goes ahead of his sweetheart of 35 years, Dawn Hancock of Humboldt, IA; his four children and their spouses: Josh Hancock (Bethany), Paullina, IA; Naomi Ronan (Andrew), Rochester, MN; Chris Hancock (Malarie), Topeka, KS; Liz Wilson (Jaron), Paullina, IA.

His 12 grandchildren: Liam, Levi, Andrew, and Benjamin Hancock; Eliana Ronan; Jethro, Aviela, Rowan, and Elliot Hancock; Walter, Peter, and baby Wilson (due November 2nd)

His mother, Carrie Lou Hancock, Greenville, SC; mother-in-law, Nancy Jones, Paullina, IA; his sisters and brother: Virginia Arnold (Bruce), Greenville, SC; Rose Mary Kelly (Dick), Greenville, SC; Paul Hancock (Donna), Birmingham, AL; his in-laws: Deb and Jon Zupke, Paullina, IA; Donna and John Wright, St. Cloud, MN; Denise and Ken McMillen, Early, IA; Delores and Preston Tanaka, Cassville, WI; David Enderlin, Cherokee, IA

David James Hancock is preceded in death by his father, Rev. James Hancock, Barney, GA; father-in-law Kenneth Jones, Cherokee, IA; sister-in-law Dee Enderlin, Cherokee, IA

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, May 28, 2021, at Oakdale Evangelical Free Church, rural Meriden, Iowa.
Pastor Warren Coe and Pastor Al Lewis
Josh Hancock
Chris Hancock
Andrew Ronan
Jaron Wilson
Paul Hancock
Joe McMillen
Public visitation will begin at 5:00 p.m. Thursday, with family present from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday night at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee.
Cedar Cemetery
Larrabee, Iowa
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