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Dennis Hancock

February 23, 1948 — September 6, 2022

Dennis Hancock

Dennis L. Hancock, 74, of Hillsboro died Sept. 6, 2022, in De Soto. Mr. Hancock was a maintenance employee at Autumn Ridge in Herculaneum. He served in the Navy. He was Baptist. He enjoyed dirt track racing and NASCAR, and he owned the Hancock Racing Team 105 for 26 years. He also liked spending time working on things in the garage. Born Feb. 23, 1948, in Des Moines, Iowa, he was the son of the late Edna (Schaeffer) and John W. Hancock.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 44 years: Iris (Shook) Hancock.

He is survived by three children: Tammi Meese of Festus, Ray (Kristen) Hancock of Hillsboro and Matt Hancock of Festus; one sibling: Lonny Hancock of Albuquerque, N.M.; seven grandchildren: Daniel (Tiffany) Hancock, Amanda Zimmerly, Christian Hancock and Blake (Kate Lederle) Hancock, all of Festus, Trey (Kelsey King) Zimmerly of Hillsboro, Brittany Timmons and Amber Hancock; five great-grandchildren: Madyson, Lily, Ryan, Iris and Eliana and another great-grandchild on the way, as well as other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by two children: Jason T. Hancock and Kevin D. Hancock; and one sibling: Gary A. Hancock.

A memorial and celebration of life will be held later. Arrangements are under the direction of Robert D. Brown Funeral Home in Hillsboro.

 

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