William V. Hanchey Jr.

September 23, 1936March 29, 2020

William V. Hanchey, Jr. age 83, passed away peacefully on 29 March 2020, in Colorado Springs. He was a retired Air Force MSgt. He also retired as the Chief of Gifts and Memorials at the Air Force Academy. Mr. Hanchey was born in Southport, N.C. on 23 September 1936, to William V. and Clara Louise Hanchey. He married his best friend, Joyce A. Loller, on 9 April 1957, at Dover AFB, Delaware.

He is survived by his wife, a daughter, Tamra Rogl and her husband Joachim, a grandson Ryan Rogl, his wife Jaime and two great granddaughters, Keira and Alivia. He also leaves behind his brother Bob and his family, his sister Dolly and her family.

Bill was known for his kind heart and humorous personality. He was a devoted husband and loving father, proud grandfather and great grandfather.

Services will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association –


  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, October 17, 2020


William V. Hanchey Jr.

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Gene Corbett

April 5, 2020

Condolences to Joyce and family from Air Force friends in Black Forest.
Gene and Sue Corbett

Carol Surganty

April 3, 2020

Bill and Joyce have been my good neighbors for over 21 years at the Villas. I will miss chatting with Bill at the mailbox and hearing his humorous news of the day. Rest in peace dear friend.

Bob Hanchey

April 3, 2020

He was more than a brother to me. Growing up as a little boy in Wilmington, NC he became my best friend, my protector and my teacher of how to handle myself. He was a scrappy guy who met life troubles head on. He is loved and will be greatly missed.

Bill Fowler

April 3, 2020

What do you say when one of your best growing up friends, school and team mate , passes on ? All I will remember is the good times on the streets of Wilmington and our good times as team mates on the school basket ball teams . There are so many things I could say about Billy . But I think maybe the best thing I can say is , he was my friend . God Speed Billy .


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