Robert Jason Hancock Phd.

August 16, 1971October 6, 2012

Robert Jason Hancock, 41, of Covington, Louisiana died Saturday October 6, 2012. He was born to the late Leona and Robert Hancock on August 16, 1971 in El Paso, TX. Robert graduated from Rider High School in 1989. He graduated from Texas A&M with a Bachelor Degree in History and English. He obtained a Master’s Degree in School Administration from University of Texas in San Antonio. He graduated with a Doctorate in Educational Computing from University of North Texas in 2005. He married the Love of his Life Laura Wilbourn in 1995 after meeting her on a Catholic Mission Trip. They previously lived in College Station, San Antonio, Little Elm Texas, before moving to Covington, LA. Dr. Hancock taught at Rhodes Technology Academy in San Antonio, was Technology Directory at Aubrey ISD, and was Associate Professor of Technology at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond at time of his death. Dr. Hancock was recognized nationally and internationally for his work in instructional technology. Dr. Hancock received the 2007 best research paper award from the International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE) at the National Education Computing Conference for his work on linking technology to achievement. He was named 2007-2008 Educational Technology professor of the Year by Louisiana Computer Using Educators (LaCUE), the Louisiana ISTE affiliate organization. Dr. Hancock was a recipient of multiple grants and contracts that sponsored cutting edge research in emerging technologies, including related to populations with special needs. Most recently, Dr. Hancock and his colleagues at Southeastern Louisiana University developed a summer camp for school-age students on robotics. Young people built robots to complete everyday functions. Robert was an active member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Covington, LA, The Kiwanis Club of Hammond, LA and Knights of Columbus in Covington, LA,

Robert Jason was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents Robbye & Edwin Hancock and Grady Lee & Rosie Lily Hughes, and brother Billy Edwin Hancock. He survived by his wife Laura, daughters Elizabeth and Emily, nephew David Bennett Hancock, Godchildren Nathan and Haley Hancock, and many cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles. Memorials may be made to American Heart Association or to the Charity of your Choice. Wake will be held Friday October 12th, 2012 at Brookside Funeral Home in Cypress, TX. Funeral will be Saturday October 13th, 2012 under direction of Brookside Funeral Home.


  • Visitation Friday, October 12, 2012
  • Funeral Service Saturday, October 13, 2012

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Mia Kennerson

December 8, 2012

My warmest condolences to the family of Dr. Hancock. He was my tech professor during the summer of 2012. He will be missed!
Mia Kennerson (Bogalusa, La. )

November 9, 2012

I'm so sorry for your loss. You and your girls are in my prayers.

Bev Ostmo
San Antonio,TX

John Richbourg

October 19, 2012

Jason and I met when we were both teaching in the Hispanic barrio on the west side of San Antonio. He soon became a friend and someone I worked with for years. Although we had gone our separate ways, I had hoped to work with him sometime in the near future. I am sorry that we will not have the chance to renew our friendship. God's blessings to Laura and the girls. Jason will be remembered fondly for a long while to come.

Jeramie Hicks

October 18, 2012

He was one of the best bosses I ever had.

Chris Hansard

October 15, 2012

Laura, and family. I was a good friend of Jason's when we were children. We grew up together in Wichita Falls. We lived right around the corner from each other, attended Ben Franklin, Barwise, and Old High Schools. I had lost touch with Jason after high school, but I had a lot of fond memories growing up. Jason and I both enjoyed reading comics (X-Men) and later on we advanced to Asimov, Anthony, and Bradburry. We also enjoyed playing Chess. Jason was a great friend growing up. I regretted that we lost touch after high school. I will always remember the good days we had and the influence he had in my life. I am very sorry for your loss. Our final day here is our first day at home with our Father. I look forward to seeing Jason again in glory. My heart goes out to you all. Blessings through Christ, Chris Hansard

Beth Dolliver

October 14, 2012

Words don't help the pain go away but your family is very much in my thoughts and prayers. I knew Robert from UNT and never saw him without a smile on his face and that is how he will be remembered.

Christine Moore

October 13, 2012

I was blessed to have Dr. H as my mentor for my doctorate program. He pushed me, encouraged me, bragged on me, and scolded me. He made me laugh and made me believe I can do anything. He will always be in my heart. Laura, Elizabeth, and Emily will always be in my prayers. I am just a phone call or message away.

October 13, 2012

Dear Laura, Elizabeth, and Emily,just rememeber that you are loved. I am thinking of you all. Tammy Wall


Dr. John Fulwiler

October 13, 2012

I had the honor of being a colleague and friend of Jason's at Southeastern for five years. What a unique human being. His genius will be missed by all as will his huge personality. Madeleine and I are thinking of Laura and the girls during this sad time.

Jerry and Lisa Huppert

October 13, 2012

Laura, Elizabeth and Emily,
I am truly sorry. Jason was a very outgoing individual and always made us feel welcomed when we visited. He was a good person, a smart person and cared for those he loved a great deal. Know that he is in a good place now and will watch over you through your lives together. May you keep the good memories you shared close in your heart.