Charles Chuck Escott Hancock

August 27, 1932February 13, 2011

Charles "Chuck" E. Hancock died on February 13, 2011 after complications from heart surgery. Chuck was born in Jamestown, NY on August 27, 1932 but grew up in Michigan. He graduated from Kettering University in 1954 and entered the Army for 2 years during the Korean Conflict and was always proud of his military service as a “Korean Veteran”. He returned to the University of Michigan to receive his BSIE undergraduate degree in 1957 and continued on at Michigan for his MBA graduate degree in 1958. He was president of the U of M ski club in 1957-58.

He began his career as a consultant with Touche Ross and then The Sessions Company. While there, he wrote and published a text book on the Critical Path Method for project scheduling.

He then joined General Mills for a 34 year career with it and succeeding companies, retiring in 1996 as Senior Vice President of Operations at GoodMark Foods, Inc. in Raleigh, NC.

Chuck was an avid skier and skied all over the US and Europe. He became a member of the National Ski Patrol where he received an honorary National Appointment (#2792) and rose to become Assistant Division Director of the Central Division and Treasurer of the Southern Division of NSPS. Because of his interest in first aid and rescue procedures, he became a loyal member of the American Red Cross where he taught first aid and CPR for 45 years. He also served on the Board of the local ARC chapter in Wake County for many years and was member of the Garner Rescue Squad for a number of years.

Chuck was a member of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church where he served in many roles but was particularly proud of his duties during his three year stint as a Deacon.

Chuck was predeceased by his daughter Wendi Ayn Hancock in 1985 and his beloved wife of 46 years, Delphine Hancock, in 2004. He is survived by a daughter, Deborah, of Santa Fe, NM and a daughter, Catherine Coleman and her husband Buddy Coleman and his two grandchildren, Matthew and Adam Coleman of Wilmington, NC He is also survived by his son, Scott Hancock, and his wife Amanda Hancock of Wilmington, NC. He was survived by his brother John “Penny” Hancock and his wife Marissa of Florida. He met Dr. Anne Fishel of Chapel Hill after his wife’s death and they became soul mates and companions for many years of traveling, playing bridge, and attending UNC sporting events.

A funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 18, 2011 at Saint Andrews Presbyterian Church, 7506 Falls of Neuse Rd., Raleigh, NC 27615. The family will receive friends 7:00-9:00 p.m. Thursday, February 17th at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 1701 E. Millbrook Road, Raleigh, NC 27609.

The family asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Wendi Ayn Hancock Memorial Fund at UNC Chapel Hill. This fund is in honor of Wendi and allows other women recognition and financial support for making life better at UNC Chapel Hill. Please send donations to P.O. Box 309 Chapel Hill, NC 27514.

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Debbe Creech

February 28, 2011

Dear Debbie and Family,
Thank you for sharing your fathers beautiful memorial. He had a happy and full life. It was nice to see photos of your mother and remember her too. Treasure your memories. Love, Debbe

Paula Sumner

February 28, 2011

Dear Anne, I just found out about your loss. I wish to express my profound sorrow at your loss. Thinking of you fondly.

Karan Smith

February 27, 2011

Catherine and family,
I am so sorry for the loss of your father. He looks like a very kind soul who loved life and his family. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Love, Karan

Carla Otterson

February 25, 2011

To Anne and all of the Hancock family - you continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. I will greatly miss Chuck's company, our many discussions of books and politics and hearing about all of Chuck's travels and adventures. All our love, Carla and family

Christina Montez

February 19, 2011

Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather openings in Heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.-----
Author Unknown

Scott and Mandi, We are thinking of you at this time of your loss and hope you know that we are here for you. We met Chick twice and remember a good man and he will be missed by many. Words are not too comforting, but we hope it brings little to life of our feelings towards you. We love you and our prayers go out to you and the family.
Tina and Bobby

Ann Hart

February 18, 2011

To Chuck's family, I send warm sympathy and prayers. To Anne, his companion and my dear colleague and instructor, I send love and sympathy. I know he will be greatly missed by all of you. May he rest in peace.

Ken and Kristen Nations

February 17, 2011

Words cannot express how sad I am for you all. I am praying for you Catherine, Scott, Mandi, Deborah and Anne. The loss of a father and companion is so difficult. Mandi my heart aches for you as I know he was a father to you. We have made a donation in his name to honor his memory. Love, Ken, Kristen and family.

Andrea Blickman

February 17, 2011

To Deborah, Catherine, Scott, and Anne - I am so very sorry to hear about your loss. Chuck was a rare man who embodied the qualities of grace, humor, intelligence, compassion, and steadfastness. He gave new meaning to the phrase "zest for life". You are in my prayers.

Marissa Perez-Hancock

February 17, 2011

Chuck, may the Good Lord find a place for you in his mansion and may you lighten up his house like you did ours when you visited. We will miss you. Marissa Perez-Hancock

Walter Wooten Jr.

February 17, 2011

Chuck...You were always kind and generous to me...I appreciate that I got to share some quality time with you...made some good memories...Catherine and Scott...I am sorry for your loss...Debbie, you know how I feel...Ann, God Bless...Love you all.