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Thomas E Hancock

June 1, 1946 ~ January 2, 2023 (age 76) 76 Years Old
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Thomas E. Hancock, 76, of Evansport, Ohio, passed away on Monday, January 2, 2023 at CHP Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center.   
He was born on June 1, 1946 to the late Leonard and Helen (Talmage) Hancock in Defiance, Ohio. He was a graduate of Tinora High School. On April 11, 1970 he married Beverly (Steingass) Hancock, who survives. 

Tom worked at Dinner Bell for several years until his retirement. He was a member of Defiance Eagles #372,  Defiance Co. Firefighters, and was a member and founder of Evansport Fox Club. Tom was a dedicated firefighter with Tiffin Township for over 40 years. He loved deer hunting and enjoyed sprint car racing, country music and karaoke. 
Tom is survived by his loving wife Beverly Hancock of Evansport, OH, his son, Duane (Melissa Heffelmire) Hancock of Bryan, OH, granddaughter, Shelby (Colin) Mengerink of Ayersville, his stepmother, Linda Myers Hancock, half brother, Ted Roberts of Toledo, OH, step sister, Catherine (Robert) Leoloff of North Lewisburg, OH, and  stepbrother, Harold Hancock of Defiance. 
He was preceded in death by his grandparents J.C. and Bernice Talmage, and John and Ethel Hancock, his mother Helen Hancock Roberts, his father Leonard Hancock, stepfather Richard Roberts, brothers Edward and Dean Hancock, half sister Joyce Sundburg, nephew Danny Sundburg, and great-granddaughter Henley Allea Rae Mengerink.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 5, 2023 from 2:00-8:00 pm at Schaffer Funeral Home South, Lawson/Roessner Chapel (1753 S. Clinton Street) in Defiance. A funeral service will be held on Friday, January 6, 2023 at  11:00 am at Schaffer Funeral Home South, with Pastor Nico Kinner officiating. Burial will follow the service at Evansport Cemetery.
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January 5, 2023

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Schaffer Funeral Home South, Lawson-Roessner Chapel
1753 S. Clinton St.
Defiance, OH 43512

Funeral Service
January 6, 2023

11:00 AM
Schaffer Funeral Home South, Lawson-Roessner Chapel
1753 S. Clinton St.
Defiance, OH 43512


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