Oral Hancock


Oral Franklin Hancock, 82, of Columbia, Kentucky, died Wednesday, August 5, 2020 in Columbia.

He was born Aug.20, 1937, in Wayne County, to the late Loren and Glenna Hancock and was also preceded in death by one brother, Edgar Hancock; and four sisters, Charlene Taylor, Betty Burton, Jewell Law and Geneva Ray Hancock.

Oral was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and businessman in Columbia, starting the family business, Hancock Tire in 1995 and remained a vital part of the business as long as he was able.

Survivors include:

Two sons – Alex (Pam) Hancock & Troy (Donna) Hancock all of Columbia

Two daughters – Tracy Lewis & Tasha Warren (Travis Cole) all of Columbia

Four brothers – Gerald Hancock of Columbus, Indiana, Jay Reed Hancock of Springfield, Virginia, Jeff Hancock of Russell County, Ronnie Hancock of Columbia

Two sisters – Vera Burris of Columbus, Indiana & Carolyn Sue Perry of Flora, Illinois

Five grandchildren – Dustin, Rachel, Jayden, Jaxon & Amber

Five great-grandchildren – Skye, Blaide, Keegan, Tripton & Jaylin

Special caregivers – His former wife, Brenda Hancock & Teresa Dean

A local sister-in-law – Rosella Hancock of Columbia

Several nieces, nephews, other relatives, customers & friends

Funeral service – Sunday, August 9, 2020 at 12:00 P.M. at Trinity United Methodist Church with Rev. Steve Pescosolido officiating

Burial in Haven Hill Cemetery

Visitation after 5:00 P.M. Saturday and 8:00 A.M. Sunday at Trinity United Methodist Church


In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate a donation to Hosparus Green River or Gideon Bibles which can be made at the church

Casket Bearers:  Employees of Hancock Tire

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements

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