Luther Lynn Hancock Sr.

Luther Lynn Hancock Sr. of Livingston, Texas died on Friday, July 6 2018, at Kingwood Medical Center. He was 71. He was born September 29, 1946. He was preceded in death by his mother, Marjorie Mae Hancock and father Isaac Luther Hancock. Mother in law Betty J. Carpenter and father in law, Earl H. Carpenter Sr.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 51 1/2 years Barbara Jean Hancock of Livingston Texas, his children Luther Lynn Hancock Jr. and wife Sonia Rawls Hancock of Woodville Texas. Daughter, Brandye Elizabeth Hancock of Woodville Texas, granddaughters, Baleigh Lynn Hancock of College Station Texas, and Lauren Elizabeth Fregia of Seabrook Texas. Brother John Leslie Hancock and wife Sherry Sue Hancock of Batson Texas.

Also survived by brother in laws, Earl H. Carpenter Jr. and wife Cappie Carpenter of Lumberton Texas, Donald W. Carpenter and wife Debbie Carpenter of Pensacola Florida, and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

After graduating Sam Rayburn High School and attending San Jacinto Jr College in Pasadena Texas, Lynn was drafted and served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era as a medic with most of his service time in Germany. After the military he was a Pasadena Texas Policeman and Paramedic for 5 years, then Lynn and Barbara made a career move, and purchased a little store in Batson Texas. They expanded the size of this store which they named Sportsman’s Market. Lynn’s Bar-b-que is still remembered to this day!! They ran this store along with stores in Rye and Raywood for 24 years.

Lynn was an avid fisherman, who also enjoyed quail and deer hunting. He was a lifelong fan of the Texas Longhorns, NY Yankees, and Houston Astros. He was kind and generous person who just wanted everyone to have a good time whether fishing, hunting, or watching Longhorn football.

At the request of Lynn Hancock Sr. there will be no funeral service, and he will be cremated with his remains being interred next to his Mother and Father’s grave at Guedry cemetery in Batson, Texas.

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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.

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