Walter H. Hancock Jr., 84, of Elizabethton, went home to be with his Lord on Wednesday, February 13, 2013, from the Johnson City Medical Center.
Mr. Hancock was born in Boulevard Heights, Md., to the late Walter H. Hancock Sr. and Julia Ruth Wood Hancock. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Katherine Love Tierney Hancock, on August 26, 2002, and by four sisters.
Mr. Hancock was a former resident of Boulevard Heights, Md., Port Richey, Fla., and of St. Petersburg, Fla., before moving to Elizabethton in 1990. He was a computer analyst for the Naval Oceanographic Office of the U.S. Navy and was a U.S. Army Veteran, having served in World War II. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge F&AM in Washington, D.C., and a member and greeter at Grace Baptist Church.
Survivors include one stepson, Larry Tierney and wife Miriam, Elizabethton; three grandchildren, Amy Tierney Wade and husband J.R., Huntsville, Ala., Michael Tierney and wife Jenn, Elizabethton, and Heather Tierney Germaine and husband Kyle, Clarksville, Ky.; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Gail H. Poynor and husband Bud, Indianhead, Md.; one brother, Gilbert S. Hancock, Charlestown, W.Va.; and a special friend, Billie Jean Lowe, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
The visitation for Mr. Hancock will be held on Saturday, February 16, from 2 until 4 p.m. at Tetrick Funeral Home of Elizabethton. Mr. Hancock will be taken to the Lee Funeral Home in Clinton, Md., with a visitation on Monday, February 18, from 7 to 9 p.m. with a graveside service conducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, February 19, in the Washington National Cemetery in Suitland, Md. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Alzheimer’s Association Northeast, 207 North Boone Street, Johnson City, TN 37601. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.tetrickfuneralhome.com and signing the guest book or by fax to (423) 542-9499.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is serving the Hancock family. Office: (423) 542-2232. Obituary Line: (423) 543-4917.