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John A. Hancock

February 28, 2017

Hatteras- John A. Hancock passed away quietly on Tuesday, February 28, 2017, in Nags Head, NC. John was a wonderful, fun loving, happy guy.  He lived in Hatteras, NC for over 40 years.

John was born in Richmond, VA on January 19, 1946.  He lived in Richmond and Williamsburg during his young adult life. John was a graduate of Hermitage High School in Richmond.

While in the Outer Banks, John worked many years for Colony Realty and the Channel Bass Restaurant.  He was loved and greatly respected by all in the community, and he quietly helped so many people.  He was a wonderful cook. You could always talk to him and receive assurance that everything is in God’s hands.

John was the son of the late John Ernest and Elvera Hancock, of Mathews County, VA and the brother of the late Wanda Bethea.

He is survived by his sister, Marilyn Holleman, and his brother, Tom T. Hancock.  He was a loving uncle to Susan Holleman and David Holleman; his great-nephew, Yates Holleman; and his great-grandnephew, Carter Holleman.  Also surviving John is his longtime friend, George Becker of Hatteras.

No services are planned at this time. Donations of remembrance may be sent to Hatteras Island Meals.

Condolences to the family may be expressed via the online register  Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.