Jimmy Layton Hancock, 85, of Siler City died Monday, May 20, 2019 at Chatham Hospital.
Mr. Hancock was born in Chatham County on December 19, 1933 the son of Burnace M. Hancock, Sr. and Mollie Ila (Stinson) Hancock. Jimmy attended Siler City High School and Oak Ridge Military Academy. He was a veteran of the US Navy and was employed by B. M. Hancock & Sons in Bonlee, serving as company President. Jimmy was a lifelong member and Elder of the Siler City Chapel.
Jimmy was community and civic minded, serving on the board of both Chatham Hospital and First Union National Bank. He had also served as President of the North Carolina Poultry Federation. His pleasures included his family, especially his grandchildren, watching their sports events. He had coached softball games. Jimmy enjoyed traveling, his Summer home at Badin Lake, water and snow skiing, yard work and watching NASCAR. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Elaine H. Perry.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years: Eva (Spencer) Hancock; one son: Randy Hancock and wife, Tammy of Siler City; two daughters: Angela H. Hurt and husband, Scott of Siler City, Karla H. Smithback and husband, Darryl of Jamestown; two brothers: Burnace M. Hancock, Jr. and wife, Phyllis of Siler City, John Hancock of Greensboro ;grandchildren, Kristyn Haywood and husband, Mickey, Brittany Hurt, Tara Johns and husband, David, Chelsea Hurt; Heather Hancock, Spence and Kendylle Smithback.
The family will receive friends Thursday, May 23, 2019 at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City from 6:30 – 8:30 PM. The funeral will be Friday, May 24, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Siler City Chapel, 116 South Third Ave., Siler City with Rev. Wesley Thomas and Dr. Tripp Foltz officiating. Burial will follow in Chatham Memorial Park, Siler City.
Memorials may be made to Siler City Chapel, P O Box 431, Siler City, NC 27344 Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.