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Lelan Dale Hancock, Sr.

January 21, 1945 — October 25, 2022

Owensboro, KY 42301

Lelan Dale Hancock, Sr.

Lelan Dale Hancock, Sr., 77, of Owensboro went home to his Savior on Tuesday, October 25, 2022, at 7:11 p.m. He passed in his home after a short battle with brain cancer and was surrounded by the loving arms of his family.

 

Lelan was born January 21, 1945, to the late George Thomas Hancock and Ruby May Self of Owensboro. He was a graduate of Daviess County High School and a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. He humbly served his country in the 4th Infantry Division 1st and 35th of the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Lelan returned home to work at OMU Elmer Smith Station where he was employed for twenty years in Plant Maintenance and was known for being able to fix anything.

 

After a motorcycle accident resulted in his paralysis in 1989, Lelan continued to live life exactly on his terms. A true farm boy, Lelan enjoyed farming, gardening, welding, woodworking, antique tractor pulling, playing checkers, and watching Westerns and NASCAR. He was always game for a good project, especially on his bulldozer, which he proudly modified himself. Lelan loved working in his shop, where, over the years, many young men and women visited, learned, and were put to work.

 

Lelan was married to his high school sweetheart and love of his life, Carol, for fifty-six years. He adored his family, his Green farm, and his good boys, Rocky and Bear. Lelan will always be remembered for his incredible work ethic, hard-headedness, and Papa’s strong hugs.

 

He was received into heaven by his parents and siblings, Carol Crowe and Nolan Hancock; brothers-in-law, Charlie Armstrong and Milton Crowe; and precious granddaughter, Grace.

 

He is survived by his devoted wife, Carol; two children, Leigh Ann Kuegel (John) and Lelan Dale Hancock, Jr. (Lisa) of Owensboro; five grandchildren, Johnna Leigh, Joshua Lane, Emily Elizabeth, Clifford Lelan, and Lexie Nichole; sisters, Shirley Armstrong of Owensboro, Marilyn Ballantine (Hugh) of Calhoun, Dolly Hancock (Danny McLaughlin) of Georgia, and Tracy Baxter (Mark) of Mississippi; sisters-in-law, Peggy Maglinger and Mary Hancock, both of Owensboro; several nieces and nephews and numerous cherished friends.

 

The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, October 29 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with burial to follow in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, with military recognition. Visitation will be held Friday, October 28 from 3 to 7 p.m. at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory, and Saturday, October 29 from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to The Foundation for DCPS for Apollo and Daviess County FFA Chapters, 1622 Southeastern Parkway, Owensboro, KY 42303.

 

Condolences and memories for Lelan’s family may be offered at www.glenncares.com.

 

Past Services

Visitation

Friday, October 28, 2022

3:00 - 7:00pm (Central time)

Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory

900 Old Hartford Road, Owensboro, KY 42303

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Visitation

Saturday, October 29, 2022

11:00am - 1:00pm (Central time)

Pleasant Grove Baptist Church

5664 KY-56, Owensboro, KY 42301

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Funeral Service

Saturday, October 29, 2022

1:00 - 2:00pm (Central time)

Pleasant Grove Baptist Church

5664 KY-56, Owensboro, KY 42301

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Burial

Saturday, October 29, 2022

2:00 - 3:00pm (Central time)

Pleasant Grove Cemetery

5664 KY-56, Owensboro, KY 42301

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