The Richmond Register

October 23, 2013

John David Hancock, 86


Oldham, Roberts and Powell Funeral Home


John David Hancock, 86, of Richmond, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, at the Hospice Compassionate Care Center of Richmond.

He was born Dec. 23, 1926, in Ashland, Kentucky, to George Jefferson Sr. and Celestia Mable (Dye) Hancock, both of whom preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Mary Luella (Carpenter) Eplee Hancock.

He and his wife, Mary, owned and operated Tates Creek Market for over 30 years. He was a WWII U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had a great love for flying his airplane and spending time and working outdoors. Dave loved creating a humorous environment, making people laugh and being of service to others. He enjoyed dancing and attributed his longevity to always staying active.

Survivors include: three daughters, Karen Boardman and husband Robert of Richmond, Sharon Gaskins and husband Jeff of Niceville, Florida, and Judy Hancock of Richmond; three stepsons, Herbert Eplee Jr. and wife Susie of Spartanburg, South Carolina, Kelly Eplee and wife Susan of Charlottesville, Virginia, and Glenn Eplee of Charlotte, North Carolina; and one sister, Mary Jo Carlsen.

Also surviving are his grandchildren, Kelsey Hamilton, Jaryn Davidson, Kristen Edgins (Joey), Kari Bailey (Matt), Rachael Eplee, Annie Eplee, Christopher Eplee, Ryan Eplee, Taylor McIntyre and Jared Drum.

Funeral services for Dave will be conducted noon Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with the Rev. Harry Revel officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Robert Boardman, Jeffrey Gaskins, Herb Eplee, Kelly Eplee, Greg Warner and Nick Kendall. Honorary pallbearers will be Jim Cox, Jim Gerhardt and Jesse Short.

In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the Hospice Compassionate Care Center, 350 Isaacs Lane, Richmond, KY 40475

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