Funeral services for Mr. Fred L. Hancock, Jr., 88, of Monroe, LA, will be held at 10:00 AM Tuesday, November 8, 2022, at St. Matthew's Catholic Church in Monroe, LA, with Rev. Joe Martina and Deacon Scott Brandle officiating. Interment will follow in St. Matthew Catholic Church Cemetery in Monroe, LA, under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home Sterlington Rd., Monroe, LA. Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM with a vigil wake at 6:00 PM on Monday, November 7, 2022, at Mulhearn Funeral Home Sterlington Rd.
Mr. Hancock was born November 7, 1933, in Monroe, LA, and passed away November 2, 2022, in West Monroe, LA. He was a proud fifth-generation descendant of Monroe's founder Jean Baptiste Filhiol, known as Don Juan Filhiol, Commandant of the Spanish Poste d’Ouachita. He was raised in Monroe, LA by his parents, Fred Hancock Sr. and Anne Tufts Fihiol Hancock. He graduated from Neville High and took classes at La Tech University. He was drafted to serve in the United States Army soon after and married Maureen Hancock in 1954.
For most of his adult life, he worked at and owned Hancock Martin Equipment Co. and served hotels, cafeterias, and restaurants locally and nation-wide. He also served as a constable for Ward 1 for 30 years.
Mr. Hancock is preceded in death by his three children, Fred L. Hancock, III, Mauri Anne Hancock, and Kenneth James Hancock, and his parents Fred Hancock Sr. and Anne Tufts Fihiol Hancock.
Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Maureen Knight Hancock; grandchildren, Anne Marie Hancock and Elizabeth Kate Hancock; great grandchild, Penelope Douget; daughter-in-law Jan Hancock; and sister, Marie Adele Bond.
Pallbearers will be Ivan Hendricks, David Moulis, Isaac Douget, and Willie Banks.
Honary Pallbearers will be Jim Knight, Joe Knight, Cliff Lawrence, Wayne Meece, Joe Maggio, and Benny Heidenrich.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Mauri Anne Hancock Memorial Nursing Scholarship at ULM.
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