Cecil Wayne Hancock, Jr., 64, of Sallisaw and formerly of Poteau, went home to heaven on the morning of Wednesday, May 9th, 2018. Cecil was born on September 25, 1953 to Cecil Hancock, Sr. and Margie Faye (Potter) Hancock.
He was the oldest of their seven children. He was preceded in death by his son Jordan Wayne Hancock: brother Samuel Arthur Hancock; brother-in-law John David Mize and his parents.
Cecil was born and raised in Poteau, graduated from Poteau High School (class of 1971), attended Carl Albert Junior College, and later graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Liberal Studies with a Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Sciences.
He was very active in the Poteau First Church of the Nazarene (now Community Church of the Nazarene) for many years and was a long time employee of Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center, Carl Albert State College, and others before retiring in 2016.
Cecil is survived by his very best friend and roommate, Gary Calhoun of the home; Daughter Devon (Hancock) Lewis and husband Jon of McAlester, OK; Former wife Debbi (Wilson Hancock) Leggett of McAlester; 3 Brothers Larry Hancock and wife Connie, Bryan Hancock and wife Penny, Joe Hancock and wife Suzy all of Poteau; 2 Sisters Debbie Stanley of Wister, and Janet Davis and husband David of Hontubby, OK; his beloved fur family members Trouble, and Tinkerbell Hancock, Tillie and Otie Calhoun, and Abby Lewis; numerous nieces nephews, other relatives, friends and loved ones.
Services will be 10 am, Monday, May14, 2018 at the Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau, OK with Rev. Jim Cook officiating.
Interment will follow in the Oakland Cemetery, Poteau, OK.
The family will be at the funeral home on Sunday afternoon from 2-4 pm to visit with relatives & friends.
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The family has chosen to entrust the care of the services to Evans & Miller Funeral Home, Poteau, OK