August 18, 1947 - February 27, 2021
John Charles Hancock, age 73 of Snellville, Georgia, passed away on February 27, 2021. He leaves his wife of 39 years, Marcia D. Hancock; and son, Justin Christopher Hancock. John was born in Nashville, Tennessee at Vanderbilt Hospital. He attended University of Tennessee for forestry. He later started education for printing, where he worked for Tucker Castleberry for over 20 years and retired. John loved retiring because he loved the outdoors and enjoyed any physical exercise. His first "toys" after retiring, were a Kayak and a Willier Bike. When John and Marcia met, they shared a passion for running. They ran many races, such as Peachtree, and Atlanta Half-Marathon. They also ran with Run and See Georgia Series, in races across the state. When Justin was born, they pushed him in Baby Jogger. They loved to hike, trips to mountains, train rides, and just being outdoors. He coached Little League in Snellville, Georgia for several years, while Justin was young. For several years, he loved singing in church choir. He was an avid runner until he had knee problems, but that did not stop him. He went to Bodyplex, worked out, and took RPM classes. A friend introduced him to cycling and that was his next adventure. John was very influential in the development of GCC, Grayson Cycling Club with all club rides. On his 70th birthday, he and a group of friends cycled to Savannah from Grayson, Georgia. That only encouraged him to pursue longer rides, century, etc. He continued to train, ride with Gwinnett Cycling Club, and rode 1-3 days a week with other groups. He was a loving father, friend, and husband. He was passionate about living and enjoying his life. He often stated to his wife: "I am not afraid of dying, I am afraid of not living". He will be greatly missed. His passion for life, caring for his family, sense of humor, love for God and country will always be remembered by his family. In lieu of flowers, John would have loved donations to Grayson Co-op and the MS Ride. Any donations toward Melanoma Research would be appreciated. A memorial service to celebrate the life of John Charles Hancock will be held on Saturday, April 10th, 2021 at 11:00 AM at Southern Charm, 1012 S. Cherokee Road, Social Circle, GA 30025. There will be a memorial ride immediately following the service to honor John, in his favorite pastime of Cycling. A reception will follow at Southern Charm to continue celebrating such a wonderful man and life. Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.wagesfuneralhome.com. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, A Family Company, 3705 Highway 78 West, Snellville, GA 30039 (770-979-3200) has been entrusted with the arrangements.
John Charles Hancock, age 73 of Snellville, Georgia, passed away on February 27, 2021. He leaves his wife of 39 years, Marcia D. Hancock; and son, Justin Christopher Hancock. John was born in Nashville, Tennessee at Vanderbilt Hospital. He... View Obituary & Service Information
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