Theron McCall Hancock


Theron McCall Hancock, 74, of Dayton, a father, son, brother, grandfather, uncle, great-grandpa, a loved one, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. Left, but never forgotten.

Theron was born July 21, 1940 in Arkansas to Tom and Pearl Hancock.

Theron, known to many as Papo, was a strong, soft spoken and stern man. He was a family man. His family was everything to him. He had a strong love for family.

Theron was known for his many great qualities: kindness, forgiveness, reliability, and by his sense of humor.

Theron and Donna enjoyed many years of traveling and fishing after all of their children were grown and gone. Eventually settling in Dayton, near their youngest daughter, Debra, where they have lived for the last 14 years.

He is survived by his wife, Donna Mae Hancock; four daughters, Sherrie Lyn Martinez, Saundra Kaye Stucky, Laurelan Lynette Cooper and Debra Diane Spalinger; his siblings, Loran Hancock of Sunnyside, Lowell (Deano) Hancock and Mary Mortimore, both of Prosser, Ed Hancock of Kennewick, Lita Hancock of Hermiston, Ore., Teresa Hancock of Nashville, Tenn. and Eldon Hancock of Olympia; 14 grandkids, and 25 great-grandkids.

Theron was preceded in death by his father and mother, Tom and Pearl Hancock; two brothers, James and Almon Hancock; one sister, Rita Brumley; and one grandson, Matthew Stucky.

A celebration of life will be held Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, at 2 p.m. at the Eagles in Prosser.

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