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William Ray “Bill” Hancock, 67

William Ray “Bill” Hancock, age 67, of Ridgeville Corners, Ohio and formerly of Portland, Indiana and Stryker, Ohio passed away Monday May 13, 2019 in his home.  Bill was born November 02, 1951 in Wauseon, Ohio to the late Robert Ray and Phyllis Ann (Planson) Hancock.  He was a 1969 graduate of Stryker High School.  He was a volunteer fireman with Springfield Twp. and Stryker Fire Department.  He was a Stryker Jaycee and served on Stryker Village Council and a Boy Scout Leader.  Bill was in management and employed with Sonoco formerly known as Createc.

Survivors include his children,  Joe (Christina) Freeman, Celina, Ohio,  Dawn (Lon) Rhodes, Catawba Island, Ohio,  Amy (Jeremy) Wendt, Napoleon, Ohio,  Teresa Lantz,  Fairfield, Ohio.  Seven grandchildren;  Ashley, Alexis, McKenna, Keaton, Anna, Adelyn, Noah.  Brother;  Thomas “Tom” Hancock, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Bill is preceded in death by his parents, infant brother, Michael, and grandparents, Delbert and Viola (Cooley) Hancock and Emerson and Coral (DeGroff) Planson.

Memorial service celebrating Bill’s life will be held in the future.  Online condolences may be made to www.grisierfh.com.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Grisier Funeral Home, Stryker, Ohio.

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