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Charles "Bob" Hancock

March 23, 1931 ~ January 5, 2019 (age 87)

Charles R. “Bob” Hancock 87 of Carmi, passed away Saturday morning January 5, 2019 at Wabash Christian Village in Carmi. He was born March 23, 1931 in Carmi, the son of John O. and Ora (Hubele) Hancock. He married Maxine Browning on January 26, 1951 in Carmi.

Bob worked as a Printer for the Federal Government. He owned and operated “Little Deer” Christmas Tree Farm. He enjoyed woodworking. He was a veteran of the United States Army and served in Germany. He was an active member of the First Christian Church in Carmi.

He is survived by his wife, Maxine; son, Randy (Lori) Hancock; daughter, Sharon Lynn (Jim) Tabor; grandchildren, Josh (Lindsey) Tabor, Caitlin (Brandon) Delk and Kelsie (Sean) Carey; great-grandchildren, Wyatt Tabor and Molly Carey; sisters, Janet (Larry) Large and Carol (Joe) Aud.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday January 9, 2019 at the Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Carmi with Greg Grant and Jim Whetsone officiating. Burial will be in Maple Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Veterans' Honor Flight of Southern Illinois and will be collected at the funeral home.  Online condolences may be left at

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