Alfred Thomas "Tom" Hancock, age 85 and a proud native of Lafayette, passed away peacefully at his daughter’s home in Hopkinsville at 5:29 p.m. on Tuesday, August 27, 2019.
Tom was born September 12, 1933 in the Peedee Community to Othell and Lola Choate Hancock.
Tom grew up participating in farming with his family and eventually retired from the Christian County Road Department where he operated heavy equipment. Additionally, he and his late wife owned and operated Kountry Korner, a folk art business that produced art for retail sale at gift shops for the Kentucky Tourism Arts and Heritage Cabinet and Cracker Barrel stores as well as numerous art shows across the Southeast.
Tom was preceded in death by his parents as well as his wife Betty Hancock; his siblings Emmie Hancock Nelson, James Garner Hancock, and Larry Eugene Hancock and stepson David Yearwood. He is survived by two daughters Teresa Hancock Fritz of Hopkinsville and Melissa Hancock (Dave) Davis of Atlanta, GA; three stepdaughters Debi Yearwood Barrera Cortes of Saluda, South Carolina, Shannon Grace aka Susan Yearwood of Grovetown, GA, and Karen Yearwood (David) Cole of Morris, AL. Also surviving are twelve grandchildren, twenty-four great grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.
Visitation with the family will be held on Friday, August 30th from 3:00 until 4:00 at the Lighthouse Church in Hopkinsville. Services will immediately follow at 4:00 with Pastor Terry Hancock officiating. Interment will follow at the Powell Cemetery in Lafayette. The family will continue to receive friends at the Lighthouse Church after the burial.
The family expresses special thanks to the surgical team at the Jennie Stuart Medical Center, Dr. Jeffrey Riggs, and Dr. Pankaj Shah, Kindred Home Health Care, and Pennyroyal Hospice.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to The Little Red House of Prayer, Herndon; Lighthouse Church, Hopkinsville; or Pennyroyal Hospice, Hopkinsville.
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