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Billy E. Hancock

Billy E. Hancock, age 86, passed away on July 24, 2021. He was born in Dallas, Texas, to Claude and Quilla Burnett Hancock. He is predeceased by his daughter, Cynthia Hancock Buesing; brother, Robert C. Hancock, and sister, Patsy Joann Dunlap.

He served honorably in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War and then graduated from North Texas State College. He served as a special agent for the U.S. Secret Service under seven presidents. After retirement, he worked for the Federal Reserve Bank in Richmond and handled security for several international mercy missions for The Flying Hospital.

He is survived by his wife, Jane Hancock; son, Billy E. Hancock, Jr; grandchildren, Amber, Stephen, and Timothy and great-grandchildren, Xaviar, Reagan, and Sutton.

A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at 2pm at Pineview Cemetery, 761 N. Raleigh St, Rocky Mount, NC 27801. R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home & Crematory, 509 W. Washington St., Suffolk, VA is serving the family. Condolences may be registered online at RWBakerFH.com.

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Billy was a dedicated professional who was a pleasure to work with and will be sorely missed. All who knew him are better for the experience. RIP

Mack Hartsell Aug 7 2021 9:51 AM

Rest In Peace my friend and former colleague

Benny Crosby Aug 5 2021 6:07 PM

Billy was a true professional who was a joy to work with on various details. When we would come to Houston w Pres. Bush, the detail could always count on Billy to provide high quality advance work! Once a Marine...!
RIP Billy, you've done your job, and most importantly, provided for your family!
Bruce Bowen USSS Ret

Bruce Bowen Aug 5 2021 4:34 PM

So sorry for your loss. Billy was a true professional and a gentleman. My condolences to the Hancock family.
Tim Flick USSS Ret

Tim Flick Aug 5 2021 2:47 PM

I worked with Billy on many details throughout my career and in the Houston Office. He was one of the "good guys". The kind of man who you could always count on to do the right thing. It was an honor to know Billy Hancock. Semper Fi. Rest in peace Billy.

JB Floyd Aug 5 2021 2:43 PM

Billy was my first squad leader in the Houston Secret Service office in 1981. Loved the guy. So sorry to learn of his passing. Prayers.

Larry Enmon Aug 5 2021 1:36 PM

A gentleman who was well liked by all those he worked with in the Secret Service. My condolences to the Hancock family. RIP

Dan Horne Aug 5 2021 1:19 PM

I was on a few Details with Billy. He was such a nice man and funny too sometime, but a very professional Secret Service Agent. He was very well respected. RIP BILLY.

Howell Purvis, Secret Service Agent, retired. Aug 5 2021 1:03 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Billy Hancock

Pamela Ziebart Jul 28 2021 9:03 AM

I will always remember his keen sense of humor. I never stood a chance when Big and little Bill got going with their jokes. Grateful to have known Mr. Hancock, he will be missed.
Sending hugs to you Jane
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Pamela Flowers Jul 28 2021 12:46 AM

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