705 W. Warren Street | (812) 849-2600 |

Gearry George HancockPassing: June 27, 2019


Chastain Funeral Home

Funeral Service

Monday, July 1st @ 2:00 p.m.


Chastain Funeral Home

Sunday, June 30th @ 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.


Mitchell Cemetery

Monday, July 1st

MITCHELL – Gearry George Hancock, 73, passed away Thursday, June 27, 2019, surrounded by family and friends at his residence.

Born May 30, 1946, in Bedford, he was the son of Milton O. “Pete”   and Edna M. (Lucas) Hancock. He married Beverlee Kay King April 9, 1965.

Gearry was employed at Hancock Construction Company and for several years he worked for P. F. Environmental located at Lehigh Cement Plant.  He served on the City of Mitchell Fire Department for 47 years and was a graduate of Mitchell High School in 1964.  Gearry enjoyed helping others and being with family and friends.

Beverlee Hancock of Mitchell
Cynthia (Brian) Rainey of Mitchell
Mitchell and Grant Rainey
Jerry L. Hancock, Sr. of Mitchell
several nieces and nephews

His parents and brother, Milton O. Hancock, Jr., preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday, July 1, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Phillip McDonald officiating.  Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Sunday and from noon until the service on Monday at the funeral home.

Memorial Gifts:  White River Humane Society

Sign the Guestbook

17 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: BRENT AND CARLA GEARY | http://Lake Wales, FL
    Date: July 5, 2019
  2. Guest: Deanna Kay Luchauer Ely | http://Mitchell
    Date: July 2, 2019
    Beverlee, I am so sorry for your loss. I went to school 12 years with Gearyl Thinking of you at this time.
  3. Guest: Bob Plew | http://Shelbyville, IN 46176
    Date: July 1, 2019
    Jerry, I am sorry for the loss of Gearry. I didn't know him, but have known you for years. Milton and I were drafted at the same time and took Basic Training at Camp Roberts Calif. Hard to believe that was over 67 years ago. My condolences to all your family.
  4. Guest: Penny Connerley Wicks | http://Cooper, Texas
    Date: July 1, 2019
    Beverlee, I am so sorry for your loss. I wish I could have been there for support to you. My heart felt sorrow goes out to you and your family.
  5. Guest: Jon Malott | http://Mitchell in.
    Date: July 1, 2019
    I have worked for Jerry senior and Buck since 02/28/1993 and at times worked with Gearry, he was a fine man, he will be sadly missed by all that knew him! Jon Malott
  6. Guest: Gary Mundy | http://Mitchell, IN
    Date: July 1, 2019
    I remember Gearry wearing a belt buckle with a bulldozer picture on it in the 8th grade. He was already running heavy equipment with Jerry. Gearry worked his entire life and made Mitchell a much better place. RIP my friend.
  7. Guest: Jim Barrett | http://Cincinnati, Ohio
    Date: June 29, 2019
    Many a summer evening outside at Ted's hanging out, talking, and just generally being friends. Many good, quiet introspective moments.... Strength to you Beverly and I am deeply sorry for your loss. Gearry meant many good thigs to all of us....
  8. Guest: Gerald (Jerry) Mullis | http://Freeport, FL.
    Date: June 29, 2019
    He will be missed. Always remember that smile and stories shared at the Wednesday night Class of '64 get togethers. Another of our great couples from our class now goes on alone to wait for that great reunion when our Lord and Savior returns. You remain will continue to be in my prayers, Bev.
  9. Guest: Cynthia J Mullis | http://Mitchell, IN
    Date: June 29, 2019
    Cynthia and family, May God comfort you all during this time. Cindy and Bill Mullis
  10. Guest: Dr Bill Burgess | http://Seymour, In
    Date: June 29, 2019
    Gearry will be missed. My prayers to Bev for strength.
  11. Guest: Dr Bill Burgess | http://Seymour, In
    Date: June 29, 2019
    Gearry will be sadly missed. To Bev I will pray for strength.
  12. Guest: Danny Blackwell | http://Bedford
    Date: June 29, 2019
    Peace Brother
  13. Guest: Morgan Suddarth-Morris | http://Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: June 29, 2019
    We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Scott always enjoyed working with Gearry. The Scott Suddarth Family
  14. Guest: Eddie Hatfield | http://Mitchell Indiana
    Date: June 28, 2019
    Family, sorry for this loss. I enjoyed talking with him if i had a chance. Knowledge is a wonderful thing, and he had lots and lots of it!
  15. Guest: David McPherson | http://Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: June 28, 2019
    So sorry....praying for the family...
  16. Guest: Jan Grissom | http://Lafayette La
    Date: June 28, 2019
    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you all.
    Date: June 28, 2019