In Memory of

David James Hancock

February 7, 1962 - May 24, 2021
From: Humboldt, IA

David James Hancock, 59, of Humboldt, Iowa went to be with his Loving Savior on May 24, 2021.

David was born in Albuquerque, NM on February 7, 1962, to James and Carrie Lou Hancock. He was a rambunctious boy who committed his life to Christ at age 17 at the Bill Rice Ranch when he responded to the call to ask Jesus to be his Savior and Lord. As David said, “He took out my heart of stone and gave me a heart of flesh that loved Him completely.” After college, he followed God’s call to move to Cherokee, Iowa where he met a special young lady, Dawn Jones, who soon became his wife. He worked for the Cherokee Mental Health Institute for 15 years and then spent another 15 years working for the Fort Dodge Correctional Facility. He spent his time serving God whether at home, work, or church talking about His love for Jesus and our need for him. David was a wonderful husband and father and brought so much joy and fun to his family and friends. He usually kept everyone entertained with his funny stories and made people feel welcome. His passion was spending time with family and friends, and he loved traveling like a gypsy to visit all his kids and grandkids. His most recent desire was to glorify God whether he was healed or died from cancer. Three days before passing into glory, he quoted Philippians 1:21, “For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” He lived his life fully for Jesus Christ and left behind a vibrant testimony and legacy.

David goes ahead of his sweetheart of 35 years, Dawn Hancock of Humboldt, IA; his four children and their spouses: Josh Hancock (Bethany), Paullina, IA; Naomi Ronan (Andrew), Rochester, MN; Chris Hancock (Malarie), Topeka, KS; Liz Wilson (Jaron), Paullina, IA.

His 12 grandchildren: Liam, Levi, Andrew, and Benjamin Hancock; Eliana Ronan; Jethro, Aviela, Rowan, and Elliot Hancock; Walter, Peter, and baby Wilson (due November 2nd)

His mother, Carrie Lou Hancock, Greenville, SC; mother-in-law, Nancy Jones, Paullina, IA; his sisters and brother: Virginia Arnold (Bruce), Greenville, SC; Rose Mary Kelly (Dick), Greenville, SC; Paul Hancock (Donna), Birmingham, AL; his in-laws: Deb and Jon Zupke, Paullina, IA; Donna and John Wright, St. Cloud, MN; Denise and Ken McMillen, Early, IA; Delores and Preston Tanaka, Cassville, WI; David Enderlin, Cherokee, IA

David James Hancock is preceded in death by his father, Rev. James Hancock, Barney, GA; father-in-law Kenneth Jones, Cherokee, IA; sister-in-law Dee Enderlin, Cherokee, IA

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, May 28, 2021, at Oakdale Evangelical Free Church, rural Meriden, Iowa.
Pastor Warren Coe and Pastor Al Lewis
Josh Hancock
Chris Hancock
Andrew Ronan
Jaron Wilson
Paul Hancock
Joe McMillen
Public visitation will begin at 5:00 p.m. Thursday, with family present from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday night at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee.
Cedar Cemetery
Larrabee, Iowa


Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 3:13 PM
“My prayers are with your family. I’m so sorry for your loss. Jean Blackwell ( Malarie’s grandmother) ”
- Jean Blackwell
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 3:13 PM
“David was very kind and welcomed our daughter and the rest of her family into his own. He was a very fine man and will be missed! Praying for you all💙”
- Jenny Passmore
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 3:13 PM
“David will surely be miss. I had some great memories growing up with my cousin. He always had a great sense of humor. He loved the Lord and was a great Christian. We are praying for the family. Praying for God's comfort in the days ahead. One day we will see you again. ”
- Lesa Deen
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 3:13 PM
“I am so sorry to hear about David's passing. I am praying for you and your family. ”
- Kevin Oldenkamp
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 3:13 PM
“I am very sorry to hear about your loss. God bless you and your family.”
- Michelle (Renken) Dressler
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 3:13 PM
“Our sympathy and prayers are with you as you walk through this time of grief and loss. May God comfort you and give you peace. We love you. ”
- Verne and Lori Ivarson
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 3:13 PM
“P.D. You will be missed. Rest in peace.”
- Jason W Schleef
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 3:13 PM
“Dear Hancock family, praying for you all during this difficult time. May God's peace and comfort surround you.”
- Megan & Francisco Obando
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 3:13 PM
“I am so sorry for your loss, I worked with David at FDCF. He was a light in that place. He made me laugh and he was always pleasant. He will be missed.”
- Julie Govern
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 3:13 PM
“I worked with David at the Fort Dodge Correctional Facility. He was always one for conversation and met you with a smile. His Faith was evident in how he treated others. He had a knack for listening and helping others realize they shouldn't sweat the small stuff and he was always able to provide a good laugh. I'm glad I was able to KNOW HIM. ”
- Randy Greene Jr.
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 3:13 PM
“Oh Dawn.. Please know your friends at Huseman Chiropractic are shocked and sadden by this!! He was a great guy who always had a smile.. Please take care!💔😥”
- Martha Obrion
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 3:13 PM
“Our deepest sympathies to the family.”
- Randy and Ro Hofmeyer
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 3:13 PM
“I am so sorry for your loss. My heart breaks for you. I was so surprised to read this in the paper this morning. I didn't realize David was sick. I will keep you all in my prayers. Such a sad time for you all but wonderful for David to be home with the Lord. What a joyous reunion you have to look forward to someday. Love you all. ”
- Kim Pearce Schuur
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 3:13 PM
“We both worked with Dave at FDCF. Such a nice guy and pleasure to be around. Very sorry for your families loss. God Bless all of you!✝️”
- Sam and Sandy Proctor
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 3:13 PM
“I am so sorry for your loss send prayers of comfort and love”
- Linda and Claude Lord
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 3:13 PM
“Dear Nancy, Dawn, and families,
We are so very, very sorry for your loss.

Terry and Audrey Meyerdirk”
- Audrey meyerdirk
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 10:46 AM
“Our deepest sympathies and prayers to David's family. He was a wonderful friend and co-worker. We will miss him at Pathfinders. ”
- Jodi Evans
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 10:46 AM
“David was a great person. I had the prevlidge to work with him. Get to know him. And be honored to call him FRIEND. He was an inspiration to all his co-workers and I loved his faith in the Lord. God has gained a great man. I will miss you David. RIP my dear friend.”
- Jim Niles
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