Edgar Lewis Hancock



Edgar Lewis “Sonny” “Ed” Hancock, 83, of Murrells Inlet and formerly of Fredericksburg, VA, passed away peacefully Friday, April 14, 2017 at home with his beloved wife by his side. He was born March 10, 1934 in Washington, DC, son of the late Lewis Andrew and Eleanor Frances Higgs Hancock.

Sonny proudly served his country in the United States Navy serving during the Battle of Chosin Reservoir of the Korean War and decommissioned ships in Florida. He retired from AT&T as a Supervisor and began a second career with the Spotsylvania, VA Sheriff’s Department. In 2000, after 28 years of dedicated service, Sonny retired from the Sheriff’s Department as a Lieutenant and continued to work with their office for an additional nine years.

He leaves to cherish his memory his loving and devoted wife of 25 years, Adeline “Maggie” Ellis Hancock; daughters, Terry Luttrell and husband, Bob of VA and Sandra Manning and husband, Greg of AL; three grandchildren, Ryan Luttrell, Lauren Luttrell and Chandler Manning; Mary Hancock; and his faithful German Shepherd, Bo.

A Celebration of Life will be held locally at 12:00 PM, Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Burroughs Funeral Home in Murrells Inlet with Rev. Dr. Ron Bradley officiating with military honors rendered by the United States Navy. The family will receive friends immediately following the service.

A Celebration of Life will also be held at 12:00 PM, Wednesday, April 26, 2016 at Covenant Funeral Service, 4801 Jefferson Davis Highway, Fredericksburg, VA 22408 with honors rendered by the Spotsylvania Sheriff’s Department.

Sonny had a passion for animals and in lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made in his memory to: All 4 Paws by mail to: 708 Petigru Drive, Pawleys Island, SC 29585 or online at: www.all4pawssc.org or to the ASPCA by mail to: ASPCA, PO Box 96929, Washington, DC 20090-6929 or online at: www.aspca.org.

The Hancock family would like to thank the entire staff of Tidelands Hospice for the loving, supportive and compassionate care they provided.

Online condolences may be directed to: www.burroughsfh.com.

Burroughs Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Murrells Inlet (843.651.1440) is assisting the family.