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John David Hancock

March 15, 1955 — March 20, 2024

La Verkin

John David Hancock

John David Hancock passed away March 20, 2024, to be with God at the age of 69. He was born in San Pedro, California. to Lindle Wesley Hancock and Minnie Margaret Roberts. John was married to Theresa Richardson on February 26, 1977, in San Jacinto, California. They were married for 48 wonderful years.


John was raised in Green Acres, California and graduated from Hemet High School in 1973. He was a truck driver for Spartan Oil delivering gas to farmers for 17 years. John then went into construction as a carpenter, building schools.


John loved to go to the mountains of Utah and fish with his wife or go on long drives to explore Southern Utah when they moved from California in December 2010. John had a natural talent of  being able to connect and talk with anyone he met. He loved to garden, woodwork, camp,

and be with his family. His BBQ was amazing, and his ice cream was made to perfection. He was an avid Raiders fan. “Win, lose, or tie… Raiders fan until I die.” John was a devoted friend with many lifelong friendships with people he met after moving to Green Acres as a child. He was so kind and selfless; he would help anyone without giving it a second thought.


John is survived by his wife Theresa of La Verkin, Utah, his daughters Amy Hancock Noriega, Karen Hancock, and Mary Genn of Hemet, California; son Johnny Hancock of Hurricane, Utah. Sister Alice Gallatin of Bonners Ferry, Idaho. He is preceded in death by his father Lindle Hancock and his mother Margaret Hancock. John had 9 grandchildren- Timothy Hancock, Mary Krell, Bobby Genn, Charlotte Genn, Mathaniel Revitte, Ashlyn Hancock, Johnny Hancock, Emilee Noriega, and Robert Thomas Picou; and 1 great grandchild Olivia Krell.


Services will be Friday, March 29, 2024, 11:00 am at Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S. Bluff St. Saint George, Utah.


Family and friends that are unable to attend are invited to view the services online by clicking on the link below.


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The family would like to acknowledge the wonderful treatment he received from Dr. Moon at Hurricane Clinic, Southern Utah Cancer Center, Dr. Heather Gilbert, Dr. Spence Ashton, all the nurses at the cancer center, and Sheila the cancer treatment coordinator.

Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S. Bluff Street, St. George, Utah. 435-673-2454.

Family and friends are invited to sign John’s online guest book at

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Memorial Service

Friday, March 29, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Mountain time)

Spilsbury Mortuary - St George

110 S Bluff St, St. George, UT 84770

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