Marion James Hancock, 68, passed away on August 19, 2021 in Provo Utah Hospital surrounded by his beloved family. Marion was born January 21, 1953 to Irving Zenos Hancock and Lillie Wendel in Spanish Fork. He married the love of his life Sharlene Carroll June 19, 1975 in the Salt Lake City Temple.
Marion grew up in Spanish Fork. He achieved the Eagle Boy Scout rank. He and his brother Paul loved building go-carts. They both played in the band in high school. He graduated from Spanish Fork High school in 1971.
He had a pet racoon shortly after getting married named Ricky. Ricky was released into the wild after growing to adulthood.
Marion was a mechanic for 11 years. Then he worked at Trojan Explosives in Spanish Fork where he got into the Information Technology field. He then worked at Alcoa / Sapa in Information Technology until he retired. He had two of his son’s work with him in IT. One of his favorite things to do when working with Dave was to jump out and startle him.
He loved attending all of his grandchildren’s activities and sports. He had a huge love for Christmas and taught his whole family to love it too.
He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day saints and loved the gospel.
Marion was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers Kenneth and Paul, and by his sister Rinza. Marion is survived by his sister Janelle, wife Sharlene, his six sons and spouses, Jeremy and Julie, David and Julie, Bryan and Whitney, Jeffrey and Jerrica, Bradley and Amanda, and Mikel, as well as 13 grandchildren, and one great grandson.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday August 25, 2021 at 11:00a.m. at the chapel at 2162 E Canyon Rd, Spanish Fork, Utah. A viewing will be held from 9:45a.m. to 10:45a.m.
The funeral service will also be available on zoom at
A gofundme account has been started https://gofund.me/3ff18a1e
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When I think of the Hancock's I think of boys, dogs, computers and nursery. Marion was a gently giant. We loved the last picture in his album because he always had a hand in his pocket. May you all be blessed with the spirit of peace, hope and love.
Dennis and Brenda
I am sorry to hear about Marion. He was a good boyhood friend and I spent a lot of time playing with him at his parents home in Spanish Fork when we were kids.
He had a great sense of humor.
My sincere condolences to his family.
My prayers are with you and your family.we are sorry for your loss