James Ray Hancock of Halifax, VA passed away March 1, 2022. He was born in Rockingham County, NC on April 21, 1947 and was 74 years of age. He was the son of the late George Milton Hancock, Sr. and the late Alma Elizabeth Satterfield Hancock. He was married to Brenda Martin Hancock who survives. He was a member of Olive Branch United Methodist Church. James served in the United States Army and served one tour in Vietnam 1968-1969. He was a member of the American Legion Post 8 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars 8243. He retired from Georgia Pacific after 27 years of dedicated service. James Ray Hancock is survived by: His Wife Brenda M. Hancock of Halifax, VA His Daughters Christy Rosado and husband Gil of Raleigh, NC Joyce Powell and husband Steven of Nathalie, VA One Granddaughter Hannah Ward “Little Darling” of Nathalie, VA ***Preceded in death by*** Two Brothers George Milton Hancock, Jr Charlie Archer Hancock A funeral service will be held Friday, March 4, 2022 at 2:00 P.M. at Ash Avenue Baptist Church with the Rev. Tim Mull officiating. Burial to follow in Olive Branch United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday, one hour prior to the service at the church. For memorials please consider a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be directed to www.powellfuneralinc.com. Arrangements are by: Powell Funeral Home, 1603 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, VA 24592.