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Woody Hancock Sr.

August 29, 1941 — May 10, 2023

Sea Level

Woody Hancock, 81, passed away on May 10th, 2023 in Sea Level, NC. He was born on August 29th, 1941 in Beaufort, NC to Linwood and Louise Lewis Hancock.

His funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, May 15th, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Harkers Island, officiated by Bishop Morris. Interment will follow at Vergie Mae Cemetery.

Woody is survived by his wife, Mary Sue Salter Hancock, of the home, and his daughters Sherry Hancock Beck (Billy) of Beaufort, Debbie Sue Hancock Lawrence (Brownie) of Otway and Son Woody, Jr. (Nena) of Cedar Island.  Grandchildren Chris Krazeski of Beaufort, Matt Kraszeski (Michaela) of Beaufort, Josh Kraszeki (Samantha) of Wilmington, Billy Beck, III (Tabitha) of Adams Creek, Brian Beck (Crystal) of Beaufort, Brandi Beck Owenby (Michael) of Beaufort and Destinee Beck of Marshallberg, Renae Lawrence Willis (Jason) of Davis, BJ Lawrence of Farmville, Woody, III “Bo” (Jacob) of Clinton, and Andrew Hancock (Melissa) of Beaufort and great-grandchildren Madsyn Peden, Huckins Kraszeski, Sullivan and Graham Kraszeski, Logan and Billy Beck, IV, Daisy, Hayden, Brian Jr. and Landen Beck, Mac, Damion, Alexis, and Carter Boggs, Collins Beck, Carleigh and Corey Willis, Nathaniel Hancock-Lewis and Mackenzie Hancock.

Other survivors include sisters Lana Hancock Davis (Wayne) of Harkers Island, Perry Lynn Hancock Paylor (Billy), of Harkers Island, Bonnie Hancock Midgett (Ronnie) of Summerville, SC and Connie Hancock Dickinson of Harkers Island and many nieces and nephews.

Woody was preceded in death by his parents, brother Linwood Jr., Granddaughter in-law Lauren Kraszeski, and brother-in-law John Dickinson.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Shell Hill Cemetery Association, 116 Shell Hill Road, Sea Level, NC 28577.

Family and friends are welcome to submit online condolences at

Arrangements by Munden Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. in Morehead City, N.C.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Funeral Service

Monday, May 15, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Harkers Island

1007 Island Road, Harkers Island, NC 28531

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Interment Following Funeral Service

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