1930s

Reginald L. Hancock, BBA ’38, 101 years old, of Austin, Texas passed away on January 1, 2019. He was born February 19, 1917 in Coolidge, Texas to parents Guy and Cordie (Rio) Hancock. He was married to Caroline Bell. Reginald enlisted in the US Army Air Corps in 1940. He proudly served his country during World War II, being stationed in Italy and Africa. He retired from the Air Force Reserve component at the rank of Colonel. He graduated from Baylor University. Reginald worked for Marathon Oil Co. and retired in 1972. He then began a career in Real Estate and Investment business until his ultimate retirement. He lived in Houston for over 50 years with his wife, Caroline. She was known affectionately as “Aunt Baby”. He then moved to Bryan, Texas and lived in an assisted living facility for one year. He then moved to Austin to be closer to his great-niece, Anne Shepard. Anne and her husband Bob managed “Reg’s” care for the remainder of his life. He lived at Brookdale Assisted Living for over 3 years before being transferred to their skilled nursing facility. During this time he continued to attend as many events for veterans as possible even though this became increasingly difficult in his later years. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Guy F. Hancock; and his wife, Caroline Bell Hancock. He is survived and will be dearly missed by his nieces, Glenda Hancock May, Mary Hancock and Gaila Hancock Sanders (Chad); his numerous great nieces and nephews, great-great nieces and nephews, and yes…great-great-great nieces and nephews as well.

Richard Autrey Jennings, BA ’38, of Corinth, TX, beloved father and friend was called to be with the Lord on Jan. 16, 2019. He was 101 years old. Born in Arkadelphia, AR on Nov. 6, 1917, he was the only child to Morley and Elizabeth Jennings. As a son to a Hall of Fame football coach, Richard (Dick) loved football and golf. He lettered in football at Baylor and received his Juris Doctorate from George Washington Law School in Washington, DC in 1942 while working on the Hill for Texas Senator Tom Conley and operating an elevator in the Capitol Building. Although having received an appointment to the Naval Academy, he chose the Army and served as a Lieutenant in the Third Army in WWII. Dick then moved to Lubbock in 1949 and continued a law practice that spanned 76 years. He was married to his beloved wife of 61 years, Dorothy Winston Brown until her death in 2012. Together, they raised 9 children. A passionate and competitive golfer, Dick won golf tournaments in each of the ten decades of his life including the World Senior Amateur Championship in 1981. He was a founding member of Lubbock CC and played his last 30 years as a member of Hillcrest CC whereby he shot below his age thousands of recorded times. An avid storyteller and a remarkable history buff, he was often cited for his quick wit and choice words of wisdom which also included "Now by the same token..." He was an Elder and Deacon of First Presbyterian Church and later a member of Westminster Presbyterian. Dick is also preceded in death by his son, Rick Jennings. He is survived by his children, Bill and wife Karen Jennings, Julia Stratton, Nancy and husband Howard Lawson, Leigh and husband Jim Hoofnagle, Cindy Jennings, David and wife Deb Jennings, Robert and wife Deborah Jennings, and Dorsey Jennings. He leaves behind 22 grandchildren and 36 great grandchildren. Special loved ones and lifelong friends include Don January and family, Minta Gay, Bucky Sheffield, Kay and Tommy Davis, and special appreciation to those that cared for him in his last years of life. Visitation will be held from 1-2 PM, Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at Resthaven Funeral Home, graveside services will follow at 2:30 PM, Resthaven Memorial Park. Arrangements are under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home & Memorial Park, Lubbock, TX. Online condolences may be offered on our website at www.resthavenfuneralhome.com.