HANCOCK, Joe; 41, of Mechanicsville, VA, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, February 6, 2019. He is survived by his loving wife of 11 years, Ruth Wallek Hancock; his “best dogs ever” Molly and Dallas; father, Dennis Hancock; mother, Carmen Hancock; sister, Ellen Dee (Brian); mother-in-law, Dolores Wallek; sister-in-law, Margaret Wallek; nieces and nephews, Elizabeth, Chris, Brock, and Teagan; and his best “bro” Ron Dill and his family. Joe was a graduate of Great Bridge High School, Class of 1995; and from ODU in 2004 with his BA in Computer Science. Joe was known as a gentle giant, who never had a harsh word for anyone. He had a great sense of humor and was a devoted husband, uncle and friend. Joe prided himself as being a scientist and chemist. He enjoyed his video games, collecting guns, his music, and most importantly the time he spent with his family and friends. Joe will be greatly missed by all who had the privilege to know him. The family will celebrate his life from 6 – 8 pm, Friday, February 22, 2019, at Monaghan Funeral Home, 7300 Creighton Pkwy. Mechanicsville, VA 23111. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to the Hanover Humane Society.