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Gregory L. Hancock “Pookie”


Gregory L. Hancock “Pookie” of Knoxville departed this life, Friday, June 16, 2023. Gregory moved to Knoxville at a youthful age with his maternal grandparents, Cassie and William Hancock. After the death of his grandmother, he continued to live in Knoxville with his grandfather, William Hancock, Uncle Anthony (Tony) Hancock, Aunt Stephanie Hancock, and brother Rashawn Moore. Gregory was educated in the Knox County School System, attending West Hills Elementary, Bearden Middle, and Bearden High Schools.

Through the encouragement of the late Mrs. Henrietta Grant, former Principal of Austin East High School in Knoxville, he earned his GED. Gregory was a chef in restaurants located in Nashville and Knoxville where he was responsible for overseeing food preparation.

At the time of his death, Greg was employed with Burger King a Mid America Franchisee. Gregory gave his life to Christ and was baptized at Foster Chapel Baptist Church.

Gregory was preceded in death by his loving grandparents; Cassie and William Hancock, and Odessa and Oliver Martin; brother, Aaron Jarrod Moore.

Survivors, daughter, NaShunti; sons, Gregory, and Aaron; mother, Brenda Moore; father, Gregory (Pete) Martin; brothers, Rashawn, Brandon, Alston (Yvonne) Moore; sister, Devin (Joe) Watters; nephews, niece, a host of uncles, aunts, cousins, and many, many friends. Special acknowledgments to Monique Archibald, Myra Dabbs and family, Derrick Windom, and Brandon Pride.

Family will receive friends, 10:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 24, 2023 at Jarnigan & Son Mortuary; Memorial Service, 11:00 a.m., Pastor Joseph Tolbert, Officiating.


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