Billy Gene Hancock, 82, of Angleton and formerly of Oletha, passed away on September 15, 2015 at his residence. Funeral services were held on Friday, September 18, 2015 in the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Chris Moore of the Second Baptist Church of Angleton, and Reverend Johnny Layton of the Lake Limestone Baptist Church, offi ciating. Gospel hymns that Bill loved were sung by Phil Koester and Gabe Duron. Interment followed in the Thornton Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jason Meyers, Danny Hancock, Dwayne Byrd, Jack Hodges, John Turner and Mack Jones. Honorary pallbearers wiere Dennis Searcy, Bill Turner, Lyndon Cate, Kenny Stinson, Ricky Stinson, and Donnie Stinson. Billy was born to William and Gladys (Starkey) Hancock on July 31, 1933 in Easterly, Texas. He graduated from Franklin High School in 1950, and had been a quarterback for the Franklin Lions. Billy went on to play college football for the University of Texas at Arlington and Hardin- Simmons College.