John Carl Hancuff Obituary – Oklahoman

John Carl Hancuff



J. Carl Hancuff was born at a very young age, near his mother in Pocatello, Idaho on April 23, 1930. He remembered it well as it was an overcast day. He spotted a cute girl in the crib next to him, winked at her and she threw up. He was the youngest of four children born J. Carl and Edith Irene Hancuff. Carl graduated from Vancouver High School in Vancouver, Washington in 1948. He was class president, captain of the track team, had his own radio show and was the recipient of the prestigious “Joe Trapper” award. That same year, he moved to Salt Lake City, Utah where he began a lifelong career in sales and entertainment. For 16 years he was the comedic bass of the nationally known Salt Flats barbershop quartet; he entertained and emceed in 41 states and 14 countries including an invitational USO trip to Japan, Okinawa and Philippines. He was a successful sales and marketing professional earning top sales awards at Macklanburg-Duncan and Southwestern Bell Yellow Pages/AT&T. After retirement he worked in special sales at Edmond Life & Leisure.

Carl married “his redhead”, Mitzi Glauser Hancuff in 1966 and moved with his family to Edmond in 1981. Survivors include his wife Mitzi, sons, John (deceased), Chris (Charla), Dane (Lynn), of Salt Lake City, son Casey (Teana) and daughter Kelly of Boise, Idaho, Tracy Hancuff and Carmen Hancuff of Edmond, and Travis (Jonelle) of Atlanta. Carl had 21 grandchildren and 40 great grandchildren. Hensley, Brady, Harper and Kira brought him joy and vitality.

His passions included entertaining, fishing, gardening, traveling and making people laugh. He was a friend of Bill W., a cancer survivor and veteran.

(This was a private obituary but you read it anyway didn’t ya?)

In lieu of flowers, Carl’s wish was for donations to support Veterans. They can be made to the Carl Hancuff Memorial Fund at Kirkpatrick Bank PO Box 2850 Edmond, Oklahoma 73083.

Services to honor Carl’s life will be at 2:00 pm Monday January 23, 2023, at Matthews Funeral Home Chapel.

Posted online on January 18, 2023

Published in The Oklahoma