THE FUNERAL of former Bromsgrove District Council chairman and councillor for 25 years David Hancox was held on Wednesday (May 20).
There was standing room only at Redditch Crematorium as family, friends and fellow councillors paid tribute to him.
He was born in Rubery, worked at the Longbridge Motor Company for most of his working life and represented Rubery and Uffdown for 25 years. He was the chairman of the district council from 2002 to 2003.
He was on a number of committees, sat on the crime prevention panel and was on Holywell Primary School’s board of governors for a decade.
Mr Hancox, who stood down at the last election due to ill health, passed away on May 3, following a short illness.
He was married to his wife Jean for more than 60 years and the pair celebrated their diamond wedding back in 2013.
She also served on the district council.
Paying tribute to Mr Hancox, Bromsgrove District Council leader, Coun Margaret Sherrey, said: “He had always been a gentleman and will be missed.
“He was an excellent ward councillor who was always willing to listen.
“I and I think everybody else enjoyed working with him.”
Former leader, Coun Roger Hollingworth, added: “He was a totally unselfish man.
“His whole heart was in doing something good for the community, which he always did to the best of his ability.
“He gave me a tremendous amount of advice when I started and a tremendous amount of help when I was leader.”
Mr Hancox is survived by his wife Jean, his son, two grandchildren and a great grandchild.