Wayne Clare Hancey was born August 6, 1937 to Clarence and Bessie Bingham Hancey of Hyde Park, Utah. He returned home on January 30, 2023 at the age of 85.
Some of Wayne’s fondest memories as a child were riding the UIC street car to Grandma and Grandpa Bingham’s house and Grandpa being there to pick him up. He also spent lots of summers with his cousins who were some of his best friends. Later in life, he always looked forward to the family reunions and the opportunity of visiting and reminiscing with his cousins again. He and Darrin went on many adventures together. Darrin loved to go up and help him with the vending machines at USU. He taught Darrin how to drive on long roads out in Idaho long before Darrin was old enough. Darrin was lucky enough to attend many scout camps with Wayne before he was of scouting age. He instilled his love of the scouting program in Darrin.
Wayne’s first and greatest love was scouting. He was very dedicated to this program. He was a Scout Master for over 11 years and 4 years as the Assistant Scoutmaster. He was troop committee chairman for 2 years and served on the committee for 5 years. He was the Stake Scoutmaster for 4 years. He also served as the National Jamboree Assistant Scoutmaster twice and as the National Jamboree Scoutmaster for one. He spent over 20 years as an active member of the Order of the Arrow. Summer time was his favorite because it meant scout camp. He spent 3 years on summer staff at scout camps. He was a great leader and example to many young men during his time in scouting. Many of the young men from Hyde Park received their Eagle Scout Award under Wayne’s leadership. He attended many National Scout Jamborees. His vacation time was freely given in service of the scouting program and they were some of his most treasured memories. During his years with Scouting he earned his Wood Badge Training Award in 1977, the Scoutmaster's Key in 1978 and was awarded the Silver Beaver Award in 1983. Wayne gave over 30 years of his life in service to the Boy Scout Program and loved every minute of it.
After his retirement he spent many hours riding in the car with his best friend Rob Kempton. You could find the two of them in the FJ cruiser with Rob’s dog Jake in the back seat, happy to be along for the ride, while they traveled all over Utah, Idaho and Wyoming.
He also spent time travelling with his other best friend JP Murphy or otherwise known as John Paul Murphy. The two of them had many adventures and laughs while driving to and from 4H events all over the state.
He also enjoyed many hours with his shooting buddies down at the gun range and at their reserved tables on Mondays at KJ’s for a lunch of bratwurst and shooting the breeze.
Sunday dinners just won’t be the same at Jim and Norma’s house without Uncle Wayne. Darrin’s boys will miss driving him around, stopping at Maverick for a Mountain Dew, running errands or just having a good chat while working at his house and yard. Many friends and neighbors will miss their visits out on his porch in the warm summer months. He will be missed by family, friends and neighbors.
Wayne is survived by his brothers Jeff (Trudy) Hancey, James (Norma) Hancey, his sister Luanna (Charlie) Leavitt, his nephew Darrin (Stacy) Hancey and many other nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Bessie, his sister-in-law Linda Hancey, many cousins and his best friend Rob Kempton.
The family would like to thank the staff at Rocky Mountain Care for all the care they gave and kindness they showed to Wayne in his short time there. To Brittney Finley for her nursing skills, care and friendship. They would also like to thank Dr. Peterson and Dr. Faux for their care and kindness given.
Funeral services will be held at 12:00 PM on Monday, February 6, 2023 in the Hyde Park Center Street Chapel, 65 East Center in Hyde Park. A viewing will be held on Sunday evening from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at White Pine Funeral Services, 753 South 100 East in Logan, and prior to the services on Monday at the church from 10:30 to 11:30 AM. Burial will be in the Hyde Park Cemetery.
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