Clinton Edward Hancock


Clint passed peacefully Saturday, August 20, 2022 at Hillcrest Comfort Care after an 8-month battle with cancer.

A time for visitation: 5 to 7pm Friday, September 2 at Lake Shore Funeral Home.

Clint was preceded in death by his parents, Jessie Hancock, and Liz Parker Whitehouse; and his inspiration, Adam West aka “Batman”.

Survivors include his Hancock siblings, Stu, Bruce, Kevin, Stephanie and Bo; along with his devoted brother, Dale Whitehouse, sister, Misty Bridger, and their spouses and children.

Clint is a 1977 graduate of Connally High School where he was active in sports, arts and student government.  He received his first (of two) standing ovations during a talent show his Sr year.  On stage armed with an overhead projector, a few markers and a towel he drew, in one minute, whatever the audience suggested – the “One Minute Batman” was born. His favorite part of the story was still being in drag after performing, as a back-up singer, in an all-male ensemble singing Helen Ready’s “I am Woman”.

Armed with a Commercial Art Degree from TSTI he forged a career that was always creative, symmetric, inspiring and leading commercial trend. He created many iconic Waco Logos, signs, and window/door coverings.  He worked for Pepsi and College Agencies to design/publish sports schedules and promotions throughout the US.  For years, he was consumed in writing, editing, photographing for the weekly newspaper for Bosqueville and China Spring “The Enterprise”.

Being the Roadie, Sound guy, Advertiser, Driver for the The Mudcats and Johnny Mandel as “Elvis” were four joyful years spent with his Dad and the musicians.  Sharing photos of his PunkRock Guitar/Spandex/Long Hair phase was a special joy for him.

Clint was an avid sports fan, golfer, and collector of Batman & Super Heroes, loved printed and original art.  He had an amazing aptitude for remembering movie lines, the movie and actors of all genres.  He loved his Corvettes and delighted in driving/caring for them.   Ever the devoted animal lover – his pets were a consistent joy.

Clint also collected many friends of varied backgrounds and interests.   He kept in touch with people from different schools, sports, academia, clubs, volunteer activities, associations, co-workers and clients.

His wide circle of friends showed-up and supported him when he was in need.  “The Hancock” Golf Benefit was a big success not only in raising funds and his spirits – the occasion provided a space to gather, reflect and remember each other in good times and better health.  “The Hancock” funded his last wishes, funeral and the “Clint Hancock Memorial Arts & Design Scholarship” at TSTC.

Please accept Clint’s sincere appreciation for your prayers, thoughts, time, visits and generous donations.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a scholarship donation or to Fuzzy Friends Rescue.


Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708

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  1. Johnny Mandel & Charlotte

    Prayers for all family and friends and may Jesus heal your broken hearts! Clint meant so much to me and was a true friend and someone I always admired and looked up too, SO CREATIVE, SO LOYAL, SUCH A TRUE FRIEND and SO LOVED! OUR times together as JOHNNY MANDELL & MUDDCATTS “TRIBUTE BAND TO “ELVIS & BEATLES” because of CLINT being so creative with our Logos to all merchandising and his DAD “JESSE” we wouldn’t been as successful without them backing us all the way and made some MEMORABLE YEARS INSTILLED IN OUR HEARTS and OUR FANS! BATMAN MY FRIEND FLY HIGH AND EMBRACE YOUR DAD FOR ME and all that loved you both! The song “IF I CAN DREAM” by ELVIS would be the song I feel right now for you and would sing to you!! Going to miss you but I’ll see you someday soon and will always remember you my brother in Christ! My fiancé really loved you and said she could will the power the few times she was able to visit you were so humble, kind and had a glow of a shining star!! SO SHINE IN HEAVEN!!!
    With love ,
    Johnny Mandel & Charlotte

  2. Dustin Whitehouse

    I love you Uncle Clint, I will miss you. I’m glad my kids got the opportunity to meet you. I’ll never forget the Christmas you got me my first pair of Jordan’s. Still my favorite pair to this day. Thank you for making the world a better place.

  3. Bubba, I’m so lost and sad. I’m trying to be strong like you would have wanted me to!! I’m going to miss our conversations and celebrating our birthdays together!!! You made such an impact on so many people. You had so much compassion for the people around you. I’m so glad you got to meet my beautiful grandkids!! I know Dustin thought a lot of you and thought you were pretty cool!!! You were the best big brother a girl could ask for,I’m so glad God made you my brother!!! Please give Mama,Sam and my granddaughter a big hug for me and tell them I love and miss them so much!!! Until we meet again, please watch over us. I love you forever and a day!!! I’ll be looking for the bat signal

  4. Many prayers and my sympathy to Clint’s family and close friends. Clint was truly one of the nicest/kindest people I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing. He will be greatly missed. Rest easy, brother.

  5. Robert & Vicki Olivo

    We are so saddened to hear of Clint’s passing. We hadn’t seen Clint in many years, but kept up on Facebook.
    He is always to be remembered as the Batman fanatic!
    Stephanie – Robert wants you to especially know how very sorry he is and that he sends you his love.
    We pray for his family and hope that the memories you all have of Clint bring a smile to your face and put a warmth in your heart forever and always.
    God Bless,

  6. Clint was one of the best friends I ever had. I will
    miss his sharp sense of humor and will always
    remember great times. The world is a sadder place without him, but I know he’s in a better place and
    free from pain. Peace brother.

  7. Well Clint you finally reached the 19th hole after playing with integrity and honor…Good game!

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