Hubert Everette “Hugh” Dancy, 91, of Mocksville passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem.
Mr. Dancy was born Dec. 28, 1928, in Wilkes County to James and Lala Dancy. He was an avid wrestler in high school and college. He lettered in the 9th grade and was a state champion. He continued wrestling at Appalachian State University, where he was on the Mountaineer wrestling team, contributing to a national team scoring record in 1950. He left college to serve in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War, later to return and graduate with a physical education degree. He retired after 30 years with Boeing as a production manager.
He was a member of Wilkesboro United Methodist Church, where he enjoyed cooking with the Methodist Men during church functions. After marrying Mary Ann, he was blessed to become a father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He loved his family.
A skilled craftsman, Hugh spent lots of his retirement days in his workshop, where he could create just about anything anyone asked for, but his passion was making knives. His love for model trains was shared with his friends and fellow members of the Black Cat Station in North Wilkesboro. He also loved to cook, work the puzzles in the paper and watch sports, especially Appalachian State football. He loved his kitty, Ellie, and Addie, a small dog he kept during the day.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two wives, Rachel Anderson Dancy and Mary Ann Pennell Dancy; and two brothers, Harold and Willard Dancy.
He is survived by his stepdaughter, Michelle Rundle of Mocksville; his stepsons, Michael Cooper and wife, Margaret, of North Wilkesboro and Jeffery Mark Cooper of San Diego, Calif.; three step-grandchildren, Megan Fiedler and husband, Jim, of Pennsylvania, Michael Cooper Jr. of Raleigh and Sierra Cooper of California; and two step-great-grandchildren, Mason and Madeline Fiedler of Pennsylvania.
Memorials may be made to Wilkesboro United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 197, Wilkesboro, N.C. 28697 or Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home: Trellis Supportive Care, Attention: Finance, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27103.
Per his wishes, after cremation a private ceremony will be held at Scenic Memorial Gardens.