William Ronald Handcox


Funeral services were held on 11/17/2022 at Memory Chapel of Anderson Ragsdale Mortuary, with a burial following at Miramar National Park Cemetery. Final arrangements were entrusted to Anderson Ragsdale Mortuary. 

Ron was born on October 12, 1949, in San Diego, California, the second child born to John and Verisa Hancox. The family moved to Los Angeles, California, where he graduated from Freemont High school. Ron met Cheryl (Sherry) Norwood, and they were married. From that union, three children were born; Ricki, Derrick, and Latrice. Ron enlisted in the Army and was honorably discharged. Ron was blessed with a fourth child, Taiann. Ron decided to move back to San Diego.

Ron met Kelly, and from that union, 2 children were born; Dabain (DJ) and Rahn (Peetie). Ron met Shakira Moses, they were married, and from that union, Ron gained 3 beautiful stepchildren; Daelyn Moses-Dunn, Haven Moses-Perin, and Mattie Gardiner, which he dearly loved.

Ron worked as a milk delivery driver and then at General Motors in Van Nuys, CA. After working there for many years, he decided to pursue his passion for construction and carpentry. Ron attended LA Trade Tech in Los Angeles, CA where he was educated in carpentry. Ron mastered his gift and worked in the construction field until he retired.

Ron accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior and was a member of New Creation Church in San Diego, CA. He enjoyed the outdoors, going fishing and watching his favorite sports teams on TV.

Ron passed away on Tuesday, November 1, 2022. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Hancox and Versia Jarnegan. He leaves behind his wife Shakira Moses-Handcox of San Diego; his sons Ricki Norwood (Benny) of Las Vegas, Derrick Hancox (Robin) of Waterloo, Iowa, Dabian (DJ) Handcox of Portland Oregon, and Rahn (Peetie) Handcox of San Diego; his daughters Latrice Mouton (Paul) of Paramount, California, and Taiann Knetge-Forbes (Cameron) of Burbank, CA; 3 stepchildren; Daelyn Moses-Dunn, Haven Moses-Perin, and Mattie Gardiner of San Diego, California; brothers Johnny Hancox (Audrey) of Grand Prairie, Texas, Cesar Lopez (Rosemary) of La Puente, CA; sister Beverly Hightower of Pasadena, California; stepbrother and 3 stepsisters of Las Vegas, Nevada; and 13 grandchildren: Marques, Nia, Anyah, Laila, Londyn, Brandon, Brittany, Dairius, Dairien, Messeiah, Riley, Aniyah, and Catherine.