Richard (Dick) Hocking II, 79, of Sweet Springs, died Sunday, July 1, 2007, at I-70 Medical Center in Sweet Springs.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, July 5, 2007, at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Sweet Springs, with Ken Jobe officiating. Burial with military rites will be held at Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville. Visitation will be from noon until time of the service Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to family choice.
Born May 30, 1928, in Rice Lake, Wis., he was the son of the late Richard W. Hocking and Mary Beth Pierce Hocking. On Jan. 3, 1966, he married Delorse A. Willard, who survives of the home. He had lived in the Sweet Springs and Houstonia area the last 17 years and was a retired truck driver and tool and die maker. He was a U.S. Navy and Army veteran serving in World War II, and was a prisoner of war for 18 months.
Additional survivors include three sons, Richard W. Hocking III, of Sweet Springs, Lucien Hocking of Higginsville and Shannon Hocking of Cameron; one daughter, Mary Hocking of Higginsville; one step-daughter, Linda Jobe of Lexington; three step-sons, Kenneth Hufford of Independence, Dale Hufford of Richmond and Terry Hufford of Buckner; 21 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, two sisters, one step-son, one step-grandson, and three great-grandchildren.