John Hockett, 60, life-long Caney, Kansas resident, passed away at his home in Rural Caney, Monday, January 5, 2015,
after a long four-year battle with cancer.
John Allen Hockett was born May 30, 1954, In Ulysses, Kansas, the seventh of nine children to Ervin Allen 'Turk'
Hockett and Dolly Mae (Taton) Hockett. His parents moved to Caney in 1956.
John grew up and attended schools in Caney, graduating high school there in 1972. John married Coetta Glover July 16, 1973 at Miami, Oklahoma. To this union was born their two children, Chet and Missy.
Celebration of Life services will be held at 2:00pm, Friday, January 9, 2015, at the Assembly of God Church in Caney with Pastors Mike Morris and Keven Grigg officiating. Interment will follow at the Sunnyside Cemetery in Caney. Visitation services will be from 8:00am to 8:00pm Thursday, January 8, 2015, at the Potts Chapel Funeral Home in Caney, with family present to greet friends between 6:00 and 8:00pm.
John was an excellent self-taught auto and diesel mechanic. This was recognized during his employment of 10 years with Chautauqua County (KS) Maintenance Department, 14 years with Conoco-Phillips Petroleum Company, Bartlesville, OK and 20+plus years with Dewey (OK) Oilfield Pipe and Supply.
John's many other activities in life included working on and driving his stock car, working the horses and cattle on his farm, working on tractors. John's dedication to, and love for, his family with be their most cherished memory as husband, dad, and grandpa. John was a devoted friend to all who knew him, and he will be sorely missed.
John attended the Caney Church of the Nazarene. The family wishes to express their gratitude and appreciation for the many prayers and acts of love for John over these difficult 4 years during his battle with cancer.
Survivors blessed by his memory are his wife Coetta of the home, son Chet of Shidler, Oklahoma, daughter Missy Simmons of Bartlesville; his six grandchildren - Brandy, Tiffani, Tracy, Chad, Tyee, and Emma; his mother, Dolly Hockett and brother Jack Hockett of Caney, sister Joyce and husband Jerry Anderson of Clay City, Illinois, sister Judy and husband Gary Bennett of Dewey; and numerous other cousins, nieces and nephews, and other kin.
The family has suggested memorials be given to the Caney Church of the Nazarene Youth Group, or Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, in memory of John Hockett. Donations can be left with the Potts Chapel Funeral Home in Caney.