George W. Hocking

October 6, 1919 - December 31, 2001

10/06/1919 - 12/31/2001

Past Services

Wednesday January 02, 2002
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove
154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
Thursday January 03, 2002
10:00 am
St. Michael Catholic Church
1225 National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
242-1560 | Directions
Thursday January 03, 2002
11:30 am
Mt. Calvary Cemetery Wheeling
National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003

George W. Hocking, 82, of Wheeling, WV, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2001, in Bishop Joseph H. Hodges continuous Care Center, Wheeling, WV He was born October 6, 1919 in Wheeling, son of the late George Wilbur and Henrietta E. Wilson Hocking. He is a World War II U.S. Army Veteran, a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, a member of the Knights of Columbus, Carroll Council #504 of Wheeling and also a member of the St. Michael Holy Name Society. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Gail Bramble Hocking, who died November of 2001. He also is preceded in death by three sisters; Henrietta Garrison, Martha Jamison and Elizabeth Watkins. Surviving are two sons; G. Michael Hocking and wife, Joan, of Wheeling, WV, Robert R. Hocking and his wife, Michelle, of Columbus, OH and four daughters; Judy A. Higgs and her husband Harry, of Parkersburg, WV, Jane Powell and her husband, Ray, of Wheeling, Mary Beth Smith and her husband, Charles, of New Concord, Ohio and Sally Hocking of the Plains, Ohio. There are 12 grandchildren, eight great granchildren and several nephews and nieces. Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m Wednesday at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 154 Kruger St., Wheeling, where rosary devotions will be held at 3:45 p.m. and vigil services will be held at 8:30 p.m. Funeral liturgy with mass will be con celebrated 10:00 a.m Thursday at St. Michael Catholic church, Wheeling with the Rev. James Sobus and Rev. Donald Higgs. Entombment will be at Mount Calvary Mausoleum. Memorial contributions may be made to Bishop H. Hodges Continuous Care Center, 1 Medical Park Drive, Wheleing, WV 26003.

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David and Mary Pabst
8 years ago

Dear Judy,

We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your

father. We realize that you and your family finds

comfort in knowing that your mother was there to

meet him.

We pray that the Lord will give you and your

family the peace and comfort that only He can


We love you, David, Mary and Michael

Virginia Lyons
8 years ago

I will pray for you all. God will show his healing power with you all.

Patsy Bee
8 years ago

Judy, I was so sorry to hear about your father. I’m sure this must be a very diffcult time since you recently lost your mother as well. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Karen Branham
8 years ago

My deepest sympathy and prayers go to your family.

Karen Branham

Kevin Mager
8 years ago

Rob, I’m sorry to hear about your parents. While it is never easy to loose loved ones, this time of year certainly doesn’t make it easier–especially for the kids. Take care.


Tom Stahl
8 years ago

Rob, Sorry to hear about your dad. Take Care!


Bill and Carol Higgs Morgan
8 years ago

We know that this has been a very diffcult time for all of you.We pray that God will hold you close and that you may take comfort in His love.