Created on Monday, 21 January 2013 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
Hockett, Omar L., 93, of Springfield, passed away peacefully Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at Essex of Springfield Nursing Home.
He was born in Bellefontaine on July 2, 1919, a son of the late Omar and Glenna Hockett. He also was preceded in death by his wife, Bertha Hockett; and grandson, Kirk Calph.
Survivors include two sons, Lile “Doug” (Brenda) Hockett and Thomas Hockett; two daughters, Phyllis (Edward) Calph and Susan Thompson; grandchildren, Edward Calph, Lyle “Tony” Hockett, Petra Deaton, Rachel Snyder, Amanda Jackson and Kerri Hockett; several great-grandchildren; sister, Laura Mader; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A toolmaker in his early life and after retirement, he graduated from Clark State Community College with an associate degree in accounting. He was an avid reader and a very genuine, loving family man.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Jackson Lytle & Lewis Funeral Home, Springfield, where Pastor Walter Mock officiates a celebration of life at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Burial is at Ferncliff Cemetery.
Express condolences at www.jacksonlytle.com.