Gilbert Eugene Hockett

December 20, 1927September 2, 2019

Mr. Gilbert ‘Gil’ Eugene Hockett, age 91, of Douglasville, GA passed away on Monday, September 2, 2019. He was born on December 20, 1927 in Fairfield, OH to the late John and Rose Hockett. Gil worked for Pearl River School District as a janitor and a special needs bus driver. After moving to Douglasville, he volunteered at WellStar Douglas for a few years and was also a volunteer Fireman. He was a kind and generous man with a feisty attitude. He enjoyed doing puzzles and reading the paper. If you were to ask Gil how we was doing, he would always reply with, “oh, I’m a kickin!”

Mr. Hockett was preceded in death by his loving wife, Dorothy Hockett; his parents; and two sisters.

He is survived by his children, Kenny Hockett, Wendy White, and Brenda Hockett; his step-children, Patricia Trippe, Frances Scanlan, Sandra Capazzi, Anne Holt, and Charles Bankston; 15 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.

Gil’s wishes were to be cremated and his remains be taken to New York to be buried.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Regency SouthernCare; 4255 Wade Green Rd NW, Ste 210 Kennesaw, GA, 30144.

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Arrangements by: Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home, Douglasville, GA 30134, 770-942-4246


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Gilbert Eugene Hockett

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