Calvin C. Hocken

April 29, 1928May 10, 2018

HOCKEN, Calvin Charles – age 90, went to be with his savior May 10, 2018. He died surrounded by family, following several months of poor health. A Celebration of Life is planned on June 2, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Emmanuel Baptist Church of Flint – 6434 Richfield Road, Flint, MI. The family will greet visitors at the church from 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM at the church. Cal was born April 29, 1928, the only child of Leslie and Everil Hocken. He graduated from Flint Technical High School in 1946. He married his wife Dorene in 1949. They were married 64 years. They had three children, David of Grand Blanc, Daniel (Mary) of Grand Blanc, and Karen (Doug) Steiner of South Carolina. There are 8 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Cal was an apprentice at Die Maker at Buick. He worked there for 41 years, retiring as a staff project engineer. After retirement Cal volunteered at Crisis Pregnancy Center, Carriage Town Ministries, and Genesys. At Genesys, he was in the knee and hip area for over twenty years. His hobbies included cars, boats, and woodworking. He was a member of Asbury Methodist Church most of his life. He joined Emmanuel Baptist Church in 2003 until the present. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions Emmanuel Baptist Church Camp Fund or The Salvation Army of Flint. Please visit to leave online condolences for the family.


  • Memorial Visitation Saturday, June 2, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, June 2, 2018

Calvin C. Hocken

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Ann Shaw Parks

May 30, 2018

I have wonderful memories of Cal from my early years at Asbury Methodist Church. He set a true Christian example as a leader of MYF as did Doreen as my Sunday School teacher. Cal's many years of volunteering demonstrate his faith in action. I feel blessed to have known this kind man. Sending condolences and prayers for the family.
Ann Shaw Parks