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Heights Funeral Home

1317 Heights Blvd, Houston, TX

OBITUARY

James Thomas Hoke

June 11, 1926June 6, 2019
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Our patriarch, James Thomas Hoke, 92, born June 11, 1926, in Huntsville, Texas passed away on June 6, 2019. He graduated from Jefferson Davis High School then, served in the Army, as a Sergeant in WWII, and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. Employed by Shell Oil Company from 1948-1988. He was a 32nd degree Mason, a Shriner and a Son of the American Revolution. Preceded in death by wife Hattie Charline, infant son Jeffery, parents Ernest and Josie, brother Bob, companion Patsy Durham, and beloved pets Lucky & Freckles. Survived by his daughter, Judy Meschwitz (Charles), grandchildren Charline Cardwell (Eric), Aaron Meschwitz (Shelly), and Melanie Millaway (Andie), nieces Debbie Oswald (Terry) and Valerie Billingsley (Wolf), seven great-grandchildren and four great nieces. The family will receive friends Monday, June 10, 2019, 5-8 PM at Heights Funeral Home, Houston, TX. Funeral Service scheduled for Tuesday, June 11, 2019, 12 noon at Heights Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Pawsatively Sharing Aloha - Service Dog Training at 214-864-8917. Condolences for family may be offered at heightsfuneralhome.com

  • FAMILY

  • Judy Meschwitz and her husband Charles, Daughter
  • Charline Cardwell, Granddaughter
  • Aaron Meschwitz, Grandson
  • Melanie Millaway, Granddaughter
  • Madeline Cardwell, Great Granddaughter
  • Natalie Cardwell, Great Granddaughter
  • Austin Meschwitz, Great Grandson
  • Sydney Meschwitz, Great Grandson
  • Jakub Millaway, Great Grandson
  • Gabi Millaway, Great Granddaughter
  • Nick Millaway, Great Grandson
  • Preceded in death by; Hattie Charline Hoke, Wife
  • Preceded in death by; Jeffery James Hoke, Son
  • Preceded in death by; Bob Hoke, Brother
  • Debbie Hoke Oswald and her husband Terry, Niece
  • Valerie Hoke, Niece
  • Rachel Ortiz, Great Niece
  • Bailey Ortiz, Great Niece
  • Morgan Billingsley, Great Niece
  • Taylor Billingsley, Great Niece
  • DONATIONS

  • Pawsatively Sharing Aloha-Service Dog Training

Services

  • Visitation Monday, June 10, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, June 11, 2019
  • Commital Service Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Memories

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Sharon Mahon Maxey

June 9, 2019

Sorry sorry, he was a man who loved his family. Please accept our sympathy and prayers. Sharon & Brian Maxey

Millaway Great Grands

June 8, 2019

A man, with a life well lived, in honor and dedication. His experiences far surpass most of ours. A true hero to his family and his country. You will forever anchor the history books of this family.

Wes and Judy Suan

June 7, 2019

We were neighbors of Mr Hoke for 5 yrs and so enjoyed seeing his smile and listening to fun jokes and stories. He loved to check in on neighbors on his 4 wheeler or golf cart. As a WWII Veteran we loved to honor his gift of serving our country and my service dogs and I would visit him and fellow veterans at lone star veterans group at 105 storage on Wednesday mornings.

He was so proud of his wife and spoke about her often for helping to turn him around after the war. She was his angel . His love of family was great and loved to spend time with them .

I picture him together now with his wife for his upcoming birthday. May his family be filled with love knowing he lived a full life serving others which brought him happiness.

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