Victor Jerome Stocking
October 20, 1936 – October 17, 2019
Victor Jerome Stocking, 82, of Seattle, WA., passed away peacefully on October 17, 2019 in his cabin in Index, WA.
Victor was born in Seattle, Washington to Frank and Virginia Stocking on October 20, 1936. He attended school at Franklin High School and he married Carole Kopick on December 22, 1956. His 60-year career spanned in the Plumbing Industry as a Journeyman Plumber and then as Plumbing Inspector for the City of Seattle. Victor was second in a four-generation line of proud journeyman plumbers. He also served in the Army Reserves.
Victor Stocking is preceded in death by his wife, Carole and his brother, Loren. Victor is survived by son, Steve Stocking and his wife, Cassie of Auburn, WA.; and his children, Andrew, Brady, and Brittney along with their mother, Jodi Stocking. Victor is also survived by his daughter, Pamela and her husband, Neil Kocina of Bonney Lake, WA.; and their children, Ashtyn and Alex. He also has three beautiful great grandchildren: Reese, Claire, and Cameron.
Victor was a passionate and avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, and generally being in nature. He took pride in all things that he did, especially building things around the house or cabin, with his hands utilizing bricks and concrete. His compassion was endless. He would drop everything to help a friend or stranger in need. Victor had quite a collection of vehicles which included RV’s and boats. Nothing, however, meant more to Vic than his family; he spent every moment possible showing his love to his children and grandchildren, which is exactly how he would want to be remembered.
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Victor Jerome Stocking
October 31, 2019
Wow, I have so many great memories with you that I'll cherish a lifetime. I remember you taking Alex and I in the "war wagon" for a trip around West Seattle. It had no speedometer and I'm sure wasn't street legal, but that's what made it fun. I remember taking you to the Seattle Pug Rescue Valentine's Party and dressing up Megan. We stuffed her into her ballerina costume and I think she might have even won the contest. I'd like to think you were a little proud of her. Then there are all the countless jokes you told that always had my friends and I in fits of laughter. Beyond that, you were just always there if I needed any help. You drove me to a hair appointment in Everett once because of the snow on the roads. When my car had trouble you drove all the way out to UW to follow behind my car just in case it broke down on the way to the shop. You'd take us fishing and would always bait my pole for me. I could go on and on. Thank you for being so special. You were always so fun to be around. I love you and will miss you.
October 30, 2019
Papa I know your not tech savvy so you probably won’t get to read this without someone helping you up in heaven. Just want you to know that I’ll always miss you and you were the best grandpa a grandson could have ever asked for. Everyone who met you instantly loved you. You made everything so much better when you were around! I’ll never forget you living with us when grandma passed . Those were some of the best years of my life . I love you so much and you are missed every second of every day . I know when it’s my time I’ll get too see you again in heaven ! Until then this is goodbye for now but I know I get too see you in my dreams and my memories of us together. I love you papa with all my heart!
Love your grandson alex
October 28, 2019
Vic was a character. Always sitting on the railing overlooking the river. He was like a father figure to myself and my wife, Jeanie.
He was always loving and caring about how you were doing.
We had a plumbing emergency, and we called Vic to see what to do and he jumped in his truck and came down and fixed the problem.
He was loved by us and will miss him immensely.
Richard & Jeanie Gross