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Marvin Hockett

Marvin Oliver Hockett


Marvin Oliver Hockett, 80, a longtime resident of Butner, passed away Thursday, August 27, 2020 at his home.

A native of Washington DC, he was the son of the late Marvin O’Neal Hockett and Charlotte Taylor. He was of the Baptist faith and was a member of Cheek Heights Baptist Church in Durham for many years. He worked at Murdoch Developmental Center in Butner, the Life Insurance Company of Georgia and at Helmold Ford in Raleigh.

A graveside service will be held Monday, August 31, 2020 at 2:00 pm at Carolina Memorial Gardens in Creedmoor by Reverend David Richardson. You may access the funeral service by clicking on the following link:
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Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Joanne Beasley Hockett of the home; one sister, Dora Childs of Surprise, AZ and an uncle, Tommy Hockett of Cleveland, Ohio.

He was predeceased by two sisters, Charlotte Padgett and Ann Gentry.

Visitation will be held from 1:00–1:45 pm Monday, August 31, 2020 at Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 142 Memphis, TN 38101-9908.

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