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John R. Hockaday

10/20/1949 - 09/07/2021


Obituary For John R. Hockaday

John R. Hockaday, 71, of Sedalia, MO passed away Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on October 20, 1949 in Sedalia, the son of William Thomas Augustus Hockaday and Edith Beryl (Young) Hockaday, who preceded him in death.

On December 12, 1974 in Miami, OK he was united in marriage to Pamela L. Venable, who resides in the home.

John lived in Otterville, MO until the 3rd grade when his family moved to Sedalia. During his teenage and early adult years he traveled and played music with his brother Tommy. In 1974 he married Pam Venable and shortly after started a family. He began working at Pittsburgh Corning Fiberglass and continued there for 30+ years until eventually retiring in 2007. His greatest joy was spending time with his wife, sister, children and grandchildren. He loved fishing, boating, story-telling and listening to bluegrass music. He never missed an opportunity to lend a helping hand to anyone that needed it and loved serving the Lord.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Sonya Fogle of Columbia, MO and Angela Oswald of Lee's Summit, MO; a sister, Shirley Laramie of Sedalia, MO; five grandchildren, Grant, Gabe and Genna Fogle of Columbia, MO and Landon and Julia Oswald of Lee’s Summit, MO, several nieces, nephews, cousins and other family.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Kent, William (Billy), James (Jimmy) and Thomas (Tommy) Hockaday; three sisters, Donna Richardson, Mary Tucker and Katie Milledge.

A Celebration of Life gathering of family and friends will be held from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at Rea Funeral Chapel, Sedalia.

Arrangements are under the direction of Rea Funeral Chapel.




Celebration of Life

02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Rea Funeral Chapel
1001 S Limit
Sedalia, MO 65301

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  • Sorry sis for your loss love you so much here is my number we need to talk 660 619 3308 love you both very much love Vicky Bartlett

  • My daughter Amy and I are sorry for your loss, my late husband Ed sure thought a lot about John , we all did. Praying for you and your family.

  • My thoughts and prayers are with you, Pam and your entire family!! May your memories bring you joy!!

  • Praying for all of you. John was a inspiration to everyone's live he touched. I was blessed to have him in my life, his faith made me a better person. The last time I saw him he told me where Jesus was for the days after his resurrection. It made my faith stronger. When we spoke last and said goodbye he was heading home. Love you ❤️

  • Godspeed John

  • John was always a good guy to work with and a big heart!

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