Gerald L. "Red" Hockenberry

Gerald L. “Red” Hockenberry, 76, of 1801 Eastern Road,South Daytona Beach Florida, formerly of Chapel Drive, Ellwood City (Riverview), died on Sunday afternoon, January 24, 2010 in Halifax Medical Center in Daytona, FL.

He was born in Ellwood City on February 25 1933 to the late Loyal E. and Ethel G. McCartney Hockenberry.

He was a truck driver, and drove for FBC Chemical in Mars, PA, and later worked for the Franklin Township Municipal Authority and Butler Car Auction before moving to Florida and working at Mastec Energy.

When living here, he belonged to Riverview Free Methodist Church, and in Florida at the First Baptist Church of Daytona Beach.

“Red” enjoyed life and especially swimming with his grandchildren in his pool. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sue C. McKeough Hockenberry, who died November 15, 2001. He was also preceded by one son, Terry J. “Hutch” Hockenberry, on December 13, 1995 and by his brother, Rev. Kenneth Hockenberry Sr.

He is survived by two daughters and three sons: Judy Statti; Debra (and Carl) Ashbaugh; and Ronald “Pat” Hockenberry, all of S. Daytona Beach, FL; Jeffrey L. Hockenberry of Ocala, FL; and Jerry Lee “Peep” Hockenberry, of Ellwood City.

Fifteen grandchildren survive as well as 23 great grandchildren also survive. He is also survived by three brothers and two sisters: William E. (and Nellie) Hockenberry of New Castle; Donald L. (and Donna) and Carl E. (and Edna) Hockenberry, both of Ellwood City; DeVonna (and James) Anderson of Prospect; Shirley Ditmer of Warren OH, and sister-in-law, Mary Hockenberry.

Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 PM on Thursday, January 28 in the TURNER FUNERAL HOME OF ELLWOOD CITY, Sixth Street at Park Avenue.

Services will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, Jan. 29 at TURNERS, with the Rev. Bruce Allen of Riverview Community Church officiating.

Burial will follow in Lillyville Church Cemetery, Franklin Township.

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