September 1, 1951 - January 27, 2020
David "Hocky" Kenneth Hockensmith, 68 of Higginsville, Missouri passed away Monday, January 27, 2020, at his home surrounded by loving family and friends. Born Saturday, September 1, 1951 in Saint Charles, Missouri, he was the son of the late David Thomas Hockensmith and the late LaVerna (Clouse) Hockensmith. Dave married Sandy Terry on September 22, 1979. They divorced after 14 years of marriage, but remained friends. Dave graduated from Higginsville High School in 1969 and worked for the family business, Hockensmith 66. He then moved on to work for Ryder and DHL before later returning to school in 1987 at Baker University to study Aviation Mechanics. He then worked for TWA until his retirement in 2005. Dave enjoyed fishing, hunting, woodworking, drawing, playing pool, and most of all golf. Dave spent countless hours pushing snow for neighbors and making food for sick friends. He spent much of his time just sitting with friends in the hospital. Dave was a true caregiver to his community. Above all, Dave loved his family more than anything; they meant everything to him. He will be truly missed by so many. Surviving are one daughter, Sarah (Jeremy) Lewis of Lee's Summit, MO; Best Friend, Cindy Gassen of Higginsville; two granddaughters; Madison Lewis of Lee's Summit, Emma Parmenter of Lee's Summit; two sisters, Darlane (Steve) Wonderly of Paola, KS and Jan (Wayne) Bergsieker of Blue Springs, MO; one Aunt, Ruby Preston of Cheyenne, WY; multiple cousins, nieces, and nephews; three grand-dogs; Daisy, Thor, and Buddy; and one grand-cat, Gizzy. He was preceded in death by his parents and his dog-best friend, Junior. A Celebration of Life will be held at 10:30 AM on Friday, February 7, 2020 at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Greg Fine officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Thursday, February 6, 2020, at First Baptist Church, 1907 Peach St., Higginsville, Missouri. Memorial contributions may be made out to the family and will be distributed in accordance to Dave's wishes.
David "Hocky" Kenneth Hockensmith, 68 of Higginsville, Missouri passed away Monday, January 27, 2020, at his home surrounded by loving family and friends. Born Saturday, September 1, 1951 in Saint Charles, Missouri, he was the son of the late... View Obituary & Service Information
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