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Garry Lee Hockenberry 1946-2024

Garry Lee Hockenberry, 77, passed on to his heavenly home February 6, 2024, in his Amberson residence surrounded by his loving family.  

Garry Lee Hockenberry
Garry Lee Hockenberry

He was the cherished husband of Patricia (Elter) Hockenberry.

Garry was born July 5, 1946, in Carlisle, a son of the late Harry Cleveland and Nellie Carolyn (Strayer) Hockenberry.  

He graduated from Shippensburg High School in 1964 and the following December enlisted in the United States Air Force. Stationed in Germany, he served 4 years during the Vietnam War and received numerous commendations when honorably discharged.  

Garry had a career of many years of service at Letterkenny Army Depot retiring as a supervisor.

He was a member of American Legion Post 232, Spring Run, where he served as Past Commander and adjutant. Garry was proud of his many awards from LEAD, had perfect attendance and was on the Swat Team.  He was also a member of the Letterkenny Rod & Gun Club.

He enjoyed gardening, woodworking, and fishing.  Going to a Penn State Whiteout game was one of his favorite memories. His family remembers him as a loving family man, hardworking, enjoying a beer and a hoot with his friends and the fact that he never seemed to meet a stranger but soon had another best friend.

Surviving with his loving wife, Patricia, are his children, Danny Cook (Tiffany) of Coral Springs, FL, Michelle Stouffer (Andy) of Orrstown, Lori Cook (Lynn) of Chambersburg, Jamie Thrush (Brian) of Shippensburg and Cory Hockenberry (Shannon) of Chambersburg and 11 grandchildren: Ashley, Megan, Brittany, Joshua, Viktoria, Lindsay, Brandon, Trevor, Blake, Brianna and Trenton John and 10 great grandchildren. Also surviving are 4 sisters, Hazel Garman, Esther Failor and Jeanette Adams all of Carlisle and Linda Varner of Shippensburg and 2 brothers, Donald Hockenberry of Chambersburg and Freddie Hockenberry (Brenda) of Shippensburg.  

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Heckman, a brother Galen Hockenberry and a granddaughter, Megan Cook.

The family extends a special thank you to Garry’s dear friends, Clint Ryder, Pud Shoemaker, Roger Shoemaker, Jack Hall, Ronnie Fleagle and many more!  Also included is their appreciation to Grane Hospice for the measure of care shown to Garry.

Garry’s service will be held February 17, 2024, at 11 a.m. in the Agett-Lakjer Funeral Home, 16715 Path Valley Road, Spring Run, with Pastor Darwin Goshorn officiating.  

Viewing hours will be Friday, the 16th between 6 and 8 p.m. and again Sat., the 17th prior to the service 10 to 11 a.m.

Contributions in lieu of flowers would be appreciated to American Legion Post 232, 17319 Path Valley Road, Spring Run, PA 17262 or the American Cancer Society.     


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