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Cletus Paul Hockman

Jun 27, 2016

Cletus Paul Hockman, 86, of Shepherdstown, went home to be with the Lord on June 20, 2016.

He was born Jan. 17, 1930, in Shepherdstown, he was the son of Paul M. and Eva Hilliard Hockman.

A long-time resident of Shepherdstown, Cletus retired from General Motors after 27 years of service, a member of UAW Local 1590.

He was a veteran having served in the Korean War with the 101st Airborne Division “Screaming Eagles.” He was a member of the VFW, American Legion, and Moose Lodge.

A devoted member of St. James Catholic Church in Charles Town, and St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Hagerstown, Maryland.

Cletus is survived by his children, John “Thomas” Millay and wife, Mary, of Kearneysville, Michael D. Hockman and wife, Judy, of Winchester, Virginia, Billy P. Hockman and wife, Nina, of Shepherdstown, and James G. Hockman of Hedgesville; daughter-in-law, Theresa Hockman of Martinsburg; 15 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sister, Evelyn Michael of Hedgesville; and brothers, Jerry C. Hockman of Shenandoah Junction, and Floyd L. “Pete” Hockman of Shepherdstown.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Dolores Payne Hockman; two sons, Jackie L. Hockman and Donnie J. Hockman; an infant daughter, Paula Ann; and sister, Helen E. Hockman.

Cletus lived a very humble “Life” while supporting and volunteering for multiple charities including Human Life International, the Catholic Church, as well as many American Indian Missions and Schools, and sponsored numerous children overseas.

He was an avid softball player, playing well into his 80s. He enjoyed the outdoors, and feeding the birds and wildlife, which visited his home daily.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Today, at St. James Catholic Church, with the Very Rev. John Ledford celebrant. Interment will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Harpers Ferry.

Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be offered at www.Brown FuneralHomes WV.com.