Virginia Hocking

Monday, February 22, 2021

Virginia Sue Hocking, 80, of Omaha, Ark. passed away on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021. She was born July 9, 1940 in Green Forest, Ark., the daughter of Dennis Lee Wisdom and LaVeta (Robinette) Wisdom Standlee.

Sue graduated from Blue Eye High School in 1958 and moved to Kansas City, Mo. She married Don Hocking and they celebrated over 50 years of marriage. Sue worked as a cashier at H.O. Peet & Co, E.F. Hutton and retired from Smith Barney. Upon retirement Sue and her husband moved back to Shell Knob, Mo.

Sue is survived by her two daughters, Denise (Tony) Barnes, Omaha, Ark. and Leah (Bryan) Doll, Garden City, Mo.; and Camden Wood of the home, great-grandson whom she raised since birth.

She is survived by three grandchildren, Heath (Christian) Barnes, Omaha, Ark., Rachelle Blackburn, Hamilton, Mo. and Lacy Denny, Kansas City, Mo. She has 13 great-grandchildren, Mariah Blackburn, Hunter Blackburn and Hudson Herrera all of Hamilton, Mo., Gracie, Wyatt, Hadilynn, Cecelia and Liam Barnes all of Omaha, Ark., Dalton and Lane Doll of Garden City, Mo. and Braylon and Gavin Griffin of Kansas City, Mo.

She is survived by brothers, Jackie (Nadine) Wisdom, Granby, Mo., Jimmie (Loretta) Wisdom, Berryville, Ark.; sisters, Jean (Marvon) High Green Forest, Ark., Mary Ann (Mike) Roberson, Granby, Mo. and Barbara (Eddie) Allen of Monette, Mo. and many nieces and nephews. She is survived by her long time friend, Roxy Katz of Shell Knob.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Don Hocking; parents; step-father, Nathan Standlee; brother, Randy Wisdom and sister, Caroline Wisdom; granddaughters, Brooke Wall and Tara Denny and grandson, Adam Barnes.

Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 22. Funeral service immediately following at 2 p.m. at Smith Family Funeral Home, Green Forest, Ark. Burial will be in the Glenwood Cemetery.