April 4, 1954 – December 22, 2016
Mr. Kim Jacob Hocker, 62, passed away peacefully in his home, December 22, 2016, where he wanted to be with loved ones, after a courageous fight with cancer.
He was born in Buchanan, MI on April 4, 1954 to the late James Richard Hocker, Sr. and the late Lila Jane (Molloy) Hocker. On February 13, 1993 he married Katherine Marie (Fewell) Hocker. They were blessed with two children, Karson C. Hocker and Kristine M. Hocker. Also left to cherish his memory are sisters, Marilyn White and Cindy Scharmach, both of Niles, MI. His brother, James R. Hocker, Jr. preceded him in death.
Kim loved the game of golf and found a career in it as a Golf Course Superintendent for several area courses. He was a member of the Golf Course Superintendents of America Association, Loyal Order of the Moose and the BPO Elks. Kim shared his passion for gardening by beautifying the golf courses he worked on. He graduated from Buchanan High School in 1972.
Friends may call from 4-8PM Thursday, December 29 at the McGann Hay, Granger Chapel, 13260 SR 23, enter off Cherry Rd. A celebration of Kim’s life will be held on Friday, December 30 at 11:00AM at the funeral home with Pastor Reed Anderson, Senior Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Buchanan, MI.
Memorial Donations may be made to Fernwood Botanical Gardens in Kim’s memory in lieu of flowers.
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