August 28, 1929 ‒ October 18, 2007
Clint Ocker, age 78, of Edison, died on Thursday afternoon, October 18, 2007, at the Bennington Glen Nursing Home following an extended illness.
He was born in Wichita, Kansas, on August 28, 1929, the son of the late S. Albert and Zena Crider Ocker.
A Veteran of the U.S. Air Force he served as a fire fighter and crash rescueman.
Upon his discharge from the Air Force in 1949, his lifelong love of motorcycles began with the purchase of his first Harley Davidson which he rode from Mobile, Alabama to his home in Kansas. This passion for motorcycles took him all over the country and to many bike races with many of his trips being well over 1000 mile trips.
A hard working welder, Clint worked at Perfection Coby in Galion and Lockwood Manufacturing in Nebraska, where he welded steel body truck beds until he retired in 1994.
With a love for fishing and camping, he would fish anywhere he could and his camping trips were often adventurous.
Always ornery, Clint enjoyed teasing his family and friends, especially his grandchildren.
He will be missed by his children: Chuck (Loretta) Ocker of Bellville, Rocky (Pam) Hawk of Mount Gilead, Clay (Diana) Hawk of Cardington, Jesse (Laurie) Hawk of Jacksonville, Florida, and Jamie Palmer of Mount Gilead; fourteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; and a brother: Willard (Ann) Ocker of Kechi, Kansas.
In addition to his parents, Clint was preceded in death by his wife, Esther Kirkham Ocker, and by his grandson, Samuel Ocker.
His family will greet friends on Saturday from Noon to 1:00 p.m., at the Snyder Funeral Home, 76 S. Main St., Mt. Gilead, where funeral services will follow immediately after at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Brian Mosher officiating.
Graveside services with military honors will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 2:00 p.m. at the Kechi Township Cemetery, with Pastor Guy Rendoff officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Ohio Diabetes Association, 1100 Dennison Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43201.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.