Clyde Hockenbery, 91, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Sunday, December 12, 2021, at 1 p.m. at his home while surrounded by his loving family.

Clyde was born November 29, 1930, at West Jefferson in Madison County, Ohio to James Spencer and Nettie Marie Braithwaite Hockenbery.  He was a 1948 graduate of West Jefferson High School and moved to Washington Court House in 1977, from West Jefferson.

He retired as a lieutenant in 1984, from the Upper Arlington Fire Department after 25 years of service.  He was a member of Firefighters International #1521 and the Retired Firefighters Association.

On February 17, 1977, he married the former Vera Jane Lamb.  She preceded him in death on December 28, 2018.  He was the last of eight siblings.

Clyde is survived by children, Denise Butkus and her husband, Al, of Sebastian, FL, Nancy Humphrey, Annette Beam and her husband, Thomas, Robin Jones and her husband, Al, and Linda Roy, all of West Jefferson, Keith Hockenbery and his wife, Kim, of Sebastian, FL, Donald Palmer, Jr., of Washington Court House, Pamela Stapleton and her husband, Jim, of Staunton, and Teresa Streitenberger and her husband, David, of Washington Court House and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.

In keeping with his wishes, cremation will be observed.

A celebration of life service will be held Saturday, May 7, 2022, at 1 p.m. at the Judy Chapel in Washington Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Judy Chapel Saturday, May 7, 2022, from 11 a.m. until time of the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Firefighters Charitable Foundation at

Arrangements are under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.

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  • Kathy Weldy Studebaker says:

    I am so sorry! My thoughts and prayers are with all of you!

  • dave Gilkerson says:

    Goodbye my dear friend. We had some great times together R.I.P. MY FRIEND.

  • Thomas Crompton says:

    Sorry for your lost. I remember Clyde because he worked with my dad in the fire department and Linda was in my class. Prayers with you at this time.

  • Jim Strawser says:

    So sad ! Clyde was a great friend and a courageous leader at the fire department. I will miss him greatly.