Roy Hockin, beloved Brother, Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather, and friend went home to be with his Lord and Savior on January 17th, 2023, at the age of 76. Born in California on May 8th, 1946. He was a California native who lived a portion of his childhood in John Steinbeck's house. He moved to Utah, where he lived the majority of his life.
Roy was a man of many interests and desired to live life to the fullest. As a young man, he honorably served his country for two tours in the Vietnam War as a serviceman for the U.S. Navy. Roy also encountered opportunities to work in Hollywood, train horses, become a pilot, work as a PA for an amputee physician, and work in sales and real estate. Lastly, he worked as the maintenance supervisor for the Utah Bottling Works in Ogden, Utah.
Roy cared about people. He was always looking to meet the needs of others, no matter how great or small the need was. He was a visionary in his own right. He believed that anything was possible and would do whatever he could to make it happen. He made many friends and touched so many people's lives.
Roy had a personal relationship with the Lord and went out of his way to ensure people had heard the good news of the Gospel. He was not ashamed of asking the sometimes-uncomfortable question, “Do you know Jesus.” His hope in life was in his salvation, and he wanted others to have the same kind of saving faith.
Roy is survived by his five children, Peggy Bishop, Tatum Estes, Amber Rose Bird, Desiree Stowell, and Cody Hockin. Brother, Russell Hockin, sisters Doris Puskar and Barbara Colucci, 12 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren.
Dad, we know that nobody is perfect, but we are grateful for the influence you have had in our lives. We hope to carry on your legacy, to live inspired, and to make you proud. You will be greatly missed by those whose lives you touched. May you rest in peace. We love you!
A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, February 11, 2023 at 12 pm at the Redemption Church, 585 39th St, South Ogden, UT 84403.