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Tillman Hockett

Born: 06/13/1936 Died: 10/17/2011 Maiden Name: n/a Honorific: Veteran

Tillman Laverne Hokett, 75, Wapanucka resident, formerly of Mead and Calera passed away on Oct. 17, 2011, in Ada. He was born on June 13, 1936 to Carl and Lillie Florence (Hyde) Hakett, in Atoka. He attended Kenefic, Hopewell and Caney Schools. Tillman quit school to join the Marines. Tillman was a Marine for 22 years and a rancher working in the Bryan County area. Tillman proudly served his country in The Marine Corp during the Korea and Vietnam conflicts and was highly decorated with five Purple Hearts, two Silver Stars, a Bronze Star and numerous others. He cherished his family and will be greatly missed by all that knew him. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Nina Johnson and Ina Pruitt; son Tillman Hokett Jr.; and grandmother Annie Neal, an original enrollee of the Choctaw Nation. Tillman is survived by his siblings, Shirley Bushong of Odessa, Texas, Greta Campbell with husband Johnny of Antlers, Wylie Hokett of Mead, J.D. Hokett with wife Judy of Wapanucka, and Barbara Peoples with husband Frank of Ardmore; grandchild Cody Hokett of Texas; along with numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends.