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Joseph Charles Hockman, (aka JC, Jay, Joe), 77, died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, at his home in Manassas.
He was born June 28, 1935, in Washington, D.C., a son of Owen and Gail Hockman, longtime residents of Falls Church. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Duane Hockman; and son Tommy Hockman.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 56 years, Katherine "Kay" Hockman. They raised 12 children together. He is survived by 11 children, Theresa Allen, Joe Hockman, Lorrie Gallo and husband Mark, Judy Rector and husband Chuck, Melinda Patrick, Michael Hockman, Debbie Hockman, GailAnn Boyd, Danny Hockman and wife Rana, Kimberly Goldsmith and husband Chris, and Susie Hockman; 24 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren (one more due next month).
His family will receive visitors from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, at Pierce Funeral Home in Manassas, where a rosary will be said. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at All Saints Catholic Church in Manassas. Interment will follow in Stonewall Memory Gardens in Manassas.
Condolences may be sent to piercefh.com.