CONTOOCOOK - George E. Dockham passed into eternal life on May 4, 2012, with his loving wife by his side. He was 90 years old. He was born on April 10, 1922, in Contoocook to Forrest and Vera (Bletcher) Dockham.
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George grew up in Contoocook working at local farms and businesses. As a young man he entered the Army and proudly served in World War II. George received the Purple Heart Award for his bravery and injuries sustained during his service. He owned and operated Dockham Trucking for over 40 years, was a contract mail carrier for over 28 years and was on the Hopkinton Fire Department for 48 years, retiring as captain. His stability, work ethic and frugality have been an inspiration to others. Those who knew him appreciated his sense of humor and his wide smile.
He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Margaret (Marge); sons Forrest and wife, Kathy, of Webster, George and wife, Dede, of Contoocook and Joe Colgate and wife, Michelle, of Derry; daughter Debbie Colgate of San Diego, Calif.; brother Verne of Henniker; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
There are no calling hours. A graveside service will be held at the Contoocook Village Cemetery in Contoocook on Tuesday, May 8, 2012, at 9:30 a.m. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. at Trinity Baptist Church on Clinton Street in Concord, with a reception to follow in the church fellowship hall.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Trinity Baptist Church, 80 Clinton St., Concord, 03301 or Hopkinton Fire Department, 9 Pine St., Contoocook, 03229.
The Bennett Funeral Home of Concord is in charge of the arrangements.
Messages of condolence may be offered at bennettfuneral.com.
Published in The Concord Monitor from May 6 to May 7, 2012