Orville "Huck" Hockett, a lifetime resident of Skagit Valley, went home to be with the Lord on September 18th, 2013.
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Huck was born in Sedro-Woolley to Sumner and Florence (Ellison) Hockett.
He graduated from Concrete High School in 1956. Huck served in the Navy (Seabees) and was a welder by trade, using his skills to gain employment and be very creative in his spare time.
He built an articulating tractor, named Leaping Lizzy, a portable sawmill, and many other farm implements. He would graciously lend his skills to anyone who was in need.
Huck worked for Skagit Steel in Sedro-Woolley, Harkness Logging, owned his own logging truck for several years and drove his own long-haul eighteen-wheeler. He was working for Concrete Northwest when he retired in 2003.
Huck is survived by his wife Candi Hockett of Sedro-Woolley, son Chad (Tracie) of Tonasket, son Brett of Sedro-Woolley, 3 grandchildren: Kylie, Cade and Alex, brother Leon (Jan) of Westport, sister Ardath (Bob) Hesselgesser of Wauna, WA, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Don and Shawnie Kaminski of Mt. Vernon, and brother-in-law and sister-in-law Ian and Judy Hollingsworth of Ramona, CA, 10 nieces and nephews, and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
A celebration of life will be held at the Faith Baptist Church, 800 E. Rio Vista Ave, Burlington at 2:00 PM on Sunday, September 22.
The family recommends any memorials be made to the charity of the givers choice.
To share your thoughts and memories of Huck, please visit the online guestbook at www.farewelltributes.com.
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