HOCKENBERRY, Kenneth R., age 85 of Brooksville, died Wednesday, April 30, 2014. He was born July 11, 1928 in Wellersburg, PA and came here 37 years ago from Columbus, GA. He served 22 Â½ years in the U. S. Army
, retiring as SFC. He worked in security with A. U. T. E. C. in both Andros, Bahamas and Saudi Arabia, he was a life time member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars
. He was preceded in death by his wife, Leta Dampier Hockenberry and step-son, Barney L. Dampier, Jr. Survivors include his step-daughter & son-in-law: Joan D. & Andrew Whitman of Brandon, FL; step-son & daughter-in-law: Billy R. & Judi Dampier of West Pueblo, CO; grandchildren: Ramona, Andrea, John, Mark, Russell, Billy Jr., Yale, Debbie, Bill & Jamie; numerous great grandchildren, nephews & nieces. Visitation for friends will be 12 - 1pm, Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at the Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville Chapel. Military honors will follow at 2:00pm, at the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL.