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Ross Owen Hockenbury

Louisville - Ross Owen Hockenbury passed away August 9, 2018. He was born April 25, 1925 in Leitchfield, KY and was one of ten children.

He served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Monitor during WWII. His ship was part of five major invasions in the South Pacific and was in Tokyo Bay when the Japanese surrender was signed.

He married Doris (Dotty) Nall on May 23, 1941. They recently celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary. He worked for 23 years at the Louisville Ford Motor Assembly Plant in Quality Control.

For more than 30 years, Ross and Dotty participated in both round dancing and square dancing as members of the Carousels, Roundleiers and Moonglows. Ross was a member of Anchorage Presbyterian Church, VFW 1170, Oasis at Walnut Street Baptist Church and the German American Club.

He is survived by his wife, Dotty Nall Hockenbury; son, Todd Hockenbury, M.D. (Dawn); two grandchildren, Collin and Caroline Hockenbury; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 2-7 p.m. on Sunday, August 12, 2018, at Ratterman Brothers Funeral Home, 12900 Shelbyville Road, East Louisville. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, August 13, 2018, at Anchorage Presbyterian Church followed by interment at Cave Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy can be made to the Kentucky Humane Society or Anchorage Presbyterian Church.
Published in The Courier-Journal on Aug. 11, 2018
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