A funeral service will be held on Monday, April 16 at 11:00 a.m. at Maddox Funeral Home with Sammy Campbell and Gary Foster officiating. Interment will follow in the Bentonville Cemetery in Bentonville.
Buddy was born August 19, 1928 in Bentonville, son of the late Harry Lemuel Hockman and Gladys Mae Claig Hockman. He served in the United States Army and was an electrician for many years. Buddy loved the outdoors and enjoyed fishing and hunting. He was preceded in death by his daughter Dawn Marie Hockman Paxton. His twin sister Nellie Mae Hockman Morrison and his parents.
Surviving are his wife of sixty-two years Margie Ellen Guy Hockman; one brother Eddie Hockman of Bentonville; son-in-law Ric Paxton of Stafford; and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Guy, Jason Guy, Shirley Alger, Woody Morrison, Jamie Lentz, and Robert Huppman.
Honorary pallbearer will be Bubby Fristoe.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, April 15 from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 West Cork Street, Winchester, Virginia 22601 or to the Bentonville Baptist Church c/o Linda Fuller, 1479 Bentonville Road, Bentonville, Virginia 22610.