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Smith-McQuiston & Webster Funeral Home
Thursday January 13th, 2022
12:00pm - 1:00pm

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Graveside Service

Willow Grove Cemetery
Thursday January 13th, 2022

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John E. Bockhofer

John E. Bockhofer, 84, passed away on Saturday, January 8 at Reid Health.

He was born November 12, 1937 in Wayne County to Howard & Grace Schroeder Bockhofer. He graduated from Fountain City High School in 1956 and married the former C. Sue Brown on September 7, 1958. They were blessed with 5 children and 50 years of marriage before her death on November 27, 2008. John was a farmer in the Fountain City area before moving to Richmond in 1996. He also formerly worked in maintenance at Friends Fellowship Community. He enjoyed fishing.
Mr. Bockhofer will be missed by his daughters, Beth Sumrall, Lunetta Akkerman and Amy Bockhofer; sons, David Bockhofer and John H. Bockhofer; 5 grandchildren, John Weatherly, Kristen Pipenger, Jessica Sawyer, Jacob Ryan Bockhofer and Matthew Bockhofer; 9 great-grandchildren, Wyatt Sawyer, Westin Sawyer, Elizabeth Weatherly, Violet Weatherly, Colin Pipenger, Montana Bockhofer, Jax Bockhofer, Waylon Bockhofer, Briar Bockhofer; and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Bockhofer was preceded in death by his parents, wife and a sister, Bonna Mae Webb.
Visitation for Mr. Bockhofer will be from 12-1 p.m. on Thursday, January 13, at the Smith-McQuiston & Webster Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City.
A graveside ceremony will immediately follow in Willow Grove Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the charitable organization of the donor's choice.

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Beth and family i am so sorry of the passing of John, He was a great man and could tell you some stories. Loved to smile and loved his family many prayers for everyone

Amie Nolte Strothman Jan 12 2022 2:19 PM

To Lunetta, so sorry for your loss I remember when he took me and you to see a movie and didn't sit with us so we could be by ourselves thinking of you and your family

Mary (Martin) Kendall Jan 11 2022 9:00 PM

There are so many wonderful memories spent with your family. This breaks my heart. Our whole family will keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers.

Becky Meyer Owens Jan 11 2022 1:33 PM

My Prayers and Thoughts are with you and the Family during this sorrow time

KimHill Jan 10 2022 1:37 PM

A candle was lit in memory of John Bockhofer

Kim Hill Jan 10 2022 1:34 PM