Let the memory of Bruce be with us forever.
  • 89 years old
  • Born on November 18, 1929 .
  • Passed away on January 31, 2019 .
Bruce Oliver Hockaday, 89, a longtime resident of Granville County passed away Thursday, January 31, 2019 at Presbyterian Home of Hawfields in Mebane, N.C.
He was born November 18, 1929 in Granville County to the late Willoughby Allen Hockaday and Lessie Overton Hockaday.  He attended Delrayno Baptist Church and  also Poplar Creek.  He retired as a supervisor with the North Carolina Department of Transportation.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 pm Monday, February 4, 2019 at Eakes Funeral Home in Oxford by Pastor Charles Thompson.  Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife of eighteen years, Christine Graham of Snow Camp; daughter, Louise Hockaday Johnson of Oxford, son, Bruce Hockaday (Connie) of Cary; step-daughters, Katrina Moorefield of Snow Camp, Alana Hehner, of Duncan, SC; grandchildren, Suzie Elliott Clark (Mike) of Holly Springs, Jeff Elliott of Oxford, Jodie Hockaday Holbin (Troy) of Cary, Haley Hufton (AJ) of Cary; great-grandchildren, Aubrie Holbin, Ethan Holbin; sisters, Inez Bowen of Wilmington, Emily Boegli of Lawrenceville, GA, Lessie Noell of Durham, Rosalie Mason of Littletown, PA and brother, Reuben Hockaday of Creedmoor.  He was preceded in death by a sister, Naomi Cash and brothers, W. Allen Hockaday, Herbert Hockaday, Elvis Hockaday.
Visitation will be held Monday, February 4, 2019 prior to the funeral service from 12:30 – 2:00 pm at Eakes Funeral Home in Oxford.
Flowers are kindly accepted or memorials may be made to Alamance County Hospice, 918 Chapel Hill Rd. Burlington, NC  27215.
Posted by Suzie Clark on February 6, 2019
He was also preceded in death by his first wife of over 50 years Lois Hockaday.
Posted by Cameron Currin on February 3, 2019
To the Hockaday family,
I want to express our deepest sympathy to you all. I fondly remember Bruce
from my days at Delrayno Baptist Church. How we all enjoyed hearing him sing with the Delrayno Quartet with Maynard Averette, Henry Currin and Horace Huff. I know they are singing together now in the Heavenly choir.
God Bless you all
Rev.and Mrs. Cameron Currin
Mrs. Jack(Evelyn) Currin
Posted by Myrta Wilkins on February 2, 2019
My most sincere sympathy to each of you in the loss of your dear loved one.
He was such a kind and talented man. We enjoyed hearing him play the
guitar with my daddy, Calvin Dixon, many years ago.
Our prayers are with you, Christine and all your family and Bruce, Jr.,
Louise and all your families.

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