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CREEDMOOR — Marvin Oliver Hockett, 80, a longtime resident of Butner, passed away Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020, at his home.

A native of Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late Marvin O’Neal Hockett and Charlotte Taylor. He was of the Baptist faith and was a member of Cheek Heights Baptist Church in Durham for many years. He worked at Murdoch Developmental Center in Butner, the Life Insurance Company of Georgia, and Helmold Ford in Raleigh.

A graveside service was held 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 31, at Carolina Memorial Gardens in Creedmoor by the Rev. David Richardson.

Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Joanne Beasley Hockett of the home; one sister, Dora Childs of Surprise, Arizona; and an uncle, Tommy Hockett of Cleveland, Ohio.

He was predeceased by two sisters, Charlotte Padgett and Ann Gentry.

Visitation was held from 1-1:45 p.m. Monday, Aug. 31, at Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908

Online condolences can be made to www.eakesfuneralhome.com. Select obits. Eakes Funeral Home in Oxford is assisting the Hockett Family.