Loren Curtis "Doc" Dockery of Nevada, Mo., was born in Irwin, Mo., on April 20, 1928, to Zella Beccher Dockery and Edna May Harmon Dockery. He passed away after a short illness at his home on Oct. 13, 2006.
Loren graduated from high school in La Jolla, Calif., in 1947. Then, after returning to Missouri from California he served his country in the U.S. Army from January 1951 to January 1953. After leaving the military service he went to work for the Missouri Pacific Railroad from which he retired after 36 years of service. He was married to Barbara Ann Henry on June 18, 1960, in El Dorado Springs, Mo. "Doc" had many hobbies that he loved, including gardening and fishing and always enjoyed and included his grandchildren in the things he did.
Survivors include his wife Barbara of the home; two sons, Andy Dockery, and Michael Dockery of Nevada; one brother, Leland Dockery of Lamar; two sisters, Helen Foley of San Diego, Calif., and Nadine Walters of Irwin, Mo.; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Preceding him in death were his parents; three brothers, Calvin Dockery, Howard Dockery and Stan Dockery; two sisters, Minnie Dockery and Reba Owen; one grandson, Andy Wayne Dockery Jr.
Funeral services were held at the Hackleman Chapel on Tuesday, Oct. 17, at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Brent Bland officiating. Music was provided by Karen Rains. Interment was in St. James Cemetery near Milford, Mo., under the direction of the Hackleman and Sons Funeral Home of El Dorado Springs. Pallbearers were Glen Dockery, Leland Dockery, Terry Dockery, Max Walters, Drew Blake and Carter Pugh.
In lieu of flowers family suggests memorials to Heartland Hospice of Butler, Mo.