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Gary Scott Hocking

July 17, 1967 ~ December 5, 2020 (age 53)


Gary Scott Hocking, 53, of Mt. Carmel IL, passed away Saturday afternoon, December 5, 2020 at St. Vincent Evansville Hospital surrounded by his loving family.

Scott was born in Mt. Carmel, IL July 17, 1967, the son of Gary Ray and Connie Sue (Fewkes) Hocking. He was a member of Keensburg Christian Church and a client at Wabash Area Vocational Enterprises (WAVE). He was a graduate of Brownsville School at age twenty-one.

Scott loved God, his family, his church, farming, and his horses. He never met a stranger and remembered the smallest details about everyone and everything. He enjoyed competing in Special Olympics and 4-H as a child. He will be missed, especially the six p.m. phone calls he made every night.

Those left to share Scott’s memory include his mother, Connie; sister, Susan (Tom) Sumner of Gifford, IL; nieces and nephews, Tanner (Alison) Saltsgaver, Tessa (Brandon) Wilson, Tasha Saltsgaver (Randy Brasher), Craig (Chelsea) Sumner; grand nieces and nephews, Olivia Saltsgaver, Brandon Wilson, Jr., Bentley Brasher, Rayden Sumner; uncles and aunts, Larry and Carolyn Hocking, Sherry and Roger Kieffer, Kenneth and Scharlene Fewkes; special friends Dan and Judy Bosecker, and lots of cousins.

Scott was preceded in death by his father, and grandparents Jack and Virginia Hocking and Harry and Mary Fewkes.

There will be a Drive-Through Visitation for family and friends on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Short Funeral Home in Mt. Carmel. Social distancing practices, wearing of masks as well as use of hand sanitizer is expected.

Enter the building off of 6th Street, through the garage and exit onto Mulberry Street. Please follow the signs.

A Private Service for family and close friends is scheduled on Wednesday,

December 9, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Short Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Cemetery in Mt. Carmel.

Scott was a fan of “John Deere green”. In his memory wear green or John Deere accessories to his visitation and funeral.

Memorials for Scott can be given to WAVE or Keensburg Christian Church.

These can be left at the funeral home.

Condolences may be made online at

Short-Cunningham Funeral Home is honored to serve the Hocking family.

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Drive Through Visitation
December 8, 2020

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Short Funeral Home
527 N Mulberry Street
Mt. Carmel, IL 62863

Funeral Service
December 9, 2020

11:00 AM
Short Funeral Home
527 N Mulberry Street
Mt. Carmel, IL 62863

December 9, 2020

Highland Memorial Cemetery, Mt. Carmel, Illinois


Wabash Area Vocational Enterprises, Inc.
1320 W Third Street, Mt. Carmel IL 62863

Keensburg Christian Church
Keensburg IL 62852

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