Samuel Jay Ocker, 82, of Newville died Wednesday December 18, 2013 in his home.
He was born December 7, 1931 in Shippensburg the son of the late David Franklin and Rhoda Bell Hoover Ocker.
Mr. Ocker is survived by his wife of 61 years Mary Evelyn Negley Ocker.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, and was a retired truck driver retiring from ABF.
He belonged to the Newville Assembly of God, and the VFW and American Legion both of Newville.
In addition to his wife he is survived by one daughter Delores Jean Albright and her husband Lee of Newville, three sons William E. Ocker and his wife Kerry of Newville, Daniel L. Ocker and his wife Clara Jean of Carlisle, and Walter E. Ocker of Newville; nine grandchildren, five great grandchildren, and one sister Janet Hockensmith of Newville.
He is preceded in death by one son David J. Ocker, three sisters Martha Oiler, Miriam Hock, and Judy Killian, and one brother Kenneth Ocker.
A viewing will be held Monday December 23, 2013 from 12 to 1:30 PM in the Newville Assembly of God 403 Oak Flat Road Newville. A funeral service will be held at 1:30 in the church with the Rev. Jeffery Kettering officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in the Cumberland Valley Memorial Gardens.
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