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Armond John Ocker, Jr.

April 6, 1920 — December 1, 2022

Horseshoe Bend

Armond John Ocker, Jr.


Armond John Ocker, Jr, 102, formerly of Horseshoe Bend, AR, passed from this life at Southfork River Therapy and Living, Salem, AR on Thursday December 1, 2022. 

He was born in Polo, Illinois on April 6, 1920, to Armond John Ocker Sr. and Vera Bell Getzendaner.  Armond was united in marriage to Joyce Fredericks, and to this union, one daughter was born.  

Armond spent his working years as a lineman for Commonwealth Edison in DeKalb Illinois.  He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII and was awarded a Bronze Star for his service in Guadalcanal as a soldier in the 97th Artillery (Mule Pack). Some of Armond’s loves were fishing, traveling, and was he was also a great woodworker.  Armond and Elizabeth faithfully served as members of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and with the Horseshoe Bend Boating and Fishing Club.  Armond was a long-time member of Faith Presbyterian Church of Horseshoe Bend, AR.  No one enjoyed decorating their yards for Christmas more than Armond, and he won many awards as the best decorated yard in Illinois and Horseshoe Bend.

Armond is survived by his loving daughter, Vera Lee (Alan) Berg, Tyrone, New Mexico, grandson Jason Berg, Silver City, New Mexico and granddaughter, Gayle Berg, Phoenix, Arizona, 2 great grandchildren Zoe Ramirez and Hope Deaver.   He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Elizabeth Ann Kaufman, 1st wife Joyce, and 2nd wife Elizabeth and many other family members.

There will be a luncheon and a time to share stories of the life of Armond Ocker on Sunday, February 12, 2023, in the fellowship hall of Faith Presbyterian Church in Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas beginning at 12:00 PM. Following the luncheon a Celebration of Life and Military Honors will be at Faith Presbyterian Church in the north parking lot beginning at 1:00 PM.

Arrangements entrusted to Doty Family Funeral Service of Horseshoe Bend.

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