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James W. Dockerty Jr., 89, passed away at 11:10 a.m. Sunday, March 19, 2017. He was born April 15, 1927, to James W. and Emma (Benham) Dockerty. He married Lucy P. Emberton on Oct. 28, 1950, and she preceded him in death April 18, 2016.
James was a pipe fitter for 32 years. He was a member of Local 440 Pipefitters Union. He served his country during World War II. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and building.
Surviving family include his son, Larry J. Dockerty, Kokomo; and daughers, Christine G. Dockerty and Lynnell K. Dockerty, both of Kokomo. Grandchildren surviving include Amy N. Dockerty, Andrea J. Dockerty and Tony Dockerty, all of Kokomo, and one great-grandson, Devin Dockerty. Surviving siblings include Anne Fitz, Kokomo, Jack Dockerty, Marion, and Norma Rogers, Sharpsville.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Lucy; son, Mark; brothers, Marvin, Bob, Hillis, Bud and Snooks; and sisters, Wilma and Patty.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at Murray Weaver Funeral Home in Galveston, with the Rev. Don McDowell officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery in Logansport with military honors. Visitation will be 10 a.m. until services at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Murray Weaver Funeral Home in Galveston has been entrusted with arrangements. www.murrayweaverfuneralhome.com.
Published on  March 20, 2017
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