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Sue (Simpson) Hock

March 20, 1939 ~ June 6, 2022 (age 83)


Sue Simpson Hock, 83, born March 20, 1939, died Monday, June 6, 2022, at her home with her family by her side under the care of GHC Hospice.  

Sue was a native of Hinesville and a graduate of Bradwell Institute where she was the captain of the ladies basketball and cheerleading teams.  After graduating from Cosmetology School in Savannah her life changed forever when she met the love of her life and became a military officer’s wife and enjoyed assignments with her late husband Bob, throughout the country and the world.  These include being stationed in Saint Andre, France, Austin, Texas, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, Washington D.C., Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Fort Lee, Virginia, along with two separate years back in Hinesville while her husband was in Vietnam.  She was active in and received numerous awards and accolades from Officer’s Wives clubs at several locations, enjoyed volunteering at on-base thrift stores, and making sure her children made it to many ball practices, ballet classes and horse shows and supporting her husband’s career in the military through many different commands.  After 28 years of travelling the world, she settled back in Hinesville where she lived for the past 40 years and continued travelling, vacationing and looking for the next light house around the continental U.S. with her husband and after 48 years of marriage, after his passing she continued to travel with friends and family to Italy, Scotland, Alaska, and Hawaii.

She was of the Baptist faith and a long time member of Gum Branch Baptist Church.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob Hock, her mother, Madeline Groover Simpson Davis, her father, James Barksdale Simpson, Jr., and brother, James Barksdale Simpson, III.

Survivors include her son and daughter in law Robert Conrad Hock, Jr. and Greta Johnson Hock of Richmond Hill, Georgia, daughter and son in law Tyra Hock Wells and Dwayne Edward Wells of Hinesville, Georgia; Grandchildren Courtney Marie Hock of Richmond Hill, Georgia, Taylor Wells Miller and her husband J.D. Miller of Hinesville, Georgia, Lt. (USN) Robert Conrad Hock, III, of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Ryan Ashley Wells of Hinesville, Georgia and Chance William Hock of Pensacola, Florida; Great Grandchildren Griffin Cole Miller of Hinesville, Georgia and Addison Sue Miller of Hinesville, Georgia.

Pallbearers: Leland Hinely, Shane Wells, Jesse Yancey, Harold Wells, Pete Payne, Stephen Simpson and Barry Householder

Honorary Pallbearers: Gum Branch Sunday School Class Adult Five and Bradwell Institute Class of 1957.

Visitation:  The family will receive friends Wednesday, June 8, 2022 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the Thomas L. Carter Funeral Home in Flemington.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 9, 2022 at 11:00 am at the Gum Branch Baptist Church with Rev. Gabe Gill officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Thomas L. Carter Funeral Home is handling arrangements.



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June 8, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Thomas L. Carter Funeral Home Chapel
1822 East Oglethorpe Highway
Hinesville, GA 31313

Funeral Service
June 9, 2022

11:00 AM
Gum Branch Baptist Church
8590 GA-196
Hinesville, GA 31313

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