Funeral services for Harry G. Hoke, Jr., 92, will be at 11 a.m., Tuesday, November 23, 2010, in the First Christian Church conducted by Dr. Rick Baggett. Burial with Military Honors will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park.

 


Funeral services for Harry G. Hoke, Jr., 92, will be at 11 a.m., Tuesday, November 23, 2010, in the First Christian Church conducted by Dr. Rick Baggett. Burial with Military Honors will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park.

 

Son of the late Harry Grover and Mabel Charlton Hoke, Sr., Harry was born June 6, 1918, in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. A graduate of Stillwater High School, the class of 1936, he received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 1940 from Oklahoma A&M College (now O.S.U.). At Oklahoma A&M Harry was on the golf team and in ROTC. During World War II he served in the U.S. Marine Corps, attaining the rank of Major. A Communications Officer, he saw action in the battles of Tarawa, Saipan, and Okinawa. 

 

Harry and the former Norma Humphrey were married July 6, 1946, at Stillwater, Oklahoma; she preceded him in death May 9, 1974.  A daughter, Marsha Hoke; brother, Wilbur Hoke; and sister, Virginia Tucker also preceded him in death.

 

An Ardmore resident most of his life, he moved here from Oklahoma City. For many years he was a sales representative for the Burroughs Corporation. He later was associated with Sprekelmeyer Printing, DeHart Roofing, Brad Fenton Motors and most recently with First National Bank and Trust.

 

 
Baptized as a youth into the First Christian Church at Stillwater, Harry was a 72 year Master Mason in the Blue Lodge; he was active in DeMolay, serving as Council Chairman. An avid sports fan, Harry enjoyed bowling, golfing and watching Oklahoma State in any sport. He was also a volunteer at the Military Memorial Museum.

 

Survivors include sons, Steve Hoke and Roger Hoke and his wife, Lori of Ardmore; grandchildren, Craig Hoke and his wife, Natalie of Durant, Lindsey Hoke, Ardmore, Donna Taylor and her husband, Russel of Lawton; great-grandchildren, Blake Hoke of Durant, Preston and Russell Taylor of Lawton; and his dear friend, Carole Drown of Ardmore.

 

Honorary bearers include Curtis Davidson, Ralph Ford, Dr. Kevin Reed, John Snodgrass, Sandra Ford, Roy Worley, Rear Admiral Wesley Hull, Gary Beard and Darryl Roberts.

 

Services will be directed by Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home and Crematory.