Ricky

March 7, 1962 ~ January 11, 2022

Born in: Versailles, KY
Resided in: Glasgow, KY

Ricky Wayne Hockensmith, 59, of Glasgow, passed away Tuesday, January 11, 2022, at the T.J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow, Ky. Ricky was born in Versailles, KY on March 7, 1962, to the late Carl Mason Hockensmith and Glenna Lou Willhoite Hockensmith, who survives.

Ricky worked in retail management for over 30 years for companies including Lowes and TSC. He was presently employed at Dart Container. Ricky was loved by His coworkers. He was a jack of all trades, a mechanic, woodworker, or any other job or hobby he decided to do. But he absolutely lit up about hunting and Allis-Chalmers tractors. And everyone could tell when he was talking about hunting, because he did not know how to whisper.

Ricky’s true passion was his relationship with his Lord & Savior. It was spoken of him, “heaven gained a giant of a man”. Ricky was a true man of God and lived by the rule of, Church, Family, Work, and Hunting. Ricky was a faithful & active member of the Landmark United Pentecostal Church in Glasgow.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, whom he married July 4, 1987, Debra Hockensmith; two sons, Mason Hockensmith (Michelle), and Nate Hockensmith (Liz); one daughter, Katie Eberhart (Jamie); grandchildren, Tulsa Marie Eberhart, McKenzie, Grace, Emma, and Coy Hockensmith; sisters, Tammy Huba (Danny), and Annette Culp (Scott); one brother, Kevin Hockensmith (Chera).

Funeral Service will be held 2:00pm Sunday, January 16th at the Landmark United Pentecostal Church in Glasgow with burial in the Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. Visitation will be on Sunday from 10:00am until time for service at the church. A.F. Crow Funeral Home is honored to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Hockensmith. Please share your condolence with the family at www.crowfuneralhome.com.

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  1. And I am for sure that Our Lord reached out and welcomed this good and faithful servant. God be with you. My heart breaks for you all.

  2. Memories flood my mind with all the Nights we worked together in Kids Church in Denham.
    I remember Ricky Helping Tyler put up our wooden swing set in the backyard and oh how we enjoyed our trip to Kentucky to visit in sled down that down the hill.
    Your family is very special to us and we will keep these memories alive forever!
    Much love!

  3. Our entire Hockensmith extended family have always thought highly of Ricky. He always had that big, genuine smile on his face. He brought laughs and smiles to everyone he met.

    My best memory was when I was a child and Ricky hooked our sled to the tractor with a pipe and some chains. He put the tractor in high gear, took off over the hill and gave my sister and me the sleigh ride of our lives!

    My last memory of him was at my dad’s funeral. Ricky and Debbie were both telling me about their kids and grandkids. I hope it brings comfort to Debbie and their family to know that everyone who ever saw them or spoke to them could see how much Ricky adored Debbie and their family. He was so proud of all of them.

    I pray for comfort for all of you.

    Angie (Hockensmith) Johnson

  4. Ricky was a kind, gentle soul, that would help anybody in need. He love God first and his family next! He had friends everywhere and never had a mean thing to say about anybody. Talented and gifted, he could build about anything he wanted to. He was a hard worker who provided for his wife and family. He loved his children and grandchildren! He was so proud of all of them! As a brother-in-law, he was so kind to me. He’ll be sorely missed but our loss is Heaven’s gain! I’m so glad he was saved and ready to go!

  5. Ricky and I worked together at TSC vary nice guy would do anything to help others he love and talked of his wife and family a lot he will be missed

  6. I’m so sorry for your loss i haven’t been going to church with you all long but I love each and every one of you im so sorry my thoughts and prayers are with you ❤.

  7. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Hockensmith Family during this time. There is a peace in knowing that Ricky is now in the presence of the Lord completely whole! We love this precious family and appreciate their faithfulness and love for the Lord!

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