|Birth: ||Jun. 15, 1934|
Greater London, England
|Death: ||Nov. 29, 2009|
Nicholas Guy Pocock, 75, of China Spring, passed away Sunday, November 29, 2009 at his residence. Funeral services will be 3PM Thursday, December 3rd at Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Michael Copeland officiating. Visitation will be 6 to 8PM Wednesday at Lake Shore Funeral Home, 5201 Steinbeck Bend in Waco.
Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online Guest Book at www.LakeShoreFuneralHome.com.
Nick was born June 15, 1934 in London, England to Derek and Mabel Winifred (Knight) Pocock. He served in Great Britain's Royal Air Force. He was Britain's Top Aerobatic Pilot in 1962-1963, winner of the Pearl Hyde Trophy. In September of 1963, he came to Texas to fly an air show with Waco aerobat Frank Price whom he had met at World Aerobatics in Hungary. He married Alvena Prause Trull on December 7, 1963 in China Spring. He was injured in 1964 while flying for Delta Cropdusting. He was an Engineer for Certainteed Products in Hillsboro for 16 years. Then he was an engineering professor at T.S.T.C. for 20 years, retiring in 2005.
Nick also wrote two books, Grumman/Schweizer AG-CAT and Did W.D. Custead Fly First and wrote in several magazines both here and abroad. He was a member of Institute of Mechanical Engineers- Great Britain, Antique Aircraft Association, Experimental Aircraft Association- Waco Chapter 59, 0X-5 Aero Club, Tigers Club- England and U.S. He attended and participated in air shows worldwide.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include wife of 45 years, Alvena Pocock of China Spring; sons, Stephen Pocock of Rockwall and Terry Trull of China Spring; daughters, Alicia Lucas of Rockwall and Neva Trull Casey of Elm Mott; grandchildren, Alexa Lucas and Micah Willingham; great grandchildren, Damon, Devon, Darion and Tabatha; brother, David Pocock and wife, Michelle of w. Sussex, England; and two nephews, John Pocock and Jason Pocock, both of W. Sussex, England.
Honorary pallbearers are David Prause, Jim Prause, Jimmy Helleson, Mike McMains, Charles Price, John Price, Dale Breedlove and Rob Wommack.
Memorials may be made to Parkinson (HOT PACS), 900 W. Hwy. 6, Room B218, Waco, TX 76712.
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
Specifically: Nick's ashes will be scattered over his beloved flying field at China Spring during a Memorial Service to be held at a later date.
Created by: Linda Robbins
Record added: Dec 03, 2009
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