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Jesse L. Hockett
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Birth: Sep. 7, 1983
Jackson County
Missouri, USA
Death: May 26, 2010
Benton County
Missouri, USA

Reser Funeral Home & Davis-Miller Funeral Home-Obituaries


September 7, 1983- May 26, 2010

Jesse L. Hockett, age 26, of Warsaw, passed away Wednesday, May 26, 2010, at his home, due to injuries sustained in an electrical accident. He was born on September 7, 1983, in North Kansas City, Missouri, the younges on of Jack and Conny (king) Hockett, He grew up in Warsaw and graduated from Warsaw High School in 2002. After graduation he attended State Fair Community College in Sedalia, Missouri. On February 13, 2010 he was united in marriage to Tina Marie Church, at the Zion Lutheran Church in Lincoln, Missouri.

Jesse was a nationally recognized sprint car driver. He began racing at the age of 14, winning his first feature in only his third start at the Linn County Speedway in Pleasanton, KS. Hockett went on to victory land 130 times in his career that included stints with USAC, SCRA, ASCS Lucas Oil Sprint Car Series and the Spring Bandits, where he was a two-time champion (2006 and 2007) and was the current points leader. Hockett was a fan favorite because of his fun loving nature and instant connection with fans both young and old. What seperated Jesse from so many others was that he was never without a smile on his face and was alway grateful for the opportunities that he received. While his on-track exploits "wowed" the crowd, it was the Jesse that so many came to know off the track that will be remembered the most fondly. One of the true gentlemen of the sport, he accomplished so much at such an early age.

He is preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents and his cousin, best friend and crew chief, Daniel McMillin, in 2006.

He is survived by wife, of the home, his parents, two brothers and their wives, two nieces and one nephew, two great-nephews and other relatives and many friends.

Funeral Services for Jesse L. Hockett will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at the Warsaw High School Gymnasuim with Pastor Leonard Poppe officiating. Graveside Services and Interment will be held in the Shawnee Cemetery in Warsaw. Visitation will be held Monday evening from 5:00 until 8 p.m. at the Reser Funeral Home in Warsaw. Memorial contributions may be made to the Jesse L. Hockett Memorial Fund c/o the Reser Funeral Home.

Shawnee Cemetery
Benton County
Missouri, USA
Created by: JHarrison
Record added: May 30, 2010
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Jesse L. Hockett
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We miss seeing you at Lucas Oil Speedway. Your memory will never be forgotten and take care of the recent ASCS family that joined you up their in heaven. RIP Jesse
- Jennifer Harbour
 Added: Jun. 29, 2013
Rest in Peace Jessie - you will never be forgotten. Thanks for the memories.
 Added: Jun. 5, 2010
We knew Jesse since he was a small young child. His dad would take him to work with him, he will be missed so much by so many, thoughts, and prayers go out to the family,
- JHarrison
 Added: May. 30, 2010
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