Paul Preston Hockenberry

January 28, 1937 ~ December 29, 2021 (age 84)


Paul Preston Hockenberry, 84, of Clear Spring, MD, passed away Wednesday, December 29, 2021, at his home. Born January 28, 1937, in Downsville, MD, he was the son of the late Roy M. Hockenberry and Nona Irene (Roberts) Hockenberry. He was a graduate of Williamsport High School class of 1955. He was employed by the R. Paul Smith Powerplant in Williamsport, MD and retired from Mack Trucks Inc of Hagerstown, MD after serving over 40 years. Paul was a member of the American Quarter Horse Association, Maryland Quarter Horse Association and American Paint Horse Association. He owned Windsong Farm in Clear Spring, MD. He raised and showed horses for over 50 years. Paul had a lifelong passion for collecting guns. He was an avid hunter and loved to travel out west on hunting trips. He was a cowboy by heart and had a passion for traveling and taking trips out west to rodeos and western cultural events. Paul is survived by his wife of 40 years, Barbara E. (Frazer) Hockenberry who he married February 17, 1981, five children, Abbe Clark, Steve Hockenberry and companion Vicky Babbington, Dawn Hockenberry and companion Jeff Keadle, Wayde Hockenberry and Christine Reed and husband Cody, six grandchildren, Luke Clark, Jamie Mowen, R.J. Yost, Kinsey Clark, C.J. Reed and Brayden Reed, three sisters, Thelma Mellott, Shirley Rhodes and husband George and Nancy Britner, brother-in-law, Robert Frazer, Jr. and wife Lisa, sister-in-law, Diane Stevens and husband Randy, nine great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and extended family. He was preceded in death by one sister, Patsy Hockenberry and two brothers-in-law’s, James “Shorty” Mellott and Jim Britner. A celebration of life gathering will be held Friday, January 14, 2022, from 4pm to 7:30pm with a remembrance prayer held at 6pm, at Clear Spring Special Events Center 12323 Big Pool Rd. Clear Spring, MD 21722. Arrangements were made by J.L. Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg, MD and online condolences may be offered at

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