John Pocklington, Sr.

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John Thomas Pocklington Sr., 75, of Carlinville, IL, passed away Thursday, October 26, 2023, at Carlinville Area Hospital. John was born May 5, 1948, in Carlinville, IL, a son of James Edward Thomas and Allie Marie Nance Pocklington. He married Murel Warren August 24, 1968, in Carlinville, IL. John was a member of the US Marine Corps and served in Vietnam. He was awarded a Purple Heart. John was a laborer and retired from Alladin Steel, Carlinville, IL, in 2013. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a backyard mechanic and loved woodworking. He will be greatly missed by those who knew him. John was preceded in death by his son, Jason Pocklington, granddaughter, Michelle Baker, father, James Edward Thomas Pocklington, mother, Allie Marie Pocklington, siblings, Geraldine, James, Charles John is survived by his wife, Murel Pocklington of Carlinville, IL, son, John (LaShonda Vancil) Pocklington, Jr. of Carlinville, IL, son, James (Tammy) Pocklington of Atwater, IL, grandson, Brandon Pocklington, granddaughter, Lutisha Pocklington, and great-grandchildren, Haylee, Jason, and Zaylah. Please visit to leave condolences or light a candle in his memory. Davis-Anderson Funeral Home, Carlinville, is in charge of private family services.
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