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Verlo L. “Cowboy” Hocks, 64, of Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania, and formerly of La Grande, died Nov. 2 at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Nov. 10 at the Hoffman Funeral Home and Crematory in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

Verlo was born Aug. 3, 1955, in Walsenburg, Colorado, to Vernon and Lori (Vigil) Hocks. He attended grade school and high school in La Grande.

Verlo served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1973 to 1977. He was a heavy equipment operator for 40-plus years and owned Cowboy’s Greenwood Tavern in Delaware. Verlo was an officer in the Milford Moose Lodge #2316 and was a member in various VFW and American Legion organizations. He loved riding his Harley-Davidson, but most of all he loved having a good time with his family and friends.

Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Angelia and Kyle Hardman of Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania; son, Bruce Hocks of Carlisle, Pennsylvania; four grandchildren and another on the way; sisters and brothers-in-law, Vickie and Ron Hill of Nampa, Idaho, Valerie and Michael Schenk of Palm Desert, California, and Vernalee Hocks of Salt Lake City, Utah; and dearly loved close friends whom he considered family, Bif Coyle and Annie and Randy Mountz.

He was preceded in death by his eldest son, Wesley C. Hocks; brother, V.L. Hocks; mother, Lori Hocks; and father, Vernon Hocks.

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