Johnny Leon Hoke, 73, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma formerly of Pampa, went to his heavenly home on Monday, July 18, 2022 with his family by his side.
Services will be at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 at Carpenter’s Church with Pastor Jim Sinyard, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors and Crematory.
Johnny was born on October 2, 1948 in Caney, Kansas to Richard Hoke and Lucy Long Hoke. He grew up all over the country before his family settled down in Pampa in 1963. Johnny was a 1966 graduate of Pampa High School. He met Connie Lynn Holmes in November of 1965. Johnny told her after their first kiss on her front porch that he loved her and would love only her for the rest of his life. His ears were steaming all the way back to the car. They were married just two months later on January 6, 1966 in Juarez, Mexico. Johnny worked as a plant manager for Pioneer Natural Gas and then at Cabot. He continued his career at Dorchester before retiring from ONEOK, Inc. in 2007. Johnny was a member of Carpenter’s Church since its opening in 1989. He volunteered as a softball coach for little league and as a scout master in Boy Scouts in the early 70’s. Johnny enjoyed riding motorcycles and working on old cars. He always found a way to stay busy. Johnny will be greatly missed by all that knew him.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Lucy Hoke; one daughter, Jimi Hoke; and his mother and father-in-law, Marie and Rufus Holmes.
Johnny is survived by his wife, Connie Hoke, of the home; two children, Steve Hoke and wife LaTonya of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Stephanie Hoke of Weleetka, Oklahoma; two siblings, Kathy Cuellar of Aretisa, New Mexico and David Hoke and wife Sue of Lubbock; six grandchildren, Hadley, Casey, Chance, Brandon, CJ, and Holly; four great-grandchildren, Hayden, Chloe, Olivia, and Makenna; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to his daughter-in-law, LaTonya Hoke, for the excellent care she took of Johnny during his illness.