Byron A. Hock passed away Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, at the age of 83. A memorial reception will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, at French Funeral Home in Wyoming.
Byron was born to Flora Belle (Ball) Hock and Ernest L. Hock on May 16, 1930, in Tiskilwa, Ill. He graduated from Lake Worth High School of Lake Worth, Fla. in 1949. Byron enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served for four years during the Korean Conflict. While stationed at Sheppard Air Force Base, Byron married Betty Jo Rutherford on Jan. 9, 1954, at Jean Baptist Church in Jean. He attended the Capitol Radio Engineering Institute (now Capitol College) in Washington, DC, and was then employed for 35 years at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque.
Byron was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Herbert Hock and Wilton Hock; and two sisters, Letha Harris and Joanna Brown Underhill.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Jo of Albuquerque; daughters, Tina Marie Sumner and husband Mike of Albuquerque and Cindy Suzanne Parker and husband James of Warner Robins, Ga.; one sister, Florence Self of Palm Springs, Fla.; four grandchildren, Will Sumner, Trenton Sumner and Kendall Sumner, all of Albuquerque, and Taylor Parker of Warner Robins.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Heartland Hospice, 4001 Indian School Road, Suite 300, Albuquerque, N.M., 87110. Visit the online guest book for Byron at www.FrenchFunerals.com.