Staff Sgt. Randy Douglas Bocook 72, of Bryson City, died in his home on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019.
He was the son of the late Jerious Bocook of Asheland, Ky. and Lola Clemons Bocook of Vance’s Creek, Quincy, Ky. He was active duty U.S. Army for 12 years and in the U.S. Army Reserves for two years. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Criminology at St. Leo and served in Corrections in Georgia and in North Carolina as a jailer for the Swain County Sheriff’s Department. He was with the U.S. Dept. of the Interior as a social service assistant in the residential program at the Oconaluftee Job Corps Center in Cherokee for 12 years. In retirement, he co-facilitated domestic violence and sex offender treatment groups for Alternatives and Gateway Clinics in Bryson City and Hazelwood.
Surviving are his wife of 26 years, Lisa Barco Bocook of Bryson City; his children, Randy Douglas Bocook, Jr. of Richmond Hill, Ga., Kelley Bocook Campbell of Midway, Ga., Christine M. Whitlock of Memphis, Tenn.; grandchildren, Donna-Michelle, Amber, Taylor, Madison, Reagan, Harrison, Katie, Merrik, Darien, Bryce, Taylor-Rose, Tommy, Summer, Shelby; and six great grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 at Crisp Funeral Home in Bryson City. Rev. James P. Cahill and Rev. Daniel Coffey will officiate. Internment will be private at the family plot.
In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated for memorial services and additional expenses. Please send donations Lisa Bocook P O Box 885, Bryson City, NC 28713.