Born December 12, 1989 in Abilene, James was a son of James Travis Hock and Debbra Ann Hasty. James graduated from Big Pasture High School in Randlett, OK. He served in the Army National Guard from 20082011 and spent a year in Iraq. He married Cathy Smith on May 18, 2010 in Walters, OK. James was employed as a truck driver for Globe Energy in Snyder since June of 2010. He grewup in Oklahoma and lived in Burleson, TX before moving to Rotan where he had lived for the last eight months. James liked playing XBox and MW3, motorcycle riding, collecting knives, offroading, antagonizing his younger brother and playing basketball. He is preceded in death by his maternal grandmother Barbara Ann Hasty.
James is survived by his wife Cathy of Rotan two daughters, Adalyn Hock of Rotan and Lyric Hock of Clovis, NM his father, James Travis Hock of Winters, New Hampshire his mother Debbra Hasty of Randlett, OK. his brother, Dolphin Hock of Randlett, OK. his sister, Ashtan Hock of Burkburnett, TX. his paternal grandfather, Jerry Don Hock his paternal grandmother, Peggy Lee Ballard his maternal grandfather, Joe Hasty of Devol, OK a nephew Sean Robinson of Burkburnett, TX and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. .