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Ernest Hokes, Jr.

September 24, 1944 ~ February 21, 2020 (age 75)

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Ernest Hokes Jr.

With great sorrow we announce the Homegoing of Ernest Hokes Jr. age 75 years of Kansas City, Kansas.  He was born September 24, 1944 in Monticello, Arkansas to Ernest Hokes Sr. and Patrolia Robinson Hokes.  Ernest was the baby of five children, Oler Mae Hokes; Frances Hokes; Charles Hokes; and Aliene Hoke.

In 1976 Ernest met his wife, Diana Hennecke and to this union two children was born, Frances Hokes and Ernest Hokes III.

Anyone who knew Ernest knows, that he was a natural born clown, he had the ability to make you smile, laugh or even frown.  He has always been a drifter, doing odds and end jobs here or there.  Things got tough for him once his Beloved “Sista” Oler Mae passed away. 

Preceding Ernest is death, his parents, Ernest Hokes Sr. and Patrolia Robinson Hokes; siblings, Oler Mae Hokes; Frances Hokes; and Aliene Hokes; nephew, James Hokes.

Ernest is survived by his daughter, Frances Hokes; his son, Ernest Hokes III; his brother, Charles Hokes of California; D.S. Hokes; Uncle Oatis Hokes both of Michigan; niece Olea Hokes; a great niece, Janel Burch both of Michigan; grandchildren, Brandi Hokes; Chandler Hokes; Terri and Samaya Payne; a dear friend Leo Easterwood.  

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Private Family Farewell Service

Thatcher's Funeral Chapel
1520 North 5th Street
Kansas City, Kansas 66101

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