CLARENCE JAMES DOCKERY
July 29, 1922 – January 28, 2013
Resident of Alameda
Alameda resident, Clarence (Doc) Dockery passed away on January 28, 2013 at the age of 90.
He was born in Sacramento, and his family moved to Hayfork where he grew up.
He went to school in Weaverville and played on the varsity baseball, football and basketball teams. As a senior, he served as President of the student body.
After graduating he went to trade school and became a welder. He met Elaine Songey in Berkeley, while he was working at the Oakland shipyards.
Clarence joined the Marines in 1942 and fought on Guam, Iwo Jima and Saipan. After the war, he and Elaine were married in December 1945.
They bought a lot and built their home in Alameda where they raised their two daughters.
Doc started working at the Alameda Fire Department in October 1946. He became a Fire Captain in 1970 and retired in 1982 at the age of 60.
He always loved golfing, fishing or hunting with his friends. He also enjoyed visiting his friends at the firehouses and donut shops.
Clarence left behind his beloved wife Elaine, his daughters, Janet and Joan, granddaughter JoAnn, grandson Bryan, great-grandaughters, Madelyn and Megan and his brother Vernon Dockery. Also his many nieces and nephews.
He had a long life of accomplishments and love, and will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Friends are invited to attend memorial services, Monday March 4, 2013 at 2 p.m. at the New Beginnings Chapel Alameda Funeral and Cremation Services, 1415 Oak Street,
Alameda with Rev. Roger Bauer, officiating.
For further information please call:
Harry W. Greer, Funeral Director (FDR-745)
ALAMEDA FUNERAL and CREMATION SERVICES
1415 Oak Street
Alameda, California 94501
CA License FD-2139
"Alameda’s Only Family Owned and Locally Operated Funeral Service Provider"