Johnny Ray Dockery, November 8, 1941~February 6, 2024

Feb 7, 2024

Johnny Ray Dockery, age 82 of Fayetteville, AR passed away February 6, 2024 in Fayetteville. He was born November 8, 1941 in Fayetteville.

He was preceded in death by his parents Ralph and Ernie Dockery; brother Floyd Allen Dockery and his wife Daisy; niece Teresa Graham; brother-in-law Rob Blakeslee; and sister-in-law Darlene Taylor.

Johnny worked for SWEPCO for 34 years. He was a member of Center Street Church of Christ. During Johnny’s free time, he enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years Barbara Dockery; two children, Daran Johnson and his wife Kim of West Fork, and Chon Marsters and her husband Paul of Mountainburg; 4 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; his sister Patsy Blakeslee of Decatur; and numerous other family members.

Visitation will be held on Friday, February 9, 2024 at 9:00 AM with funeral services following at 10:00 AM at Beard’s Funeral Chapel.

Interment will follow in Drakes Creek Cemetery in Wesley.






13 Condolences

  1. Candy Nelson

    He was a sweet man, always happy and friendly whenever I saw him. I knew of Barbara’s diagnosis, but hadn’t heard he was sick until just a couple of weeks ago. I’m so sorry.

  2. Chuck Ziehr

    We are so sorry to hear this. May God Bless you all. So sorry Patsy🥹
    Charles & Judy Ziehr

  3. David Hamm

    So sorry to hear of his passing. He was a strong man and very smart. My condolences to the family

  4. Mary Cooper King

    Patsy, so sorry to hear of Johnny’s death.
    Mary and Gary King

    • Jeannie Mhoon

      What a great friend him and Barbara were. He will be missed.

  5. Janet Reed

    So sorry to hear of Johnny’s passing. May you rest in peace. Prayers of comfort to the family

  6. Elizabeth Floyd, Rodney Dockery’s mother - in-law.

    Bless the family as they grieve.
    Elizabeth Floyd

  7. Mylinda Allen

    I am heartbroken to hear of Uncle Johnny’s passing. Although it’s been many years since I’ve last seen him, I will always remember his funny yet kind heart. My prayers go out to all of the family during this time especially for Aunt Barb.

  8. Janice Dockery Glover-Horton

    To all of the family and friends close to Johnny:

    I am very sorry for your loss.

    Johnny is one of my favorite cousins. I have been very grateful to have been able to spend a lot more time with him during the past few years. Like you, I will miss him greatly.

    Particularly to his grandchildren and
    He loves you so!!!
    Thankfully, you have the opportunity to carry on your wonderful grandfather’s legacy:
    He was a hard worker throughout his life, who provided financial and all other kinds of security for his family. He was a man of great faith who loved God, and tried to walk the Christian path. He attended weekly worship and volunteered at Gospel Tracts International (a mission work throughout the world), each week – until fairly recently, when he became too ill to do so.
    He was a man who valued:
    1. Integrity 2. the honoring of one’s Family Name through words and deeds (for the sake of his descendants; … you), as well as 3. All of his Relationships.

    He was a kind man, with an enormous caring & compassionate heart.

    He spoke of you often, and loved you dearly; … always wanting you to be successful and happy – in a career and in all of your Earthly relationships; but, especially, in a relationship with God – so that you could be with Him, and
    He and Barbara, for Eternity. He’s just on the other side of life … waiting for all who will live in such a way, that we can be reunited when our life here is over.

    He would be very proud of you for adopting and carrying forward his
    work ethic, values, and faith; … that you might have the happiest life possible – which he so greatly desired for each of you❣️

  9. Pam Whiteside

    I’m so sorry for your loss. So many precious memories of growing up with Johnny and Barb. Much love and prayers .

  10. Larry and Dixie Dalrymple

    We’re sorry for your loss. I worked with John for many years and it was always a pleasure.

  11. Mr. Peter Thomas Reagan

    My sincerest condolences to Johnnys Family.


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