Johnny Ray Hocutt, Jr.

Johnny Ray Hocutt, Jr.

Johnny Ray Hocutt, Jr.
January 22, 1980 – March 5, 2021

Johnny Ray Hocutt, Jr, 41, died Friday. He was born in Wake County. He loved his family & fishing of any kind. He was preceded in death by his mother, Dee Young Hocutt Wilson, paternal grandfather, Leland W. Hocutt, maternal grandmother, Linda Long Young, maternal grandfather, Hugh Lee Young.

He is survived by his children, Makayla, Raelyn, Kiersten, father, Johnny Ray Hocutt, Sr., step-mother, Sharon O’Neal Hocutt, siblings, Joshua Thomas, Jason Lee, Anna Martin, brother-in-law Donald (Trey) Martin III, paternal grandmother, Magdalena (Margaret) Hocutt & much loved aunts, uncles, nieces, nephew & cousins.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of choice.

Memorial service 7 pm, Monday, Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory Chapel, 211 W. Third St. Wendell. Visitation 6-7 pm, prior to the service. MASKS REQUIRED. Available later at


  • Eric Ledbetter Posted March 7, 2021 11:21 pm

    Brother John. You where a Man amongst Men, Fighting a battle inside that some will never understand. God Bless you on your Journey my brother with Love Eric

  • Stephanie Bailey Lewis Posted March 8, 2021 12:25 am

    John was a loving father and friend. His children will miss him tremendously. Although his life was short, he made a huge impact on those around him. John worked hard as a sponsor to help others in need and to bring them closer to the Lord. He loved the Lord and I’m confident he is home with his mama, granddaddy Hugh, and Papa Short. See ya on the other side one day! You will be missed…. Stephanie and our two children Makayla and Raelyn <3

  • Al and Audrey McSwain Posted March 8, 2021 9:41 am

    Hocutt Family, we are so sorry for your loss. Praying that peace and comfort surround you all.

  • Wanda Rust Posted March 8, 2021 1:16 pm

    Sharon/Johnny – I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Many prayers for strength for the coming days and for his precious children. God bless.

  • Jerry R Sprague Posted March 8, 2021 7:35 pm

    Johnny and Sharon, I’m so sorry to hear about John and just now found out about service. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Connie ONeal Posted March 8, 2021 10:22 pm

    Sharon, Johnny and all your sweet family, I’m so deeply sorry for your loss. God wrap you in His loving arms in the days to come. Praying for you all. Love you ❤

  • Direen Posted March 9, 2021 12:03 am

    What a great service for you Johnny , I wi

  • Tammy Pearce Augsburger Posted March 9, 2021 4:41 am

    Hocutt Family
    Condolences to each of you at this sad time. Prayers for peace and comfort.

  • Doreen Posted March 9, 2021 7:57 am

    My condolences to the family and friends , I meet Johnny a few years ago in a new walk of life. . I will always remember him. As he leaves this earth I know he is in a better place He spoke of his loving family and friends he loved his Children very much, hold tight to the memories forever . Hope to see Johnny in the other side when my time comes.

  • William G Creech Posted March 9, 2021 9:21 am

    Johnny I am deeply saddened by the news of your sons passing. I pray GOD will give you the strength to get through this. He will be there when it’s your time all in GOD’S time.

  • Pat Young Godwin Posted March 9, 2021 11:56 am

    To each of the family, I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers will be with you in the coming days. Love, Pat Young Godwin (Dick and Louetta’s daughter)

  • Kathy Anderson Posted March 10, 2021 12:53 pm

    We are so sorry to hear of John’s passing. He meant a lot to me, Danny and our little company. He was like family. We missed him when he went out on his own but we were happy for him. He was an exceptionally good man. Condolences to the family and friends, especially his daughters.

  • Mike Anderson (Brother of Dan Anderson) Posted March 10, 2021 8:56 pm

    John Jr my heart is hurting as I only knew you a short time. You impressed me with your kindness, your take charge attitude and your desire to do whats right. My heart goes out to your family and loved ones…you will be missed by many including myself and my brother Dan…..Gods speed my friend…..🙏🙏

  • Brian Stanley Posted March 11, 2021 10:43 pm

    Brother John you are going to be missed bro. We had some good times back in the day and I had the honor of working with you but most of all I was proud of you for changing your life around and stepped up to be a better dad. Love you my friend my brother I’m going to miss you

  • Raelyn Hocutt Posted September 8, 2021 12:06 am

    Not a day goes by without me thinking about this man. He was courageous, strong, brave, hardworking, kind and so much more. He was my best friend, but not only that. He was my Dad some may say his clone. Although he wasn’t always in my life I love him dearly and I’m so blessed to have been able to grow a relationship with him. He will always be my hero and I look up to him to be able to be as strong and brave as him. I miss him everyday and I will never forget all the precious memories we made as a family or together. He will always be in my heart and part of me that will never die. I love you so much Dad I can’t wait to see you one day <3

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