John Stocker

John Stocker

John Carlin “Buz’ Stocker, 70, of Mesquite, passed away Saturday, June 7, 2014. He was born to the late John and Mabel Stocker on July 23, 1943 in Cleveland, Ohio.

Buz was a First Lieutenant of the 101st Airborne Division in the Army, serving in Vietnam.

He was also a sales manager for United Airlines in New York City, later doing the same for Alaska Airlines in San Francisco, Seattle and Juneau, Alaska. He later became sales manager for Universal Products in Salt Lake City.

John is survived by his sister, Betty (Bill) Hendren of Mesquite; nephews, Bret and Cecil and their families; his golf buddies; and the car he loved!

The family has requested donations in Buz’s memory be made to the American Cancer Society.


  1. julie lavictoire says:

    I,m so very sorry to hear about the passing of Buz.I live afew doors down from him and enjoyed our morning visits.Last I saw him, he was veryoptimistic about his health and this was veryupseting tto me.I wish you peace in the days and weeks to come.I wish there was something I could do to help you.

    Julie 7023452342

  2. Lenise Kilbourne says:

    Buzzy was a childhood friend. Our fathers worked together at GM Cleveland Diesel. I loved all his family. He would always tease me in good fun. He alway had a big smile on his face. I wish I could have known him as an adult. Best to his sister Betty and family.

    • Betty Lou Stocker Hendren says:

      Hi Lenise! I just looked at Buz’s obituary and was delighted to see your message. You mentioned my name, so I thought I would drop you a note to say “Hi”. Where are you and what have you been doing for the last 40 or 50 years…..?
      My husband Bill and I are retired and living in Mesquite, NV. We had a company in Salt Lake City which our son now runs.
      Buz has been gone for almost two years and I still think of him every single day. We used to argue, then laugh our heads off! He was my dearest friend in the world and I miss him terribly.
      Thanks for your message, and I would love to hear from you sometime.
      Love, Betty Lou

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