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James F. Sockwell

April 20, 1925 ~ August 28, 2020 (age 95)

Obituary

James Franklin Sockwell, of Washington, DC, passed away after a brief illness. He was born in Winston-Salem, NC, to Richard and Martha Miles Sockwell. He worked in the Navy Dept. in Washington, DC before entering the Army in 1943. He served during World War II in the Pacific on Guam and Tinian Island.

After leaving the Army in 1946, he met his wife of 62 years, Katherine Wiggins Sockwell. Together, they founded and operated Humpty-Dumpty Nursery School until 2010. James Sockwell had an inquisitive mind and was an avid reader. He loved music, astronomy and football.

He was predeceased by his wife, Katherine, and four sisters, Cora Jones, Lessie Sockwell, Esther Lyons and Berthenia Wise. He was also predeceased by his two brothers, Oliver Sockwell and Luther Sockwell. He is survived by his sons, Carlton E. Sockwell of Newton, NH and Kevin A. Sockwell of Silver Spring, MD, and numerous nieces and nephews.

James Sockwell will be remembered throughout the community for his wit, jokes, conversations, generosity and his warm personality.

 

 

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
September 17, 2020

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ
5301 North Capitol Street N.E.
Washington, DC 20011

Funeral Service
Thursday
September 17, 2020

11:00 AM
Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ
5301 North Capitol Street N.E.
Washington, DC 20011

Interment following funeral service
Thursday
September 17, 2020

Glenwood Cemetery
2219 Lincoln Road NE
Washington, DC 20002

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