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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