Joseph Clifford “Smokey” Mock

Joseph Clifford Mock, “Smokey”, 59, of Port Isabel, passed away on January 7, 2014 of complications from H1N1 Swine Flu.  Smokey was born August 17, 1954, to Victor and Mary Mock.
He is survived by his wife, Ellen Bennett Mock of Los Fresnos; sister Rhodie Rawls and her husband Don of Waxahachie, TX; brother Sammy Mock and wife Cynthia of Port Isabel; brother Skipper Mock and Karen Watt of Laguna Vista; father and mother in-law Luke and Doris Bennett of Port Isabel, step-daughter Amanda Aicher and husband Joe of Denver, CO; Moriah Aicher and Rene Stetar of Lakewood, CO; step grandchildren Carl Schultz, Raelind Aicher and Dominique Wilson, and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his father Victor Mock in 1972 and mother Mary Mock Dennis in 2012.
Smokey graduated from Port Isabel High School in 1972 and attended UTPA in Edinburgh, studying marine biology.  He returned to Port Isabel and began shrimping with the first love of his life, his shrimp boat named Katherine, and continued shrimping until his recent death.
A memorial service is scheduled at Island Baptist Church on Friday, January 10, 4:00 PM, with Pastor Bill Waddell, officiating.

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    • Maggie Zuniga on January 10, 2014 at 7:06 pm
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    My sympathies to the Mock family. Smokey was a very caring
    and wonderful person. Rest in peace Smokey Joe.

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