I graduated from West High School in 1981, and we were indeed privileged to have Mr. Hoks as our principal. I learned some valuable lessons from him. I am sorry for the loss you are suffering from his passing. He will be remembered by many.
I graduated from AHS West in 82. LOVED seeing Mr Hoks in the hall everyday. He was a good man, kind soul. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
I am so sorry for the loss of your Husband, Father and Grandfather!!
I am sooooo going to miss Mr. Hoks...My favorite Principal and a great great role model for me and many other former West students. Mr. Hoks was a wonderful, kind-hearted man who has touched many lives throughout his lifetime. I feel very fortunate that he was in my life!! I am so glad I was able to see him last Fall and met his incredible wife, Elinor!! Mr. Hoks will truly be missed.
In Deepest Sympathy,
Amy Hocking Phillips
Class of 1986
I am very sorry to hear of the passing of Emmett Hoks.
Mr. Hoks retired before I graduated and we were asked at that time to share our favorite memory of him. I honestly couldn't think of just one. From the beginning of the day through announcements, to seeing him in the hallways during passing time, to having him come to countless sporting events, it seemed like he was always there. Mr. Hoks was a great role model and a quality human being. Please know that he will be missed by many of his former students.
Class of 1987
It was an honor to have cared for Em in his final months.
He was a funny and loving man whom I enjoyed visiting very much! Your family has been in my thoughts, please know you are in my prayers.
Dear Hoks' Family,
As one of Mr. Hoks former students, I am saddened to learn of his passing. He contributed a great deal to so many of us. May his blessed memory always surround your hearts.