BEAVER DAM — Gazi Bela Bokkon, 94, of Beaver Dam, passed away Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born Jan. 6, 1926, in Logan County, W.Va., to the late Joseph and Mary Vance Bokkon. Mr. Bokkon was a veteran of World War II, serving with the SeaBee division of the Navy in the South Pacific. He also earned a medal for expert marksmanship. Mr. Bokkon was a retired coal miner and federal mine inspector and a member of UMWA.
Aside from his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Evelyn McNeil Bokkon; and four siblings, Joseph Bokkon, Gylas Bokkon, Mary Piskoti and Helen Worthington.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory, four children, Susan (Michael) Boggs, of Nicholasville, Ky., Gazi Robert (Sheila) Bokkon, of Mooresville, N.C., Kathryn (Jack) Sterlin, of Beaver Dam, and Robert Michael (Mary Ann) Bokkon, of Bowling Green; seven grandchildren, Bridgit Boggs, Kate (Ryan) Boggs-Rasch, Rachel Boggs, Sophia Sterlin (Jay Pennington) and Dorian Bokkon, six great-grandchildre,; one great-great-grandchild on the way; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. William L. Danks Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Mr. Bokkon.
Online condolences may be left for the family of Gazi Bela Bokkon by visiting his memorial tribute at www.danksfuneralhome.com.