TOPEKA – In accordance with Executive Order 10-12, Governor Sam Brownback ordered flags in Kansas to be flown at half-staff from sun-up until sun-down on Tuesday, August 29th, in honor of former Lt. Governor Thomas Docking, who passed away last Thursday.
Docking, 63, served as Lieutenant Governor from 1983 to 1987 with Governor John Carlin. He was the son of former Kansas Governor Robert Docking, who served from 1967 to 1975, and the grandson of former Kansas Governor George Docking, who served from 1957 to 1961.
“On behalf of myself and Mary, together with Lt. Governor Jeff Colyer and his wife Ruth, we extend our deepest condolences to the Docking family,” Governor Brownback said. “Thomas Docking served the citizens of our state with great dedication, just as his father and grandfather before him.”
Former Lt. Gov. Docking is survived by his wife Jill, his son Brian, daughter in law Emily, and their children Charlotte and Jane, as well as his daughter Margery and brother Bill.
“We hope they take solace in the fact that he lived his life as a fine example of a great Kansan,” said Lt. Gov. Colyer.
A service in honor of Docking’s life will take place at 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 29, at Botanica Gardens, 701 Amidon St., Wichita, Kan.
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