Funeral services, flags lowered for Thomas Docking

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – Funeral services for former Lt. Governor Thomas Docking, who passed away on August 24, took place Tuesday morning.

Docking’s services were held at the Botanica Gardens in Wichita.

On Tuesday, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback ordered flags throughout Kansas be flown at half-staff in honor of Docking.

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.”






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