Richard “Dick” Ray Rockey, 84, of Defiance, passed away on May 24, 2014 at the Ohio Veterans Home in Sandusky.
He was born on January 7, 1930 to Edgar and Helene (Eastman) Rockey in Continental, OH. He attended school at Continental High School graduating with the class of 1948. Dick worked as a Engineer for SK Tool. On November 10, 1956 he married Betty Murphy. Dick and Betty lived in Defiance, Ohio. Dick worked at SK Tools which became Dresser. After retirement in the late 80’s he helped maintain the grounds at the Auglaize Country Club, and also worked at Cooper Hatchery. Dick loved golfing, gardening and playing poker. He was a US Army veteran, serving in the Korean War.
Richard “Dick” is survived by his daughter, Laurie Grennay of Defiance, OH, son Scott Rockey of Cincinnati, OH; siblings, Phyllis Lloyd of Continental, OH, Marvin (Jo) Rockey of San Antonio, TX, Randall Rockey of Silver Springs, NM; Grandkids, Alex (Kristen) Grennay of Slippery Rock, PA, Gabrielle Grennay, Chase Grennay, McKenna Grennay, & Kassidey Grennay all of Defiance, OH, Samantha Rockey & Matthew Rockey both of Cincinnati, OH, and great-grandson, Keegan Hoffman.
He was preceded in death by father, Edgar Ray Rockey, mother, Helene Rockey, wife, Betty Joan Rockey, siblings, Delbert Rockey, Carol Shirey, Virginia Cooper, and Royal Rockey in infancy.
Visitation will be held Saturday, May 31, 2014 10:00 am – 12:00 pm at Schaffer Funeral Home, Inc., Defiance, Ohio. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, May 31, 2014, 12:00 pm at Schaffer Funeral Home with Rev. Ray Long Jr, officiating. Burial will take place in the Riverside Cemetery Veterans Section.
Memorials are suggested to the to Alzheimer’s Association. Online condolences can be given at www.Schafferfh.com.
Charitable donations may be made in Richard “Dick”‘s memory to the following organization:
311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472
Tel: 617 868 6718