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Dudley P. "Rocky" Roquemore entered eternal rest on April 24, 2014 at the age of 59.
He was born January 18, 1955 in Washington, D.C. Rocky grew up in Hawaii, where he placed third in state freestyle swimming. When the family moved to Ft. Hood, he learned to bowl so well that he consistently made over 200 points per game.
After graduating from high school in Virginia, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served in the Vietnam War. He planned to live in Florida upon discharge, but never left San Antonio after stopping to visit his parents.
While he was a Facilities Coordinator with Ray-Ban, Rocky became known for his love of Halloween. Friends often were unable to recognize him as Edward Scissorhands, Powder, Beetlejuice or the Party-on Dude from Wayne's World.
Rocky went on to join Aviat as a Facilities Supervisor in April of 2000. Restoring classic cars as a hobby, he was most proud of his '68 El Camino. He later donated it to the Aransas Co. Sheriff's Dept. and they raffled it to secure their Crimestoppers program, raising more than seven thousand dollars.
From 2002-2006, Rocky and Lee were Rodeo Calf Scramble volunteers. From 2007 until this year, they supported their beloved Spurs as members of the World Famous Baseline Bums. Rocky was looking forward to having his wish come true: to see the Spurs win their fifth trophy.
Loved by all who knew him, he was a gifted man with many skills and talents. He was a selfless gentleman who never raised his voice unless it was at a Spurs game. Rocky was often seen 'playing his leg' like a guitar, a dance move which was adopted by the Spurs' Coyote and Silver Dancers.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Col. Frank and Phyllis Roquemore and brother, Dale.
Rocky is survived by his wife, Lee; daughter, Heather and her husband, James Berna; granddaughter, Bridget; two sisters; a brother; niece, nephews, cousins, and many close friends.
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Published in Express-News from May 4 to May 7, 2014