1939 - 2009 OTIS Christopher L. Rocke, 70, died Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009, at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, Fla.
He was born Aug. 21, 1939, in Chester, son of the late Christopher C. and Marguerite Murray Rocke. He served with the Navy. Mr. Rocke was the owner of the Otis Service Center and Red's Home Supply in Otis before retiring to Florida.
He leaves his wife of 52 years, Georgianna Locke Rocke of Inverness, Fla.; one daughter, Debbie Rocke of Winchester; three sons, Christopher C. Rocke and Dennis Rocke, both of Inverness, Fla., and Donald "Beeb" Rocke of Otis; five grandchildren and five great-gandchildren. He also leaves his brothers and sisters, Marguerite "Peggy" Weis of Louisville, Ky., Daniel Rocke of Daytona Beach, Fla., Robert Rocke and Kevin Rocke, both of Otis, Jacqueline Rocke Cole of Texas.
He was predeceased by Michael Rocke and Darlene Rocke Hughes.
MEMORIAL NOTICE: In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Humane Society of Inverness, P.O. Box 0805, Inverness, FL 34450 or Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34465.