John Ray “Rocky” Rockhold Sr.

December 14, 2021

John Ray “Rocky” Rockhold Sr., 76, of Frankfort, passed away December 14th, 2021 in IU Arnett Hospital, Lafayette. He was born on May 18th, 1945 in Reedsville, OH., to Clark and Melva (Barber) Rockhold. Rocky was married to Daina L. Hess on November 20th, 1970, and she survives.

Rocky was a longtime member of The First Church of the Nazarene. He enjoyed history, especially American History, classic cars, guns, bluegrass music and tinkering around in his man cave. Above all, he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Rocky never met a stranger, and none of us will ever forget his laugh. He set an excellent example of what it means to be a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and friend for many generations to follow. Rocky graduated from Coventry High School in Akron, Oh. He served in the Marine Reserves, and was previously employed by The Goodyear Tire Company, Conrail (retired), Fabtech, Inc (co-owner), and Subaru of Indiana Automotive Inc. (retired).

Visitation and Services

A private family service will be held.

Survived by:

Spouse: Daina Rockhold of Frankfort; Son: John (Amy) Rockhold Jr. of Frankfort; Daughter: Holly (Ray) Bobbitt of Frankfort; Grandchildren: Cory, Alex (Jessica), Jenna, and Lily Rockhold and Eryka and Emma Pilion; Sister: Dianne (Donald) Hanson; Special Family Friends: Cole Woodruff and Jessica (Derrek) Bushman; Step-Grandchildren: Kasarah Bobbitt, Russell (Kendra) Bobbitt, and Dakota Bobbitt.

Preceded by:

Parents: Clark and Melva Rockhold; Sister: Linda Cogley; Brothers: Glen Rockhold and Jerry Rockhold and Granddaughter: Gabrielle Bobbitt.


Leave your Condolences

9 Condolences for “John Ray “Rocky” Rockhold Sr.”

  1. A.J. Altic December 18, 2021 at 4:28 pm

    He was a good person to have known and work with and for at Fabtech, always had a smile. Good boss easy going and a friend. He loved that olds ’88. Sorry for your passing. Prayers to all.

  2. Terri Beswick December 18, 2021 at 5:53 pm

    Daina, Johnny, and Holly, I am saddened to learn of the passing of Rocky. Ken and I have fond memories of Rocky and all of you from the years you babysat Greg and Kristy. You’ll never know how much I missed you all when we moved to the Columbus area. Our sincere condolences to you all and God bless.

  3. Angela Delk Hanrahan December 18, 2021 at 6:13 pm

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Dana, your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. Angie Rogers December 18, 2021 at 9:24 pm

    Holly, Dana and family, I have fond memories of Rocky. May the Lord comfort you during this time.

  5. Martha Roach December 19, 2021 at 5:25 pm

    So sorry, prayers for the family especially for Eryka and Emma.

  6. Bonita Houze December 20, 2021 at 3:29 pm

    Prayers for you and your family!
    Bonita and Mark Houze

  7. Lucy Clark December 22, 2021 at 12:10 am

    John and Family,

    I am sorry for your loss. It is especially difficult at this time of year. Your father was a very friendly man and would always stop and speak to everyone he saw.

  8. Teresa Kinsler December 22, 2021 at 5:35 am

    John, Amy and family, Dennis and I are so sorry for the passing of your mom and dad. We pray our Lord will give you strength during this very difficult time. Our prayers are with your family. The Kinslers

  9. David Wing December 22, 2021 at 7:56 pm

    To John & Holly & family,
    Please know you are in my thoughts & prayers for you at this very tender time in your lives.
    David Wing

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