CHESAPEAKE, Ohio — Ricky Charles Rockel, 53, of Chesapeake, Ohio, formerly of Dingess, passed away Saturday, February 23, 2013, in St. Mary’s Medical Center at Huntington.
Born September 15, 1959, in Dayton, Ohio, he was a son of the late Sherman and Mavis “Jane” Shrewsbury Rockel. Also preceding him in death was a brother, Scotty Rockel; a grandson, Tre Wilson, and a nephew, D.J. McCloud.
Rick was a former member of Christ Temple Church. He was a former electrical foreman for L.E. Myers Electrical Contractors. Rick was a devoted husband, father, and WVU Mountaineer fan. He loved fishing, watching football, and spending time with his family. Rick will always be remembered for his big heart and generosity to so many people.
Survivors include his wife of 24 years, Debbie Muncy Rockel; two daughters, Brandy (Denny) Lambert of Dingess and Carrie (Dustin) Rockel of Chesapeake; a son, Paul Rockel of Chesapeake; five grandchildren, Seth Wilson, Hali Wilson, Trent Wilson, Gabriel Chapman and Reagan Wilson; four brothers, Bobby (Glenda Joyce) Rockel of Dayton, Larry (Debbie) Rockel and Mark (Peggy) Rockel, both of Dingess, and David (Connie) Rockel of Williamson; four sisters, Karen (Dennis) McCloud of Dingess, Robin (Larry) Charles of Logan, Tonya (Benny) Browning of Kermit, and Linda (Steve) Denny of Pleasant Garden, N.C.; his in-laws, Rick and Lisa Shirley, Tommy Muncy, and Linda and Jim Hutchinson; and a host of nieces, nephews, and special friends, including, James “Jimbo” Wellman.
Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 27, at Central Freewill Baptist Church, 6th Ave. and 5th Street, Huntington, with Brother Jerry Graham and Deacon Jason Smith officiating. Burial will be Wednesday at 3 p.m. in Mountain View Memory Gardens at Maher, and a celebration of life gathering will be held Wednesday at 5 p.m. at the Cornerstone Christian Center at Dingess.
Donations may be made to Central Freewill Baptist Church in his name.
Friends may visit 6-8 p.m. Tuesday and after 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Central Freewill Baptist Church.
Condolences may be left at www.chapmans-mortuary.com
Chapman’s Mortuary of Huntington is in charge of the arrangements.