John G. “Jack” Rocker

Published 4:27 pm Tuesday, April 17, 2018

John G. “Jack” Rocker, 76, of Elizabethton, passed away Monday, April 16, 2018, at his residence.
A native of Syracuse, N.Y., he was a son of the late Floyd and Helen Harkola Rocker. He had lived in Carter County for a number of years.
Jack served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam Era. He was retired from Quality Assurance Tech. He was a member of the following: Masons, Elizabethton Moose Lodge, The VFW, American Legion and the Disabled American Veterans. He was a member of Slagle United Methodist Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Ann Duperault Rocker, who died February 3, 2005, and a brother, Ronnie Rocker.
Survivors include his children, Denise Reneau and husband Robert, Kirkville, N.Y., John Rocker Jr., and Richard Rocker and wife Kelly, all of Camillus, N.Y., and Michael Rocker, Elizabethton; one brother, Richard Rocker of Florida; and three grandchildren, Richard Butler, Virginia Reneau and Ashley Rocker.
Funeral services for John G. “Jack” Rocker will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 19, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Lu Crandall and the Rev. Mike Berry officiating. Music will be provided by Jackie Kelley, pianist. The graveside service and interment will be at 10:45 a.m. Friday, April 20, in the Mountain Home National Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the cemetery at 10:35 a.m. Friday, will be Robert Reneau, Richard Rocker, Michael Rocker, Tony Bowers, Jerry Bowers and Max Kelly. Honorary pallbearers are Danny Smith, Roy Brown, Kenneth Kelly Sr. and Kenneth Kelly Jr. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. A Masonic Service will be conducted by Watauga Masonic Lodge following the funeral service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in memory of Jack to the Cancer Society, 871 N. Weisgarber Road, Knoxville, TN 37909 or the Alzheimer’s Foundation, 202 Meadowview Parkway, Suite 100, Kingsport, TN 37660. Military Honors will be provided by the Carter County Honor Guard. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 10:35 a.m. Friday. Condolences may be sent to the family at our website,
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Rocker family.

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