Earl Rock II
PALMYRA — Earl A. Rock II, age 56 of Palmyra, passed away Monday, November 3, 2014, as the result of an automobile accident.
He was born February 14, 1958, in Flint, Michigan to Dorothy Johnston and Earl A. Rock, Sr.
Earl was a true patriot having served in the United States Marine Corps for three years, and retiring from the Michigan Army National Guard in 2001 with 22 years of service.
On July 9, 2011, Earl married Denise Gray at their home, and she survives.
Earl worked for General Motors Company at the Power Train Plant in Toledo. During his 30 year career he also worked at the Fisher Body Plant in Tecumseh and Delphi in Adrian. He was a charter member of the Randy P. Hill Amvets Post #1957 and an active member of the UAW. A few of his many hobbies included sublimation printing, making stained glass, camping, fishing and playing golf. He and Denise loved hosting friends and family at bonfires where his s’mores were always a hit. He was lovingly known at “Poppie” to his pride and joy, his grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, Denise, he is survived by his parents, Dorothy (Duane Rogers) Rock of Kingman, AZ and Earl (Tara) Rock Sr. of Manitou Beach; children; Tiffney (Jeffrey) Miner of Palmyra; Amber Service of Hudson; Stacie (Philip) Burgette of Concord; and Cody Rock of Ann Arbor; six grandchildren; Wesley, Hailey, and Merideth Miner, Ethan Service, Gideon Norden and Logan Burgette; his extended military family; siblings: Roy Rock of Kingman, Ariz.; Sandi Conrad-Pauley of Grand Blanc; Jack (Pam) Conrad of Mt. Morris; Freddie Sizemore of Jacksonville, NC; Chandra Bachman of Manitou Beach and Peach (David) Morin of Erie; and his mother –in-law, Beverly Gray of Blissfield.
He was preceded in death by brothers, Richard Stout and Donny Conrad.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 8, 2014, at Wagley Funeral Home, Tagsold Chapel in Blissfield with Rev. Lori Sallows officiating. Burial followed at Wolfinger Cemetery. Military honors were conducted by the Randy P. Hill Amvets Post #1957 and the VFW Annis Fint Post #1584. Visitation took place at the funeral home on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Contributions in memory of Earl may be made to his family or the Randy P. Hill AmVets Post #1957. Online condolences and memories are welcomed at www.WagleyFuneralHome.com.
Earl Rock II