Robert "Rock" Rothrock, 98, Orange

 

Last updated 5/3/2024 at 1pm

Robert “Rock” Rothrock, 98, of Orange, Texas, passed away on May 1, 2024, at Stonewood Senior Living.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, May 5, 2024, at First United Methodist Church Slade Chapel in Orange. Officiating will be Reverend Lani Rousseau.

A private family burial will be held prior to the service with military honors provided by Southeast Texas Veterans Service Group.

Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m., prior to the service, Sunday, May 5, 2024, at First United Methodist Church Slade Chapel in Orange.

Born in Fort Worth, Texas, on November 13, 1925, he was the son of George Rothrock and Pearl (Vandeusen) Rothrock. Robert proudly served his country in the United States Navy during WWII and dedicated his life to his career and community. He retired from Mobil Oil Refinery as a Maintenance Supervisor after many loyal years.

Described as always offering a helping hand, Robert's personality endeared him to many. His hobbies included going on drives through town, engaging in local politics, and attending community meetings. Beyond his professional life, Robert found joy in giving back to the community through mission work.

One of his proudest accomplishments was the mission work he did with his wife Alice in Dulac, Louisiana for over 10 years after Hurricanes Andrew, Katrina, and Rita with the United Methodist Committee on Relief. Robert was also a part of the Orange Christian Services, where he made a meaningful impact on those around him. Robert will be deeply missed but his legacy of service and compassion will continue to inspire all those who were fortunate enough to know him.

He is preceded in death by his parents, George and Pearl Rothrock; his second wife of 30 years, Alice Rothrock; first wife of 41 years, Jean Rothrock; daughter, Barbara Vincent; son, Charlie Rothrock; granddaughter, Laura Allred; and siblings, George Rothrock, Morris Rothrock, John Rothrock, Nate Rothrock, and Beatrice Evans.

He is survived by his daughters, Debra Stagner and husband, Hershel, Betty Bourgeois and husband, Lynn, and Linda Allred and husband, Bruce; son, Jerry Mathis and wife, Debbie; grandchildren, Sheila Davis and husband, Jerry, Kim Dugas, Laurie Faz and husband, Roger, Jason Bourgeois and wife, Leshell, Daniel Bourgeois and wife, Mandy, Joel Bourgeois, Clay Bourgeois and wife Aubrey, Jeremy Mathis and wife, Shelby, Jacob Mathis and wife, Shell, Ryan Allred and wife Crystal, Stephanie Allred, Marlon Rothrock and wife Lisa, and John Thomas Rothrock; eighteen great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and numerous other loving family members and friends.

Robert’s family would like to extend a special thank you to John Toney and the staff of Stonewood Senior Living as well as Hospice Care Team for their exceptional care and compassion during his last years.

They will forever be grateful to them for treating Robert as if he were their own.

 

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