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In Memory of

William Rogers Rock

July 15, 1925 - October 9, 2010

Obituary


William Rogers Rock passed away peacefully on a warm, sunny day. October 9, 2010. He was 85 years young. Bill was a loving husband to his wife, Betty Jean (Bee Jay) for 55 years and he will be missed by her beyond words. He leaves his children, Steve, Barbara and Wayne to reflect on his love, generosity and humor.

Bill grew up in Kilmarnock, VA, the son of Eloise and William Cox. He was an Eagle Scout and proudly served his country during WorId War II as a medic's mate in the US Navy...

William Rogers Rock passed away peacefully on a warm, sunny day. October 9, 2010. He was 85 years young. Bill was a loving husband to his wife, Betty Jean (Bee Jay) for 55 years and he will be missed by her beyond words. He leaves his children, Steve, Barbara and Wayne to reflect on his love, generosity and humor.

Bill grew up in Kilmarnock, VA, the son of Eloise and William Cox. He was an Eagle Scout and proudly served his country during WorId War II as a medic's mate in the US Navy in the Pacific. After the war, he graduated from the University of Richmond in 1951. He was a Phi Kappa Alpha brother there and worked tirelessly in planning and organizing the fraternity's national Centennial celebration in Richmond in 1968. It was a huge success.

Bill retired from Virginia Power in 1989. He worked in the MIS department, where he was operating computers when they were the size of entire floors at their downtown headquarters on Franklin St. His final project was networking all of their computers to the Richmond headquarters. Bill also relished in writing "VEPCO" on the checks to pay his own electric bill long after he retired.

He has been a member of Willow Oaks Country Club since the 1960's. Bill was also an avid supporter of U of R. He loved golf, fishing, travelling and The Price Is Right.

Bill leaves behind many friends and family who loved him and will smile when they think about the way
he touched their lives, especially the "Carolina Trace" group

A memorial service will be held at Woody's Parham Rd on Wednesday October 13th at 1 PM. Visitation from 11 AM to 1 PM
The family would like to thank the entire staff of Westport for the care Bill received in his final days. He was as feisty going out as he was coming in, but our gratitude cannot be expressed in words.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the UR Spider Club