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Emery A. Rothrock

Died: Monday, August 11, 2008
Emery A. (Rocky) Rothrock, 85, New Albany, died Monday, Aug. 11, 2008, at Riverbend Assisted Living in Jeffersonville.

Born Oct. 25, 1922, in Depauw, he was the son of the late Earl C. and Lola Thevenot Rothrock.

He joined the Army Air Corps and became a B-17 fighter pilot during World War II, was a former employee at the Goodyear Bag Plant in Charlestown, was a U.S. Postal Service letter carrier for New Albany and a National Business Agent for the National Association of Letter Carriers Union, and was a member of the New Albany Jaycees and St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Clarksville.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Elva Harmon, and a brother, Melvin Rothrock.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Margie L. Rothrock; two sons, Tom Rothrock of Hagerstown, Md., and Steve Rothrock of Lanesville; a daughter, Ann Whitworth of New Albany; two brothers, John Rothrock of Rockport and Sherman Rothrock of Corydon; a sister, Helen Sparks of Clarksville; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Visitation: Thursday, Aug. 14, from 1 to 8 p.m. at Generations Funeral Home in New Albany.

Funeral: Friday, Aug. 15, at 10 a.m. in the Paul F. Kraft Sr. Memorial Chapel at the funeral home followed by burial in SCI Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park in New Albany.

The family suggests memorial gifts to St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Clarksville.

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