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Darel Rock

June 12, 1944 — November 6, 2019

Darel William Rock, 75, of Big Prairie, passed peacefully at his home on Wednesday, November 6, 2019.

Friends may call Monday from 2 to 3 p.m. at Roberts Funeral Home-Sherwood Chapel, Wooster.  Services will follow at 3 pm at the funeral home with Pastor Joel Mason officiating.  Burial will be at Sherwood Memorial Gardens, Wooster where military rites will be held.   Online tributes may be made at www.RobertsFuneralHome.com.

Darel was born June 12, 1944 in Shreve to Forest and Kathryn {Landis} Rock.

He served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict and Vietnam War.  He was assigned to the first Battalion 28th infantry, 1st infantry division.

He married Marilyn Christopher on June 6, 1965.  She survives.

Darel retired from Rexroth. He spent most of his life striving to make people happy with sharing jokes and dressing as Santa at his drive-through Christmas light display in Nashville, Ohio. He found happiness helping people and enjoying his dogs and coin collection.

Darel will be deeply missed by his wife; children Susan (Chad) Gamertsfelder of Millersburg, Dr. Tamara Scott of Hebron, Karen Starner and Forest Rock both of Big Prairie; grandchildren Michael (Mallory) Snyder, Drew (Amy) Starner, Steven Jenkins, Shawn (Jill) Johnson, Cory Jenkins, Amber (fiancé Patrick) Johnson, Darel (Becky) Starner, Austin Scott, and Colista Gamersfelder; and 7 great-grandchildren; brothers James (Marilyn) Rock of Millersburg, and Howard Rock of Zanesville; sister Carol Rock Taylor of Charlotte, NC.

Darel was preceded in death by a grandson Seth Starner, his parents, and brothers Richard, Ray, and Clayton Rock.

Darel was a loving devoted husband, brother, father grandfather and great grandfather.

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Monday, November 11, 2019

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7067 Cleveland Rd, Wooster, OH 44691

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