Dick was born on July 30, 1932 in Elmira, NY, son of the late Carl and Doris (Learson) Rockwell. He was a 1950 Troy High School graduate and was the catcher on the varsity baseball team. Dick was a U.S. Army veteran and retiree, achieving the rank of Chief Warrant Officer. He served his country in Korea and Viet Nam, and also held posts all over the U.S. He retired from the Army in 1982 and came back to Bradford County where he clerked for John Imp and Wayne Wrisley at their businesses, and was an Auto Body Instructor at the Northern Tier Career Center. Dick was a 50 year member of the West Burlington United Methodist Church, and was also a member of the NRA, American Legion, and was a Gold Circle member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He enjoyed Fishing and hunting, was an avid baseball and football fan, and enjoyed traveling.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and his two brothers Gerald and Donald.
The funeral was held in Dick's honor on Monday, December 12 at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc. Troy, with Pastor Chris Nauta officiating.
Burial was in Bradford County Memorial Park with military honors given by the Troy Veteran’s Honor Squad.
Memorial contributions may be made to the West Burlington United Methodist Church c/o Audrey Schumbacher 13780 Rte. 6 Troy, PA 16947. Send Condolences at: www.VickeryFH.com