Saturday, November 28, 2009

Kenneth Rockwell Obituary

ROCKWELL, Kenneth E. - Age 85, of Swartz Creek, died Sunday, December 17, 2006 at Avalon Hospice. Funeral services will be held 11 AM Wednesday, December 20, 2006 at Bristol United Methodist Church, G-5285 Van Slyke Road, Flint with Rev. Dr. Olaf Lidums officiating. Entombment will follow in Crestwood Cemetery, Grand Blanc. Visitation will be held at Sharp Funeral Homes, Miller Road Chapel, 8138 Miller Road, Swartz Creek from 6-8 PM Monday and 1-4 and 6-8 PM Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Bristol United Methodist Church or Avalon Hospice. Kenneth was born March 15, 1921 in Scottville, the son of Sharon and Edna (Metzger) Rockwell. He graduated from Grand Blanc High School in 1940. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a Tech 5 in Field Artillery. He was married to Joyce E. Bentley on September 21, 1946 in Flint. He retired from A.C. Spark Plug in 1980 after 39 years of service. Kenneth was an active member and treasurer of Bristol United Methodist Church, a member of Industrial Executive's Club, Model Airplane Club of Swartz Creek, and Past President of the Flats Condo Campground in Sanford. He is survived by his wife, Joyce; daughter Reushan K. and husband Charles Russian of Sanford; grandchildren, C. Donovan and wife, Tanya Russian of Flushing and Dacia and husband, Joseph Albaugh of Spring Lake; great-grandson, C. Brendon Russian; 3 sisters, Thelma and husband Robert Kinsey of Davison, Mildred and husband, Richard Harris of Flint, Josephine Davis of Flint; brother, Howard and wife, Ella Rockwell of Mt. Morris; sister-in-law, Phyllis Bentley of Swartz Creek; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. Friends may send condolences or post tributes at

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