Larry R. Rockey was born in Des Moines on April 22, 1932, and passed away November 24, 2019, at Ramsey Village, at the age of 87.
Larry served in the United States Marine Corps until his honorable discharge. He was a member of VFW Post 9662 and First Federated Church in Des Moines.
Larry was a dedicated family man who had a great sense of humor. He enjoyed farming, working in his yard, trying new restaurants, and playing cards. Larry was also an avid fan of the Iowa Hawkeyes and Drake Women’s Basketball.
Larry is survived by his son, Michael (Madaline) Rockey; 6 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother, Cecilia, and his wife, Victoria.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, December 2, 2019, at Hamilton’s near Highland Memory Gardens, 121 NW 60th Avenue in Des Moines with burial to follow at Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery. The family will receive visitors Sunday afternoon at the funeral home from 2-4 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Alzheimer’s Association in loving memory of Larry.
Online condolences may be expressed at: www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com
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