Robert “Bob” E. Rodocker, 90, of Greenfield, passed away on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at Hancock Regional Hospital. He was born on September 27, 1926, in Greene County, Ind., as the son of Allen T. and Golda (Slauter) Rodocker.
He graduated from Worthington High School in 1945. Mr. Rodocker received his Bachelors Degree from Canterbury College and his Masters in Education from Indiana University. He served in the Navy during World War II. Bob married Erma E. (Summers) on March 6, 1946, in Bloomington, Ind.
He was a long-time educator for the Greenfield school systems and a principal at Charlottesville Elementary. Bob served as a Hancock County Assessor during the 1960’s. He served three terms with the Greenfield City Council in the 1950’s and late 1970’s. He was also a member of Bradley United Methodist Church. He enjoyed woodworking, camping, sports and was an avid IU fan. He most of all loved spending time with his family and friends.
Bob is survived by his son, Jeff (Kerry) Rodocker of Greenfield; daughter, Judy (Joseph Miller) Rodocker of Raleigh, NC; four grandchildren, Eric, Sheri, Andrew and Amy; and six great-grandchildren, Kelsey, Emma, Isabel, Abigail, Ada and Matilda.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Allen and Golda Rodocker; wife, Erma Rodocker; five brothers; and one sister.
Visitation will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 12, at Erlewein Mortuary & Crematory, 1484 W. US Hwy. 40, Greenfield, IN 46140. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 13, at the mortuary. Reverend David Scifres and Pastor John Davis will be officiating. Burial will follow at Park Cemetery in Greenfield with military rites presented by the Greenfield Veterans Honor Guard.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made by mail to the Hancock Regional Hospital Foundation, Attn: Hospice, 801 N. State St, Greenfield, IN 46140 or Hancock County Community Foundation, Bradley UMC Endowment Fund, 312 E. Main St, Greenfield, IN 46140. Envelopes will be available at the mortuary.
Friends may share a memory or a condolence at erleweinmortuary.com.