John W. “Bill” Rothrock
Member WHS Class of 1946
June 18, 2012
John William “Bill” Rothrock, 84, of Winslow passed away at his home on Monday, June 18, 2012 after a long illness. He was born on Sept 25, 1927 to Hubert and Mae (Bilderback) Rothrock.
He was a lifelong resident of Pike County. He was a graduate of Winslow High School, Class of 1946. He was a retired coal miner and served in the U.S. Army Air Force from 1946 to 1948.
Bill organized an antique machinery show each fall during the Winslow Town Festival since 2007, and was an active collector and restorer of antique engines, tractors and cars.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret (Couts) Rothrock of Winslow; four sons, John Jr. and Mark, both of Danville, IN, Brent of Winslow and James of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; three grandchildren; a brother, Tony Rothrock of Winslow; and sisters, Betty Evans of Evansville, Olive Clark of Traverse, FL, Laura Friedman of Oakland City and Nola Gartin of Petersburg.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, and one sister.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. (CDT) on Saturday, June 23, 2012 at the Corn-Colvin Funeral Home in Oakland City, with Rev. Keith Jenkins officiating. Burial will follow at Williams Cemetery in Pike County.
Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. (CDT) on Friday, June 22, 2012 at Corn-Colvin Funeral Home. Petersburg VFW Post #3587 will conduct military graveside services.
Memorial contributions in Bill Rothrock’s name may be made to the Mitt Romney for President Campaign. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed online at www.corncolvinfuneralhome.com.