Jesse R. Rock, 73, of Mansfield, died Tuesday, October 27, 2009, at MedCentral Mansfield. Born January 16, 1936, in Mansfield, he was the son of William and Viola Searfos Rock. He was supervisor over maintenance at Richland Moulded Brick retiring after 45 years of service. Jesse was a member of the Ohio Air National Guard. He was a hard worker and could fix just about anything. Jesse was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing, making things by hand, cooking and even sewing. He was very talented and was loved by everyone that knew him.
Surviving are his wife of 33 years, Mary Bowyer Rock; five sons, Michael Charlene Rock of Mansfield, Steven Sue Rock of Bellville and Jeff Mary Rock of South Carolina, Tim Jennifer Rainey of Mansfield and Kenny Jessica Rainey of Lexington; two daughters, Shelly Rock and Tracy Barnard of Mansfield; 18 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren; a brother, William Jean Rock III; a sister, JoAnn Adams; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Bob Rock; and a sister, Sandra King.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, October 30, 2009, at the Diamond Street Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 98 S. Diamond St., Mansfield, conducted by Pastor Jeff Barnes. Burial will follow in Richland Church of Brethren Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to the services at the funeral home on Friday. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.