Floyce M. Rochell | February 26, 1929 – January 16, 2020 | OBITUARY

Floyce M. Rochell
February 26, 1929 – January 16, 2020

 

Floyce’s Obituary

CMSGT. Floyce M. Rochell, USAF (ret.) of Winter Haven, FL passed away Thursday, January 16, 2020. He was 90 years old. A native of West Point, TN, born on February 26, 1929 to William and Bertha Kelley Rochell, Floyce grew up in Tennessee and joined the U.S. Air Force in 1947. He was trained as a Teletype and Crypto Operator and advanced in his career to Communications Operations Superintendent. During his military career, he was stationed in Panama, California, Greenland, Guam, Washington, D.C. and Hawaii. Highlights of his career include working in the Pentagon and his participation in the inauguration of President Kennedy. He retired from the U.S. Air Force after 22 years of service with the rank of Chief Master Sergeant, the highest enlisted rank. Upon retiring, he moved to Ocoee, FL where he served as owner and operator of Whites Home & Auto for 25 years. He moved to Winter Haven, FL in 1997 where he worked for H & R Block and also served as a volunteer for AARP preparing income taxes. After retiring from his many careers, he served his family, especially his three granddaughters, providing daycare services for his youngest granddaughter, participating in school activities and providing chauffer services to all his girls. He taught all three girls to drive, purchased each one a car, and set aside money to finance their college education. Floyce served his country, his family and also served in his church in a variety of capacities for years.

Floyce is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Wanda L. Rochell, his daughter Pamela Smith and husband Scott; his brothers: Thomas, Edward, Gary and Kenneth; his sisters: Joy Snook, Myra Jones and Faye Risner. He also leaves behind his grandchildren: Kayla Bali and husband Suraj, Rebecca Gill and Bryanne Smith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers: Odell, Obren, Ray, and David; and two sisters, Judith Rochell and Lois Dodson.

Visitation will be Wednesday, January 22, 2020 from 9am to 10am at Ridge Community Church of God in Dundee, FL. Funeral services will follow at 10am. Interment with full military honors will be 2:30pm at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL.

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