Stanley Richard Rockett, age 73, of Douglas, GA passed away on Sunday June 10, 2018 at Coffee Regional Medical Center following an extended illness. Mr. Rockett was born on January 16, 1945 in Fort Wayne, Indiana the son of Irmgard Koch Rockett and the late Richard Milton Rockett.
Mr. Rockett was a graduate of Vidalia High School, North Georgia College and Georgia Southern University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Business. He was a member and Vice President of the Sigma Delta Epsilon Business fraternity. Mr. Rockett opened his State Farm Agency in Douglas in 1968. As an agent he earned the many honors during his fifty years of service to State Farm and the community of Douglas, Georgia. He was proud to be a State Farm Agent. He was a member of Douglas First Baptist Church, the Douglas Kiwanis Club for over fifty years and served as President of the local club and as Kiwanis International President. He was recipient of the prestigious Billy Willingham Award and instrumental in forming and co-sponsoring the Mary Hayes Center for Special Needs Children in Coffee County. Mr. Rockett served on the Coffee County Board of Education eight years, on the Douglas Industrial Authority. He was a member and served as president of the Douglas Chamber of Commerce and was outstanding civic leader and respected by all who knew him.
Survivors include his wife, Susan B. Rockett of Douglas, GA; son, Timothy Richard Rockett of Douglas, GA; daughter, Christina Rockett Butler and husband John of Dublin, GA; grandchildren, Clayton Rockett, Grayson Rockett, Mark Butler, Ben Butler and Emily Butler; mother, Irmgard Koch Rockett of Douglas, GA;
Funeral services will be held on Thursday June 14, 2018 at 11am at First Baptist Church with Rev. Shep Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Douglas City Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at Sims Funeral Home.
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Sims Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.