OBITUARY

Eric Eugene Rothrock

July 23, 1973November 9, 2014

Eric Eugene Rothrock, age 41 of West Salem, IL passed from this life to the next on Sunday, November 9, 2014 at Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO. Eric was born in Olney, IL on July 23, 1973 to Edward and Jean (Williams) Rothrock. Eric enjoyed running construction equipment, and was a Demolition Derby enthusiast. He was a welder by trade and worked for many large companies in that capacity. He was a believer in his Lord Jesus Christ. His faith was strong, and he endured a stroke, a round of cancer and another bout of cancer; which ultimately took his life. The final day of Eric’s earthly life, he was alert and shared with his parents, brother, and a host of loving friends about his love for his Savior. He was preceded in death by his grandparents: Jonas and Edna Rothrock and Grant and Anna Mae Williams, and his aunt JoAnn Goodwin. He is survived by his parents, Edward and Jean Rothrock, a brother, Craig (and wife Tammy) Rothrock , a very special niece and nephew; Katie and Caden Rothrock, whom he loved very much, all of West Salem, and several aunts, uncles, cousins and a multitude of friends. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 10AM at the First Christian Church of West Salem, IL. Burial will follow at Walnut Grove Cemetery, Parkersburg, IL. Visitation will be held at the church on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 from 6PM to 8PM. The family requests that memorials be directed to the Funeral Dinner Fund of the First Christian Church of West Salem, with envelopes provided at the church.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, November 12, 2014
  • Celebration of Life Service Thursday, November 13, 2014

Memories

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Lisha Thomson Pettyjohn

November 13, 2014

Ed and Jean, I am so sorry for your loss. My heart is breaking for you during this difficult time. Please know that you will be in my prayers.

Shawna Thomson Burkhart

November 13, 2014

My heart is heavy to hear this news. My thoughts and prayers are with your whole family. I have wonderful childhood memories with the Rothrocks.

RON AND Cinda Perkins

November 12, 2014

Ed and Jean, we are so sorry for your loss. There is no greater grief than the loss of a child. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time

Garry Kelley, Rig 18

November 12, 2014

So sorry for your loss. Thinking and praying for you and your family on this day and for the days ahead.

Ruth Esders

November 12, 2014

Ed & Jean, I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers being sent asking God to wrap his arms around you and give you peace and comfort.

Melissa Chapman

November 11, 2014

Ed, Jean, Craig and Angie, I am deeply sorry for your loss. May time heal your heavy hearts. Your in my thoughts and prayers.

amanda harris

November 11, 2014

U will be missed kidrock we all love ya and miss ya lots rest in peace

November 11, 2014

Ed, Jean and Craig, So very sorry. Love and prayers for you guys.

Mike and Sherry

November 11, 2014

So sorry for your loss. I am so glad he confessed his love for Christ! You have my deepest sympathy and prayers continue for you and yours during this time. Denise (Weisenberger) Morris, Bayler

Lynn Yates

November 11, 2014

Jean and Ed, I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers still coming your way. Hugs

FROM THE FAMILY