York County and Poquoson Obituaries

Charles John "Chuck” Bocklet Jr.
Bocklet imageCharles John "Chuck” Bocklet Jr., 78, a native of Cincinnati, OH, and Poquoson resident the past 39 years, passed away Sunday, October 9, 2016. He retired in 1999 as a Regional Sales Manager for Devoe Marine Coatings after 33 years of service, where he received many awards for outstanding sales achievements. Chuck was a 1962 graduate of the University of Maryland with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration. He was a member of the Williamsburg Golf Club; a former President of the Hickory Hills Country Club; a member of the Warwick Moose Lodge; and enjoyed coaching Little League baseball in Poquoson. Chuck was preceded in death by his parents, Charles & Dorothy Bocklet; grandparents, William & Margaret Weber; and sister, Charlene Dickert. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Grace "Betsy” Bocklet; four sons, Cary Bocklet & wife Carey of Charleston, SC, Tom Bocklet & wife LeeAnn of Richmond, VA, Charley Bocklet & wife Megan of Poquoson, and Keith Bocklet & husband Lawrence of New York, NY; and nine grandchildren, all Bocklets, Michael & wife Parker, Chris, Kara, Zach, Marisa, Ashley, Cary, Nicholas, and Dagny. A Celebration of Chuck’s life will be held Saturday, October 15, 12:00 Noon, at First United Church of Christ, 1017 Todds Lane, Hampton, led by Pastor Lisa Gaul. To honor Chuck you are welcome to wear your favorite golf shirt. At other times the family will be at the home. A private burial will take place in Harborton, VA at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, or American Heart Association, or the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation. Online condolences to claytorollins.com . Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, Poquoson, is in charge of arrangements. "Chuck was a man who couldn't waste time sitting still and lived every minute. Always a devoted dad, he loved to coach his boys. He was the kind of coach we all want our children to have. He loved to spend time with his sons and grandchildren and wanted to teach them everything he knew. Chuck will be remembered for so much; his pranks and jokes, his beautiful yard he so loved to care for, his love for golf and entertaining. As much as anything else, he will certainly be remembered for dancing with the love of his life, Betsy.”
Joey Alan Church
Joey Alan Church, passed away in sleep on the night of October 8, 2016, at the age of 53 in Newport News, after long battle with cancer. He was living in Hampton, VA at the time, were he was born and raised by his parents Boyd and Nannie Church. He was the loving brother of 4 siblings Luther, Teresa, Wayne, and Boyd Church. He was an astounding father, of two beautiful children Leighanna and Ian Church. He was a hard-headed man with a remarkably big heart. Who worked hard for everything he had. He is greatly missed and will always be remembered for the extraordinary man he was by friends and family. May he rest in paradise. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 pm on Sunday, Oct. 16th, in the chapel of Amory Funeral Home, Grafton.
Gregory Scott Frazier
Frazier imageGregory Scott Frazier, 30, a native and lifetime resident of Poquoson, passed away at the Massey Cancer Center, with his family by his side, Sunday, October 16, 2016, after a long and courageous battle with lymphoma. Greg was a graduate of Poquoson High School Class of 2004, James Madison University Class of 2008, and also completed his Master’s in Business Administration. He worked for Defense Contractor Booz Allen Corp. up until his death. Greg is survived by his wife, Molly Rybovich Frazier; parents, Scott and Donna Frazier; brother, Matthew "Peanut” Frazier; grandmother, Mary Timmons; and, extended family and friends. A visitation for friends will be held Thursday, October 20, from 5:30PM to 7:30PM, immediately followed by a Celebration of Frazier’s life, all at Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, Poquoson. Online condolences to claytorrollins.com . "The family thanks all for "Fighting with Frazier”, especially Dr. Scott Kruger and his staff at Virginia Oncology.”
Trey O’Brien Stevenson
Stevenson imageTrey O’Brien Stevenson, 23, passed away Monday, October 10, 2016. He was employed as a Certified HVAC Technician with Virginia Ventilation Systems. Trey is survived by his mother Tawnya Powers and her boyfriend Kenneth Hayes, Jr.; father Beynard E. Stevenson, Jr.; step-mother Sharina Rice; aunt Lynn and Gene; sister Crysta Moats and brother Cody Stevenson and Megan Agee. He is also survived by his girlfriend Josephine Huck; grandparents Ruth and Beynard Stevenson, Sr.; Marcia and Maitland Allred; cousins, Andrew and Jessica Black, Mahlon Smart; nephews Colten Stevenson, Keegan Allred and Connor Black; uncle Robert Stevenson, uncle Todd and Lindsay Allred; and many more family and friends. He will be missed and loved by all. He is now in heaven with his great- grandparents and step-brother Jonathan Powers. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, October 15, 2016, in the chapel of Amory Funeral Home, Grafton. The family will receive friends following the service.
Dorothy Ann Phillips
Phillips imageDorothy Ann Phillips, 90, died October 10, 2016 in Newport News, Virginia. She was born in November 1925 in Knoxville, Tennessee. She was a graduate of Old Knoxville High School, a loving wife and mother, an active member of her church and community, a talented artist and a compassionate person who faced life with joy and spirit. It was unbelievable the love, confidence and affection she carried for others. She was a dancer and lover of life with a gift of hospitality and love of people. She was a member of Fountain City Methodist Church for 59 years, a member of the women’s Methodist circle and a faithful visitor of many shut-ins. She worked Contact Ministry for many years, helping others as they faced difficulties in their lives. She worked throughout her life. In her later years, she welcomed new members to the community as a Welcome Wagon representative for 10 years. She was a successful sales person for Knoxville Free Press and an enthusiastic employee of AAA Knoxville. In her last years of life she lived with her daughter in Virginia and then moved close by to an assisted living. She made many new friends while keeping her family and friends in Knoxville a close part of her life. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Oscar Phillips, Jr.; her parents and her two sisters. She is survived by two daughters, Sherry Phillips (Paul Tine’), Louise Bass (late husband Jeff Bass); and son, Randy Phillips (Claire Phillips); as well as seven grandchildren; and dear niece, Jackie Edmonds. A celebration of life will take place at Fountain City Methodist Church in Knoxville, Tennessee in December 2016. A notice will be placed in the Knoxville News Sentinel closer to the date. Memorial donations may be made to Fountain City Methodist Church, 212 Hotel Road, Knoxville, TN 37918.
Elizabeth "Edie” Doyle Ross
Ross imageElizabeth "Edie” Doyle Ross, 74, passed away on Saturday, 15 October 2016. Edie was a native of Norfolk, Va., and a former resident of Richmond, Va. before moving to Yorktown, Va. in 1973. She graduated from Marymount High School in 1959 and attended Marymount College. She retired as a local real estate agent and was a member of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church. Edie is survived by her daughters, Suzanne Doyle Brickner (Aaron) of Norfolk, Va., and Kathryn Elizabeth Wendell (John, III) of Newport News, Va.; a son, Paul Bryant Melvin, Jr. of Richmond, Va.; 2 sisters, Nancy Smithdeal (William) of Fredericksburg, Va.; Rebecca McKee (James) of Harrisonburg, Va., and a brother, Edward Collins Doyle, Jr. (Anne) of Richmond, Va.; 6 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. A viewing will be held at 10:00 am and the funeral Mass will follow at 11:00 am on Wednesday, 19 October 2016, at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church with Father Charles Brickner.
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