George Lee Rochelle, Sr., age 79, resident of Oakland, Tennessee, former resident of Memphis and husband of Ann Rochelle, departed this life Friday morning, February 12, 2021 at his residence after a brave battle with cancer.
George was born December 20, 1941 in Memphis Tennessee, the son of the late William Wiley Rochelle and Sarah Symonds Rochelle. He attended Southwestern College at Memphis (now Rhodes College) and was married June 14, 1996 to the former Ann Rowland. George enjoyed cooking, drinking scotch and smoking good cigars.
Mr. Rochelle is survived by his wife, Ann Rochelle of Oakland, TN; two daughters, Kelly Wilkin (Ben) of Tuscaloosa, AL and Katie Fields (Cody) of Little Rock, AR; three sons, Chris Rochelle of Keystone, FL, Mason Grashot (Ellen) of Little Rock, AR and Tony Grashot (Jessica) of Collierville, TN; his brother, Ron Rochelle (Mary) of East Lyme, CT; his sister-in-law, Karen Rochelle of Oakland, TN; six grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and his dogs, Max and Maggie.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, George L. Rochelle, Jr. and his brother, Dan Rochelle.
Mr. Rochelle will be cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date.
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