BARNESVILLE - Walter E. Rockwell, 85, of Barnesville, Ohio, passed away Monday, January 28, 2019 at Emerald Pointe Nursing and Rehab.

He was born June 15, 1933 in Barnesville, Ohio to the late Glenn R. and Elizabeth E. Rockwell. He spent his life driving trucks, retiring from Roadway in 1996.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 20 years, Martha Rockwell on October 15, 2016: daughter Jill Rockwell; and brother Louis F. Rockwell.

"Walter is survived by his 4 sons, Jay (Toni) Rockwell of Barnesville, Dennis (Johanna) Rockwell of Barnesville, Andrew Rockwell of Canton, Ohio and Matthew Rockwell of Ravenna, Ohio; his 3 daughters, Terry Carpenter of Barnesville, Diane St. John of Nashville, Tennessee and Jennifer (John) Rockwell Daugherty of Jackson Township, Ohio; several grand and great-grandchildren; a brother; Robert (Loisanne) Rockwell; 3 sisters; Luanna Gamble, Susan (Gary) Price and Rebecca (Mark) Lystig; and nieces, nephews and cousins."

Walter donated his body to The Ohio State University, College of Medicine.

A memorial service will be held 11:00 AM, March 2, 2019 at Stillwater Friends Meeting House, Sandy Ridge Road, Barnesville, Ohio.