He was born November 16, 1927 in Vickery, OH to the late Charles L. and Olive G. (Wood) Pocock.
He served in the US Army from 1950 until 1952 and was a member of the VFW Post 2743 and American Legion Post 41 in Norwalk.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and was a volunteer for many years at Fisher-Titus Medical Center.
He is survived by his loving wife, Corrine (Brewer) to whom he married October 10, 1953; children, Gail Gates, Gary (Jill) Opper, Glen (Tam) Opper and Gregg (Janice) Opper; grandchildren, Chris (Leslie), Heather, Eric (Stacey), Sandi (Clint) Darrell (Lauren), Shelby, Max, Carson and Hannah; great-grandchildren, Amelia, Grant, Emily, Abbi, Kaci, Alexis, Canyon and Rylie; siblings, Rosemary (The late Harold) Allen and Polly (Richard) Nemitz; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, great-granddaughter, Star Lynn; siblings, Faye McFadden, Nelson Opper, Chester Opper, Dale Opper, Lewis Pocock and James Pocock.
Friends may call on Sunday, November 18, 2018 from 2:00 – 6:00 P.M. at the Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main Street, Norwalk. A funeral service will be held Monday at 10:00 A.M. in the funeral home with Rev. Brian Oglesbee officiating. Entombment will follow at Meadow Green Memorial Park, Huron.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the First United Methodist Church.