Tifton Gazette


January 10, 2013

Vernon Donald Stoecker

BLUE RIDGE — Vernon Donald  Stoecker, 70, of Blue Ridge, died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013 at  his home. The Funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church, Copperhill, Tenn. Burial will be at Crestlawn Cemetery, Copperhill, Tenn. Visitation will held from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. today at the Finch-Cochran Funeral Home, Hwy 5 (Blue Ridge Dr.) McCaysville.

Mr. Stoecker was born July 12, 1942 in Richmond, Mich. to Raymond Stoecker and Luella Schwark Stoecker. He was a member of St Catherine of Laboure Catholic Church. He attended Ferris State College in Big Rapids, Mich. He enjoyed a career as automotive Parts Production Control Manager and Purchasing Manager retiring from Dixie Numeric's Forrest Park in 2004. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Rosita Stoecker.

Vernon is survived by his wife, Fran Stoecker; daughters and sons-in-laws, Susan and Bobby Rowe of Monroe; Joi Stoecker and Allen Hwang of Brentwood, Tenn.;  a son, Rudy Stoecker of Lilburn,; five grandchildren, Cody, Deanna and Matt Rowe and Andrew and Ella Hwang; and a sister, Judy Coyle of Milford Mich.

In lieu of flowers donations may be  made to United Hospice of Blue Ridge.

Arrangements entrusted to the Finch-Cochran Funeral Home of McCaysville. You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.

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