Joseph Howard Rock
June 18, 1927 – March 16, 2022
Joseph Howard Rock, 94, of Goochland passed away Wednesday March 16, 2022. A marine who served in China in WWII. Joseph was an avid reader, aviator, inventor, philanthropist, and writer who enjoyed open-wheel racing, traveling and all things involving engineering and science.
A beloved husband and father, he was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth, and oldest son, Steve. He is survived by his son Clint, and grandchildren Alex, Clint, and Amy Rock, plus nieces and nephews.
He will be interred by his family and friends at a later date.
Clint and family, I am sorry for your loss.
What a wonderful life your father led.
My condolences to you and your family.
I am sorry to hear of Howard’s passing. Since 1991 he and I shared a love of looking down from above at all that God has created as we flew our Ultralight Aircrafts around central Virginia. We traveled together and sometimes if he was already in FL just met up in Lakeland, FL at the SunNFun Fly-In to enjoy looking at other aviation enthusiasts planes and to talk about flying. I will remember him as a man who knew what he liked and had time to talk about it.
A teacher, mentor and friend, and good at all three.