DALZELL - Nicholas "Nick" Dale Rocheleau, age 49, beloved husband of Christie Sturkey Rocheleau, died on Friday, Oct. 16, 2020.
Born on Jan. 13, 1971, in Berlin, Germany, he was the son of Ken Rocheleau and the late Bernice Henson Rocheleau. Nick was a loving and devoted husband and father and will be dearly missed by all. His true love in life was spending time with his family.
Nick served his country in the U.S. Air Force and retired after 24 years of service. While on active duty, he was a flight line supervisor and instructor. Following his retirement, he went on to work as a government contractor at Shaw Air Force Base. Nick was a computer wizard and was always helping his coworkers when it came to technology. He was a member of a veterans' motorcycle group from Shaw Air Force Base. The family attends Alice Drive Baptist Church.
In addition to his wife, Christie, of Dalzell, and father, Ken, of Charlevoix, Michigan, surviving are one daughter, Abigail Rocheleau of Dalzell; one sister, Sarah Rocheleau and husband, Derek Woodgate, of Charlevoix, Michigan; one niece, Lily Woodgate of Charlevoix, Michigan; father-in-law, Marion Sturkey of Plum Branch; mother-in-law, Agnes Sturkey of Wilmington, North Carolina; one uncle, Alec Roy Henson and his wife, Ann, of England; one aunt, Josephine Parry and her husband, Colin, of England; and two cousins, Clare Houghton and Kate Halfpenny, both of England.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday at noon at the Alice Drive Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Clay Smith officiating. The interment with full military honors will be held in the Ft. Jackson National Cemetery at 2 p.m.
The family will receive friends on Thursday from 11 a.m. to noon, one hour prior to the service, at Alice Drive Baptist Church and other times at the home from 1 to 5 p.m.
The family requests that those in attendance of the services please practice social distancing and wear a mask.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 200 Center Pointe Circle, Suite 100, Columbia, SC 29210.
You may go to www.bullockfuneralhome.com and sign the family's guest book.
The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home for the arrangements.
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