POQUOSON – Charles John “Chuck” Bocklet Jr., 78, a native of Cincinnati, OH, and Poquoson resident the past 39 years, passed away Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016.
He retired in 1999 as a Regional Sales Manager for Devoe Marine Coatings after 33 years of service, where he received many awards for outstanding sales achievements. Chuck was a 1962 graduate of the University of Maryland with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration. He was a member of the Williamsburg Golf Club; a former President of the Hickory Hills Country Club; a member of the Warwick Moose Lodge; and enjoyed coaching Little League baseball in Poquoson.
Chuck was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Dorothy Bocklet; grandparents, William and Margaret Weber; and sister, Charlene Dickert. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Grace “Betsy” Bocklet; four sons, Cary Bocklet and wife, Carey of Charleston, SC, Tom Bocklet and wife, LeeAnn of Richmond, VA, Charley Bocklet and wife, Megan of Poquoson, and Keith Bocklet and husband, Lawrence of New York, NY; and nine grandchildren, all Bocklets, Michael and wife Parker, Chris, Kara, Zach, Marisa, Ashley, Cary, Nicholas, and Dagny.
A Celebration of Chuck’s life will be held Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 at 12 p.m. at First United Church of Christ, 1017 Todds Lane, Hampton, led by Pastor Lisa Gaul. To honor Chuck you are welcome to wear your favorite golf shirt. At other times the family will be at the home. A private burial will take place in Harborton, VA at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, or American Heart Association, or the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation. Online condolences to claytorollins.com. Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, Poquoson, is in charge of arrangements. “Chuck was a man who couldn’t waste time sitting still and lived every minute. Always a devoted dad, he loved to coach his boys. He was the kind of coach we all want our children to have. He loved to spend time with his sons and grandchildren and wanted to teach them everything he knew. Chuck will be remembered for so much; his pranks and jokes, his beautiful yard he so loved to care for, his love for golf and entertaining. As much as anything else, he will certainly be remembered for dancing with the love of his life, Betsy.”