January 24, 1938 ~ November 23, 2021
Edgar Francis Rockwell, 83, of Holden Missouri, died Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at the Kansas City Hospice House in Kansas City, Missouri.
He was born on Monday January 24, 1938 in Callao, Missouri. He was the son of the late James Edgar Rockwell and the late Mildred Francis Rockwell (Ford).
Ed attended and graduated from high school in Raytown, Missouri. He married Judith Johnson on February 25, 1956 and had three children from that marriage.
Ed was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle and friend to many. He was a noted general contractor who built many residential and commercial buildings in the Kansas City, Independence, Greenwood, and Lee’s Summit areas. Ed was a devoted Christian and was a charter member and deacon of his church. He was a founder and helped establish the First Baptist Church on South Padre Island, Texas in the early 1980s.
He is survived by his wife Judy of the house; a daughter, Debbie (Steve) Briscoe of Holden; two sons, Eddie (Penni) Rockwell of Oak Grove, MO, Scott Rockwell of Holden; five granddaughters, Sara (Andy) Lohe from Holden, Martha (Jake) Bennett from Holden, Brittany Rockwell from Norton, KS, Morgan Rockwell from Parker, CO, Alexandra Rockwell from Oak Grove; a grandson, Zack (Megan) Rockwell of Latour, MO; two great-grandchildren, Bailey (Eric) Thomason of Holden, Emma Lohe of Holden; three great-grandchildren, Jacob Bennett of Holden; Owen Hopkins of Norton, KS; Easton Rockwell of Latour, MO; Brother and sister-in-law, Steve and Karen Arbuckle of Peculiar, MO; along with many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held in Callao, MO at a later date.
Instead of flowers, memorials can be attached to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
The funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Campbell-Cast Funeral Home, a Stewart Family Company.