Rockie Farrell Willhite, who resided in Charleston, Arkansas, passed away Tuesday, August 7, 2018, at his home.

He was born February 12, 1962, in Fort Smith, Arkansas, to the late Curtis Douglas Willhite and Billie Jo (Rice) Willhite. He was 56 years old.

 Rockie was a self-employed scubba diver. He served in the U.S. Navy, and he was a member of the Baptist Church.

Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, August 10, at Baxley Cemetery in Paris, under the direction of Brotherton Brothers Funeral Home in Paris. Officiating the service will be the Rev. Bill Van Meter.

He is survived by his daughter, Chelcie McClain and husband Charles of Charleston; two sisters, Christina Flanagan and husband Rob of Fort Smith and Robbie Harrison and husband Max of Paris; one brother, Larry Willhite and wife Mary Ann of Paris; two grandchildren, Livi and Raya McClain.

The family will visit with friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday night at the funeral home in Paris.

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