Our loving dad, proud grandpa, caring brother, and awesome friend, Nick LaRocco, Jr., entered into eternal life with God his Heavenly Father just before midnight on Wednesday, January 8, 2020. There he was reunited with his true love and wife of 47 years, Elizabeth Ann Treadway LaRocco, who preceded him in death in 2014.
Born on May 23, 1948, in Oak Hill, WV, he was a precious son of the late Nick and Mary Pearl Gill LaRocco. A 1967 graduate of Collins High School in Oak Hill, Nick was employed as a master machinist for 42 years.
He was also preceded by father-in-law, Claris Treadway, and brother-in-law, Mickey Adkins.
Nick was an incredible inspiration to his two children, Michell and Michael. He was adored by his three grandchildren, Noah, Camden, and Natalie Craddock. His best days were spent with his family gathering along the New River at Thurmond, hanging out with his buddies at Clay's Smokehouse shooting pool, and cheering on his grandkids at all of their basketball and baseball games. He loved every moment he spent with his three grandbabies.
He was so fun to be around and will always be treasured by all who knew him. He valued family most and will be greatly missed by them all: son-in-law, Ardie Craddock; sisters, Josephine Butcher, and husband, Dave and Marlene A. Adkins; brother, James "Bo" LaRocco and wife, Pat; mother-in-law, Aileen Treadway; sister-in-law Sheila Toney and husband, Ham; brother-in-law, Gary and wife, Wanda and special friend and companion, Lynda Jenson; and his many nieces, nephews, and friends.
A celebration of Nick's life will be held on Sunday, January 12, 2020, at the Dun Glen Picnic Shelter at Thurmond from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Graveside rites and committal service will follow at 3:30 pm at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens in Oak Hill with Father Soosai Arokiadass and Pastor Jim Elmore officiating
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Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, WV