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John William (Johnnie) Van Roekel Sr

Zoon van Jan van Roekel en Willemina van Deelen, geboren 20-2-1926 USA NC Goldsboro, overleden 8-3-2020 en begraven USA NC Snow Hill Cemetery

Trouwt 7-10-1938 Earlene Culbreth, geboren 11-11-1926, overleden 22-6-1995

Trouwt 15-6-1950 Mavis Johnson

Kinderen van John William en Mavis:

  1. John William (Van) Van Roekel III, geboren 19-12-1951 USA NC Goldsboro
  2. Bob Stock Van Roekel, geboren 8-10-1956 USA NC Goldsboro
  3. Michael Stock, geboren 18-11-1969 USA NC Goldsboro
    trouwt 11-11-1998 Krystal NN


JHHR Book, pagina 102:
The fourth child of Jan and Willemina van Roekel, John William was born in Goldsboro, NC. He married Earlene Culbreth on 09-11-1943. John William, whose nickname is Johnnie, also attended the First Pentecostal Church of Goldsboro with his parents. He has served as a Sunday school teacher for more than 20 years. He has been very active in a civic organization, The Shriners, rising to the highest office in the state, Grand Potentate of NC. Johnnie donated portions of Janís and Willeminaís homestead for the construction of a local meeting place for the Shriners near the family home in Dudley. The Shriners have 19 hospitals for crippled children and 3 hospitals for children who are burn victims. Johnnie has continued the family characteristic of making a difference in the lives of others, as did his mom and dad. He has a great reputation and continues the management of the Van Roekel Florist in Goldsboro, NC. Johnnie remarried to Mavis Johnson. The Van Roekel Florist has flourished in part because of her determined and unwavering hard work and dedication.
Below a picture of John William and a picture of his first wife Earlene Culbreth:
JHHR Book, pagina 47:
Hieronder de eerste echtgenote van John William, Earlene Culbreth, ze staat voor de bloemenwinkel van haar schoonvader Jan van Roekel:

John William neemt de bloemenzaak van zijn vader over en verplaatst deze naar de hoek tussen Slocum- en Ashestreet, hieronder een recente foto:

Johnnie is the second oldest member of The Pentecostal Holiness Church, formerly the Oak Steet Pentecostal Holiness Church, where his parents, Jan and Wilhelmina attended. He has taught Sunday School for about 20 years. He has been active in the civic organization called Shriners for more than 35 years. The Shriners has 19 hospitals for cripple children and 3 hospitals for burned children. He rose to the highest position, Potentate, in the Shriners of NC. He presently is a member of the Bethel Methodist Church in La Grange, N.C. and was selected as Man of the Year in 1999. He and Mavis are owners of Van Roekel Florist which was initially operated by Jan and Wilhelmina.
Bob lives in NC Fayetteville, is a supervisor with ALE
Michael lives in Holly Springs, works with PeopleClick.Com in NC Raleigh
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Obituary of Johnnie
Johnnie Van Roekel, 94, passed away Sunday, March 8, 2020 at Willow Creek Nursing and Rehab. Born in Wayne County on February 20, 1926, he was the son of the late John Van Roekel and Wilhelmina Van Dallen Van Roekel.

Johnnie was the owner and operator of Van Roekel Florist in Goldsboro. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and a Sudan Shriner where he served as Potentate in 1989. Johnnie was a faithful member of Bethel United Methodist Church, La Grange.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, March 10, 2020 from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home followed by a service to celebrate his life at 7:00 p.m. in the chapel with Pastor Ken Davenport officiating. Interment will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in the Snow Hill Cemetery.

Johnnie is survived by his wife of 45 years, Mavis Johnson Van Roekel; sons, Michael Stocks and wife Krystal and Bob Stocks and wife Lana; daughter-in-law, Beverly Van Roekel; grandsons, Graham Van Roekel, Jon Eric Van Roekel, Tayten Stocks, Cullen Stocks, R.J. Stocks, and Allen Stocks.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Johnnie W. Van Roekel, III and his brothers and sister.

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