Wednesday, September 16, 2015
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
The Troustman (now known as East Bay Pizza)

This is not a formal service, however you come talk about the big one that got away…

Life Story / Obituary


Rock Wilson

So how do I sum up a well-lived life in a few meaningful sentences?

On July 16th, Rock Wilson died at home in Traverse City. He was born in northwestern Ohio to Kenneth and Ardith Wilson. He was the oldest of their three sons.

Rock moved to Traverse City in the late 70’s after a brief visit to the area. The call of the beautiful outdoors was more than he could resist. An ardent outdoorsman, Rock was always prepared to fish, explore and/or photograph whatever he found interesting.

Rock married Jacquie Honea on a beautiful autumn morning in September of 2002 overlooking North Bar Lake in Glen Arbor. They met at The Troutsman, a local fly-fishing goods retailer, where he taught her how to tie flies. Rock taught many of us how to tie flies, cast a good line, read the bugs on the river and wade a little deeper. An accomplished sport shooter, he shot a straight 25 with his buddies at the Elk Rapids Sportsmen Club in January of 2007. He was the All-City Dart Champion several times. Rock was a fierce competitor in all of his endeavors and I hear that he was always gracious, whether winning or losing.

Rock’s sudden departure has left a gaping hole in our lives. He was very bright, kind, loving, loyal, fearless…and happy. For over 20 years he was recognized for his work as a Certified Hypnotherapist, Master EFT practitioner and Reiki Master. He would use one or all modalities to help his clients achieve whatever level of peace and happiness that they chose.

Rock is survived by his wife, Jacquie and his 3 Sheltie girls, Rory, Reese and Lulu; his mother, Ardith; brother, Lonny (Becky) and niece Kimberley. Preceding him in death was his father, Kenneth, and brother, Rusty.

Rock has been cremated according to his wishes. Friends and family will gather on Wednesday, September 16th from 6-8 pm at The Troutsman (now known as East Bay Pizza) to talk about the big one that got away…

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Please visit Rock's webpage at www.lifestorytc.com to sign the guest book, and share a message with his family.