James ‘Rock’ Sosebee, 75, Vassar: Dec. 10, 1941 – Aug. 26, 2017

VASSAR, Kan. – James “Rock” Sosebee, 75, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, at the VA Medical Center, Topeka, Kan. He was born on Dec. 10, 1941, in Beaufort, S.C., the son of James and Blanche Cobb Sosebee.

Rock grew up in South Carolina and had lived in North Carolina and Arizona before moving to Lake Pomona near Vassar in 1994. Rock served in the United States Marine Corps from 1959 to 1963. He worked most of his life in construction as a steel worker. He was a member of the Tar Heel Stompers Motorcycle Club and then the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club.

On Dec. 4, 2012, Rock married Carol Ward, in Quenemo, Kan., on their 25th anniversary.

Rock was preceded in death by his daughter, Kerensa Ward, on Aug. 11, 2009; parents, James and Blanche; sister, Dorothy Nagel; and brother-in-law, Ralph Ward.

Rock is survived by his wife, Carol, of the home; son, James (Cathy) Sosebee, of New York; two brothers, William “Spook” Sosebee, of South Carolina, and Michael (Debra) Sosebee, San Francisco, Calif.; two sisters-in-law, Linda Ward, of California, and Janet Ward, of North Carolina; three grandchildren, Alex, Justin and Jimmy; and many nieces and nephews.

Graveside memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, at the Oak Hill Cemetery, at Quenemo. The family and friends will gather following the services at the South Shore Club House, at Pomona Lake.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to the James Sosebee Memorial Fund, sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Avenue, Lyndon, KS. 66451. Online condolences may be left at feltnerfuneralhome.com.

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