Percy "Sam" Rochester, age 75 of Athens, Alabama passed away March 4, 2020 in Huntsville , Alabama . He was born to Dellas D. and Euphie A. (Overcash ) Rochester on June 17, 1944 and raised in Statesville , North Carolina to Dellas D. and Euphie A. (Overcash ) Rochester .
Mr. Rochester joined the US Army in 1961 and retired as a Vietnam Veteran from Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, AL in 1981.
He enjoyed Golfing, watching Nascar and Auburn Football and spending time with his family.
Mr. Rochester was preceded in death by his father, Dellas D. Rochester, his mother, Euphie A. Overcash, his sisters, Katherine Plendl and Laura Jane Johnson.
He is survived by his ex-wife, Annick Bredeville; daughters, Carol (Brian) Anderson, Tina Rochester, and Stephanie (Matthew) Cross; his grandsons, Jonathon (Caitlyn) Anderson, Sam Anderson, Blake Anderson, Jake Cross, and Aaron Cross; his granddaughters, Kaitlyn Turner, Abbey Bacon, and Ashley Edgil; his great-grandson Louis Anderson; great-granddaughter, Arya Cross; and many nieces and nephews.
Inurnment will take place at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of cards and flowers, donations may be made to the VietNam Veterans of America.
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