Mesey, Jr., Roscoe "Rocky" Joseph

Date: Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Time: 2:00 to 4:00 PM

Visitation Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Date: Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Time: 4:00 PM

Service Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Private committal at a later date.

Memorials / Donations:
May be made to MO Veterans Home, St. James, MO


Roscoe Joseph Mesey, Jr., known to all as Rocky, of St. Clair, MO, departed this life in Washington, MO, on February 11, 2021, having reached the age of seventy-two years, four months and five days. Rocky was born in Richwoods, MO, on October 6, 1948, son of Roscoe Joseph Mesey and Mary Magdalene Mesey nee Cantrell. On January 9, 1970, he was united in marriage to Sheila Theresa Hare and two children came to bless this union.

Rocky is survived by his wife, Sheila Mesey of St. Clair, MO; by his son, David Mesey and companion, Malinda Scheible, of St. Clair; by his daughter, Ramona Holmlund and husband, Stefan, of Stockholm, Sweden; by one grandson, Elias Holmlund; by one brother, Barry Mesey of Catawissa, MO; by two sisters, Taffey Mesey of St. Clair and Kimberly Luzynski of St. Clair, and by other family and friends.

Rocky was preceded in death by his father, Roscoe J. Mesey, Sr.; by his mother, Mary Mesey Simpson; by his step-father, James E. Simpson; by five brothers, and by five sisters.

Rocky was a Christian, having been baptized at the age of thirty at Church of Christ in St. Clair and believing in the Lord as his Savior. He was proud to have served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War, entering on August 5, 1969 and receiving his honorable discharge on March 9, 1971, having attained the rank of PFC. During his working career, he was employed at Daimler-Chrysler Corporation in Fenton, MO as a shop steward, retiring after thirty-one years of service to the company. He was also a member and retiree of the United Auto Workers, Local 136 in Fenton, MO. Rocky was also a member of Elks Lodge 2561 in St. Clair, MO for thirty-five years, VFW Post 2482 in St. Clair and 4 Rivers USBC Hall of Fame. He enjoyed bowling, playing horseshoes, shooting pool, playing baseball and softball. He had a keen sense of humor and loved spending time on the river with family. He cherished the time spent with family and the many precious memories they created will live in their hearts forever.

A kind and loving husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, great-uncle and treasured friend, he will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved him.

Elk’s Services with full military honors, was held at 4:00 PM Tuesday, February 16, 2021, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO, with John Baker officiating. A private committal will take place at a later date at Crestview Memorial Park in St. Clair. Memorials may be made to the Missouri Veterans Home in St. James, MO.