Jasper Joseph “Jabo” Rochelle, 72, of Wake Forest, passed away at his home on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013. He was born in Wake County to the late Everette Coy Rochelle and Bessie Tilley Rochelle. Jasper was retired from Wake Electric where he worked as a heavy equipment operator.
Funeral services were held at 1 a.m. Dec. 28, in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home with the Rev. Phil Clark officiating. Burial was in the Sykes Family Cemetery.
Mr. Rochelle is survived by his daughter, Janet Taylor, of Elizabethtown; brother, Bernice Rochelle of Wake Forest; grandchildren, Keith Taylor, of Hope Mills and Jennifer Taylor, of Wake Forest; great-grandson, Sean Franks, of Wake Forest; two nephews and numerous friends.