Rocco Joseph Onorati, Jr. 63, passed away Monday, January 15, 2018 at St. Joseph of the Pines, Southern Pines, NC..  

Funeral service will be held 3:00 PM, Saturday January 20, 2018 at Fry & Prickett Funeral Home, Carthage, NC, with the Reverend Lee McKinney officiating.   The family will receive friends prior to the service beginning at 2:00 PM .  

Rocco grew up in New Jersey and served his Country in the National Guard.  He owned and operated JDK Contractors and later works for Travel Resorts.  He loved working with his hands on any kind of project.  He was also the family prankster and was ready for a good joke.  Rocco used to paint cars and was always ready to talk muscle cars, especially his 1969 Plymouth Roadrunner.  He also enjoyed cooking and hunting in his spare time. He loved his family and time spent with them was very important. Rocco enjoyed coaching his kids sports teams as they grew up. Anyone who came in contact with Rocco was instantly treated like family. Rocco was a son of the late Rocco Joseph Onorati, Sr. and Shirley Laudenslager Reimers.  

Rocco is survived by wife of 34 years Sandy; sons: Joseph Paul Onorati, of Vass, Darin Scott Onorati, of Foxfire Village; daughter Kathryn Onorati Howard and husband Cody, of Raleigh; grandson: Colton; sisters: Sharon Onorati Wilander, Sandra Rzucek and husband Frank, Robin Odom; brother: Steve Onorati; many nieces, nephews and friends.

Fry & Prickett Funeral Home is serving the Onorati Family.

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  1. Dearest Sandy and Family, My deepest heartfelt condolences to you! God will keep him close
    Love, Hugs and Prayers always……….Pat

  2. Our deepest condolences to our brothers wife and children. We know you are with our Lord dear brother. Your dogs that you loved so much. In Heaven holding our loved ones. God Bless you Rocky and your family. We will miss you dearly.

  3. Ore deepest condolences for your family. I’ve known your family for a very long time, and Rocky was probably one of the funniest men I ever met. Just know he is now at peace and with his family. Love you all

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