Alva Earl Fockler, Jr.

Birth Date: 
Thursday, July 6, 1950
Date of Passing: 
Monday, May 4, 2020

Alva Earl Fockler Jr., age 69, died unexpectedly at his home in Pickerington on Monday, May 4th, 2020.

He was born on July 6th, 1950 in Wooster to Alva and Mary (Yacapraro) Fockler.  On June 21, 1996 he married Pamela Kelley. 

Earl graduated from Wooster High School in 1968 and served in The United States Army in the Vietnam War from 1969-1971.  He owned Fockler Photography before starting his career in community service working as a school bus driver, Sergeant at the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department and worked at the Wayne County Municipal Court as a bailiff where he retired in 2003.  Following his retirement Earl and Pam moved to Outerbanks, NC enjoying the beach life while working at the Blue Heron Motel for 10 years. They moved back to Pickerington to be closer to their family and grandchildren.  Earl loved the Outerbanks entertaining family and friends that visited and the peacefulness of the ocean. In Ohio he enjoyed outdoor activities and taking care of the lawn while enjoying the sun. He was a kid at heart, playing with all his grandchildren and his dogs. He was grateful for his family and friends.

Along with his wife, Pam, Earl is survived by his mother, Mary Fockler; daughter Kim (Virlen) Jarvis; son Earl (Janel) Fockler;  step-children Jenny (Ryan) Tanner, Jeff (Allison) Yund and James (Jamie) Boss; many grandchildren; sisters Kathleen (Allan) Wright and Debra (David) Snyder; brother Thomas Fockler; first wife and mother of his children, Maxine Spencer Fockler along with many cousins, nieces, nephews.

He is preceded in death by his father, Alva Earl Fockler.

Due to the recent Covid-19 pandemic a private family funeral service will take place Monday, May 11th. There will be a virtual service available on the McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home Facebook page.

In lieu of flowers, those who wish can make memorial contributions to McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E Larwill St, Wooster, OH 44691, to help defray funeral expenses.

Online condolences may be left for the family at



Memorial Contributions: 

McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E Larwill St, Wooster, OH 44691, to help defray funeral expenses


Private family services will be held.


Tom & the entire Fockler family - So shocked and sadden to hear of Earl's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

I am shocked and saddened by the news of Earl's passing. I will always remember talking to him when he was a bus driver and his calming smile and always a good word when called for jury duty. My thoughts and prayers for the whole family.

Earl, Janel and Family,

We are so sorry to hear that Earl passed away. We really enjoyed seeing Earl when we would go on vacation to the Outer Banks and stay at the Blue Heron Motel. He always made our stay very pleasant and we looked forward to seeing him every time we went there. He seemed to enjoy being at the Outer Banks. He really loved it when we took an empty pizza box from Coccia House on one of our vacations.

We will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers.

David, Jeanne, and Eric Browning

Pam, I am so sorry to hear of the sudden loss of your husband, Earl. May you be surrounded by loved ones and remember the fond memories that you created together as a family.
Much love,

Our deepest sympathy to everyone. We will keep you in our prayers. May God give you peace.

Love and prayers
Brian and Becky

So sorry to hear of Earls death. Good memories of him growing up in the old neighborhood.

So sorry for your loss prayers for you and your family.

So sorry for your loss. Earl was always so much fun to be with. Just know you and your families are in our prayers and our hearts❣️JC and Karen Hostettler and family ❣️

So sorry for your loss. Earl was always so much fun to be with. Just know you and your families are in our prayers and our hearts❣️JC and Karen Hostettler and family ❣️

To all the Fockler family we offer our sincere sympathy. We willkeep each of you in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless each of you at this sad time.

Pam and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss Praying for you all.

Sending you our warmest condolences and thoughts of peace and courage.
With Deepest Sympathy,
Your CBC/Factual Data Family

Jeff & Allison and the rest of the family, so sorry to hear the sudden loss of your father. Prayers and thought are with you and the rest of the family.

I am so sorry to hear about Earls passing! I have many fond memories of working with him at the court.

To all of the family much love and prayers are sent your way.

Pam, I was so sad to hear of Earl's passing. My heart goes out to you and please know I love you. I am thinking of all of you at this difficult time.

Sincerest Sympathies to your entire family. We were so happy to have had the privilege of knowing Earl for a few years as our neighbor here in Colington Harbour at the Outer Banks. Sending our hugs and prayers for strength during this unexpected time of sadness.

I am so sad to hear about the recent passing of my life-long friend Earl we graduated together from Wooster High School and we were very close Neighbors his first cousin Paul mileto and I am Earl we used to do the money fun things together as a child you have my deepest sympathy

Sincerest Sympathies to your entire family.Went to school with Earl,Pam,Maxine and good friends with his sister Kathy and her family. Remember all the good times.

Sending prayers and sympathies to you and your family during this time. May your memories comfort you.❤️

Pam. I am so sorry for your loss. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Childhood memories too numerous to mention...strength of character that makes anyone want to be his friend...may he rest in peace..

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