Robert W. "Bob" "Jocko" Wertz, Sr.

October 18, 1950 ~ February 4, 2018 (age 67)


     Robert W. "Bob" "Jocko" Wertz Sr., 67, of Williamsport, died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, at the Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital. He was preceded in death by his wife of 29 years, Linda M. (Johnson) Wertz, on Sept. 30, 2003.

     He was born Oct. 18, 1950, in Montgomery. Bob enjoyed being outdoors, country music, throwing horseshoes, and bingo. Most of all Bob loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. 

     Surviving are three sons, Robert W. Wertz, Jr. (Tammy), Jason R. Wertz, and Gary W. Wertz (Crystal Lovelace), all of Williamsport; a daughter, Tina L. Phillips, of North Carolina; 13  grandchildren, Matthew, Robert, Laura, Trinity, Junior, Dallas, Kristina, Mindy, Justin, Jasmine, Myranda, LeAnn, Kourtney; two great-grandchildren, Jennifer and Bowe; two brothers, Stanley and Donald Wertz; and three sisters, Vicky Tibbens (Clyde), Connie Bohardt (Max), and Judy Collins.  

     In addition to his wife he was preceded in death by two brothers, James and Sam Wertz; and a sister, Dorothy Nash (Bill). 

     A visitation will be held from 7 until 8 p.m. Friday at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport. Burial will be held privately in Montoursville Cemetery. 

    In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Robert W. Wertz Jr., 709 Tucker St., Williamsport, PA 17701 to help defer funeral expenses.

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