ROC RENALS, a retired travel agent, prominent Rotarian and former associate of TV artist Tony Hart, has died peacefully at his home in Crowthorne after a short illness. He was 92.
He will be best remembered in Henley from his many years playing golf at Badgemore Park.
Born in London as Dennis Renals, Roc acquired his nickname in the army and it stuck for 70 years.
His father was a baker descended from a long line of Cornish tin miners while his mother was from the Lawrence family, who ran the famous Purdey gun factory in Harrow.
It seems she had wanted a daughter since both pictures of Roc from the Twenties show him dressed as a girl!