Hundreds Gather for Rockefeller Memorial Service

JULY 20, 2006 - Posted at 2:43 p.m. CDT

LITTLE ROCK, AR - A son of Lieutenant Governor Win Rockefeller told more than 1,000 mourners at a memorial service in Little Rock today that his late father passed on to him and his brothers and sisters the same caring spirit that Rockefeller's philanthropist father had given him.  Win Rockefeller, Jr. said his father strived to instill in his children a sense of responsibility and duty to others.

Rockefeller died Sunday at age 57 after failed treatments for a blood disorder.  In the memorial service at Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church, another son, Will Rockefeller, said he will miss his father's sense of humor, his sense of style, the camping trips, farm picnics, and just spending time with his dad.

Former President Bill Clinton and Governor Huckabee were among those at the church, which Rockefeller attended before falling ill last year, dropping out of the Republican gubernatorial primary, and leaving the state to seek treatment at a Seattle cancer center.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)