Richard Joseph ‘Rick’ Brock Sr.

Published 2:05 pm Monday, November 12, 2018

Mr. Richard Joseph “Rick” Brock Sr., 85, of Farmington, died  Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018 at his home.

He was born May 6, 1933 in Mocksville to the late Burr Coley Brock Sr. and Laura McPherson Tabor Brock. He  was a lifelong resident of the Farmington community and member of the Farmington United Methodist Church. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he retired after nearly 34 years from RJR Archer in Winston-Salem. He loved Farmington and spent countless hours discussing hunting, the quality of the year’s crops, and debating politics over a Pepsi and peanuts at Johnson’s corner store. He believed in giving back to his community and taught his children to do the same. He served Davie County on the Soil and Water Conservation board, as chair of the board of elections, and as a member of the Republican Party. He was Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 501, and many young men lived to tell the tales. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Shriners International, and the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, all of which served his dedication to helping children in need. He loved his family, friends, travel, live music and theater. He enjoyed learning about people and places, having visited 17 countries with his wife, Carroll. He never met a stranger, only new friends. He was happiest celebrating life surrounded by those he loved while enjoying a good meal and sharing stories.

He was also preceded in death by: 2 sisters, Margaret J. Brock and Francis B. Tucker; and 3 brothers, Burr C. Brock Jr., James M. Brock and Rufus L. Brock.

Survivors: his wife, Carroll; 2 brothers, John T. Brock (Mary) of Mocksville and William L. Brock (Jane) of Farmington; 2 sisters-in-law, Margaret Jo Brock (Rufus) of Farmington and Rachel Brock (James) of Concord; 4 children, Joe Brock (Kathleen) of Southington, Conn., Amy Porteus (Bob) of Farmington, Catherine Russell (Jeff) of Fort Pierce, Fla. and Ellie Johnson (Roman Hernandez) of Farmington; an adopted daughter, Sarah Miller (Randy) of Hickory; 5 grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A memorial service will be conducted at 11:15 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 17 at Farmington United Methodist Church with the Rev. Arnold Gosnell officiating. The family will receive friends at the church from 10:30-11:15 a.m.  Inurnment will follow in Farmington Community Cemetery with Masonic rites.

Memorials: Farmington UMC, 1939 Farmington Rd, Mocksville.