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Friday, August 15, 2014

Jerry Brock

Mr. Jerry Cecil Brock died August 4, 2014.

Jerry was born in Kingsport, Tennessee on October 11, 1931 to Clifford Cecil Brock and Jerrie Cash Brock. Moving with his family to Daytona Beach, Florida, in his teens, Jerry quickly became known as an outstanding athlete, gaining state-wide recognition in football, basketball, and baseball. Electing not to accept a basketball scholarship, he instead joined the US Navy, serving a four-year tour of duty in the Korean War. Following honorable discharge from military service, Jerry enrolled at Florida State University, joining Sigma Nu fraternity, playing intermural sports, working part-time in the State of Fla. Seed testing lab, and graduating with a BS in Business Administration, a minor in Accounting. Upon graduation, Jerry moved to Charlotte to take a position with Associated Transport Co., later forming Brock Sales Company, Manufacturers' Representatives in the plumbing industry of North and South Carolina.

Jerry's life-long love of golf began at the age of 7. As an adult, he enjoyed the comradeship and competition of amateur golf, playing both locally at Cedarwood and Quail Hollow Country Clubs and throughout the Carolinas in tournament events. He was a member of the Charlotte Sportsman's Club. 

In addition to his parents, Jerry was preceded in death by his older sister, Patsy Brock Worling. He is survived by his son Robert (Bob) Brock and his daughter, Dayna Brock, both of Charlotte; grandsons Jonathan Brock (Lindsey, great grandson, Jordan) and Matthew (Brooke) Brock, all of Salisbury, NC; his sister Janet Brock Burdette (Richard) of Asheville, NC; 12 nieces and nephews. After a period of declining health and a brief illness, Jerry died in the care of skilled medical professionals and his loving children on August 4, 2014.

Burial is private; an extended-family funeral will be held at St. John's Episcopal Church, following which the family will gather together in a reception area. Any of Jerry's friends and business associates wishing to make a remembrance of his life are gratefully directed to St. John's Episcopal Church, Carmel Road, Charlotte, NC, the church he loved well and served as he was able.

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