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Jack G. Brock

December 28, 1926 — September 11, 2023

Easley

Jack G. Brock

Easley, SC

Jack Gilbert Brock, 96, died peacefully at home on September 11, 2023. 

He will be remembered for his kindness, generosity, resilience, sense of humor, willingness to help and mentor others, ability to calm small children (earning him a “baby whisperer” moniker), dedication to his family and his church, and for the smile on his face and the twinkle in his eye.

 

He was born in Whitmire, SC. After a childhood full of adventure and 5 years of active-duty service in the US Army Air Corps in WWII and its aftermath, he graduated Clemson College in 1950 and settled in Easley, SC.  He spent his career in marketing and management in textile manufacturing, primarily narrow fabrics for the burgeoning seat belt industry. He served in the Air Force Reserves for 37 years.  He loved to spin stories about his decades as a Boy Scout leader and cherished visits from his old scouts up until the end of his life. He was a Ham Radio operator, a long-time member of the Easley Lions Club, a member of the Pickens County Beekeepers Association, and a lifelong accomplished amateur photographer and musician. He served the Easley Presbyterian Church in various capacities for six decades.

 

As the oldest of 14 children, he became a patriarchal figure in a large family after his own father’s death.  He also had the good fortune to be married to two wonderful women – Marjorie Helen Moon, who survives him, and Margaret Frazier Brock from 1953 until her death in 1998.  So he leaves behind a multitude of children, stepchildren, grandchildren, step-grandchildren, four great grandchildren, sisters, brother, nieces and nephews, all of whom will remember him with smiles and gratitude, and will miss him very much.  An abbreviated list includes Jack Gilbert Brock Jr (Karen, children Megan AmericanHorse and James); Ellen Louise (Joe Borzelleca); Mary Lucille (children Andrea and Jesse Fath); John David (Sherrie); Joshua Guthrie (Amanda, children Jonah, Katie, Daniel, Elisha, Josiah and Bella); Ethan Guthrie (Katie, children Owen, Abram and Isla) and Anna Hagan (Andrew, children Anson and Autumn).

 

The family acknowledges with gratitude the care he received in the last few years from Right at Home and Center Well Healthcare; and especially to Vergie Jennings, Pam Westbrook, and Rebekah Birtwistle who became like family to him.  The family is additionally grateful to the many friends and extended family who visited him and made him feel special in his last days.

 

There will be a private graveside burial with family.  A celebration of Jack’s life will be held at Easley Presbyterian Church, 200 S 1st St, Easley SC, on Sunday, September 17 at 3:00 PM, with a visitation to follow in the Family Life Center. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Easley Presbyterian Church, the Happy Hooves Program at Eden Farms, or the charity of your choice.

 

Visit RobinsonFuneralHomes.com or Robinson Funeral Home and Crematory-Downtown, Easley.

 

 

 

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Celebration of Life

Sunday, September 17, 2023

3:00 - 4:00pm (Eastern time)

Easley Presbyterian Church

200 S 1st St, Easley, SC 29640

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Sunday, September 17, 2023

4:00 - 5:00pm (Eastern time)

Easley Presbyterian Church

200 S 1st St, Easley, SC 29640

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