Jimmy R. "Jim" Brock, age 73, of Webb City, Mo., passed away on Jan. 2, 2018 at Freeman Hospital, following an illness.
Jim was born on Aug. 13, 1944, in Anthony, Kan., the son of the late Raymond E. and Helen L. (Duncan) Brock. He has been a lifetime area resident. He served in the United States Air Force and was a veteran of the Vietnam War and the Cold War.
Jim met the love of his life while serving in the U.S.A.F. in England. They were married on Feb. 29, 1964, in Kings Lynn, England, where they started their family before coming back to Joplin in 1966.
In 1985 Jim opened and operated Brock Sheet Metal. He retired in 2006. He was a member of the former McKinley Avenue Baptist Church. He attended, with his family, Christ's Church of Oronogo. Jim adored his grandchildren. He spent many hours fishing with his son, grandson, and great-grandson, and snuggling with his great-granddaughter, Gracelynn.
Jim is survived by his wife of 53 years, Shirley Brock, Webb City; one son, Darrell Brock and wife, Karen, Webb City; one daughter, Beverly Brewer and husband, Troy, Carl Junction, Mo.; one brother, Ralph Brock and wife, Susan, Webb City; one sister, Marilyn Spidle; five grandchildren, Nathan Hulstine and wife, Amber, Natalee Gleason and husband, Tyler, Alec Eubanks, Aidan Brock, and Christian Brock; two great-grandchildren, Brock Hulstine and Gracelynn Gleason; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Mason-Woodard Chapel. Rev. Jarel Burnside will officiate. Burial will be in Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery. The visitation will be 6-7 p.m. Friday at the mortuary.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Wounded Warrior Project, in care of the mortuary.
Arrangements are under the direction of Mason-Woodard Mortuary & Crematory.
Published on January 4, 2018