David Allen Brock, 77, formerly of Arthur, passed away on December 27, 2020 in Sebring, FL.
Visitation will be held from 10:00-11:00 a.m. on January 8, 2021 at the Arthur Southern Baptist Church with a funeral service at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Lanny Faulkner officiating. Burial will be in the Arthur Cemetery. Shrader Funeral Home, Arthur, is in charge of arrangements.
Dave was born on July 15, 1943 in Du Quoin, Illinois to Rev. Hiley and Chloe (nee Jones) Brock. He graduated Du Quoin High School in 1961. He graduated from Ouachita Baptist University in 1966 with a degree in Business Administration. He then served in the U.S. Army band playing trombone from 1966-1968. He moved to Miami, FL and married Sandra (nee Reed) in February 1973. They had two daughters Lauren (1974), and Leah (1975). Their marriage ended in 1980. Dave and the girls relocated to Arthur, IL. On July 14, 1991, he married
Barbara (nee Graham) Fleming in Sullivan, Illinois. She preceded him in death on September 15, 2018.
He worked at MasterBrand Cabinets for over 20 years until his retirement. Dave was heavily involved in the Atwood and Arthur Southern Baptist Churches where he enjoyed teaching Sunday School classes and playing trombone on the worship teams.
Dave is survived by daughters Lauren (Cesar) Leon of Avon Park, FL, Leah Brock Novack of Greenup, IL, and stepchildren James Robert (Jim) Fleming (and friend Carol Gudausky of Arthur), Travis Michael Fleming (Melissa) of Aurora, Illinois, and step-daughter, Melissa Diane Carson (Wayne) of Hammond, Illinois. He is survived by 4 grandchildren, 8 step-grandchildren, 3 step-great-grandchildren; his sister, Mary Ellen Rutledge (Mike) of Arthur, and Pam Brock of Defiance, Missouri.
Besides his wife, Barb, he was preceded in death by his brother, Carrol “Bruce” Brock; parents Rev. Hiley and Chloe Brock. Dave loved his family, church, pets, fishing, Fighting Illini basketball, Chicago Bears football, and music (Gospel, Jazz, and Dixieland).
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the National Fragile X Foundation.
The family wishes to thank the staff of Fellowship Home At The Fairway for their patience, dedication, and compassion.
Online condolences to the family may be sent to www.hilligossshraderfh.com