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Samuel Brock

June 13, 2019

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Mr. Samuel Richard Brock passed away Thursday, June 13, 2019 at his home in Oliver Springs, Tennessee following a lengthy illness. He was born August 16, 1934 in Roane County, Tennessee.

Richard, a veteran of the U.S. Army, served during the Korean War. In 1957, he married Mary Louise Bates. Richard and Louise first lived in Oliver Springs and then lived in Hammond, Indiana. After Richard retired from his job as a Boilermaker, they returned to Tennessee and lived in Coalfield.  Richard and Louise had been married for 61 years at the time of her death on December 10, 2018. He is also predeceased by his mother, Tanzie Russell Newcomb and brother, Isaac Leon Lawson.


Richard is survived by daughter, Theresa Brock and husband, Jimmy Hopper;

Son, Rick Brock and wife, Patti.


He will be sadly missed by grandsons, Ryan McCarley (Lydia Witman), Brandon McCarley (Tara) and Eric Brock, as well as step-granddaughters, Linzy (Josh) Mittleider and Tyndale Coffman.  Richard was blessed to have 15 great-grandchildren.


Richard was known for his love of wood carving and the creative walking sticks that he made for friends and loved ones.


Friends and family are invited to a Graveside Service officiated by Pastor Mike Thompson at Oliver Springs Cemetery on Saturday, June 15, 2019 beginning at 11:00 am.


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Graveside Service
June 15, 2019

11:00 AM
Oliver Springs Cemetery
Rolling Hills Circle
Oliver Springs, TN 37840

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