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Dr. Charles Lee Brock, a retired ophthalmologist who practiced in Daytona Beach for 42 years, passed away on July 12th after a short illness. A native of Asheville, North Carolina, Dr. Brock attended Duke University for both undergraduate studies and medical school. His undergraduate studies were interrupted for active duty service as an officer in the United States Navy during World War II, serving on anti-submarine warfare duty in the Atlantic Ocean. Dr. Brock had a lifelong career as a member of the Naval Reserve, retiring with the rank of Captain in 1983. After graduation from medical school, Dr. Brock completed his medical internship at USMC Camp Pendleton, California and his post-graduate work at the University of Illinois and at the Philadelphia Naval Hospital. Following his final service on active duty with the Navy in 1960, Dr. Brock and family moved to Ormond Beach, He was soon asked to serve as the medical officer for the local Naval Reserve Unit, where he served until 1983 conducting thousands of enlistment physicals for all branches of the military services. Dr. Brock served on the staff of Halifax Medical Center for many years, including serving as chief of ophthalmology. He was the Florida State Medical Advisor of the National Society for the Prevention of Blindness, an Eagle Scout and a life long volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America. Dr. Brock is survived by two children, Sandra F. Brock of Alpharetta, Georgia and Darrell (Debbie) Brock of Ormond Beach; two grandchildren Dustin and David; and one great-grandson Connor. His longtime companion Janet Hardesty predeceased him in 2011. A memorial service will be held in the near future with additional details to follow. Arrangements are under the careful direction of Lohman Funeral Home Ormond. Condolences may be shared with the family at www.lohmanfuneralhomes.com
Lohman Funeral Home Ormond
733 W Granada Blvd
Ormond Beach, FL 32174
Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on July 14, 2013