Mr. Otis J. Brock, III - SAVANNAH - Mr. Otis J. Brock III, who had served as chief operating officer for Savannah- Chatham County Public Schools, died Tuesday, April 24, 2012. A life-long resident of Savannah, Brock graduated from Johnson High School and enrolled at Hampton University and later Savannah Sate University where he was a member of the men's varsity basketball team and hosted a weekly jazz show on WHCJ 90.3FM. He graduated in 1994 with a B.S. in accounting. He would later take graduate-level courses in the University's Master of Public Administration Program. Brock began his career in 1994 as a teller at Bank of America and later served as a budget analyst at Urban Health Center. He joined the budgeting department staff at the Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools in 1998, and was named director of the budgeting department in 2005. He was appointed Chief Operating Officer of the School System in 2006, a position he held until his death. A committed and visionary servant leader, Brock served in a number of community organizations throughout his career, including: The Savannah State University National Alumni Association, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., the Rotary Club of Savannah, 100 Black Men of Savannah, Leadership Savannah, Leadership Georgia, Boys and Girls Club of Savannah, Step Up Savannah, Big Brother/Big Sister Inc., United Way of the Coastal Empire, the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce, Tourism Board, Junior League and the Cultural Affairs Commission. He most recently was named board member - elect of the Telfair Museums. Brock was a member of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Nailah Brock; two daughters, Zuri and Zoe and a third child due in May. He also is survived by his parents, Annette and Otis Brock, Jr.; sister, Donna L. Brock of Atlanta; aunts, Martha Crews of Huntsville, AL, Peggy Johnson of Chesapeake, VA, Louise Waters (Hoise) of Montezuma, GA, and Christine Kennedy of Lanham, MD, in addition to a host of cousins, in-laws and cherished friends. Public viewing will be held 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday, April 27, 2012 at Adams Funeral Services, Inc., 510 Stephenson, Ave. The Funeral service will be held 10 a.m., Saturday, April 28, 2012 at the new Savannah State University Student Center, with interment immediately following at Lincoln Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Otis J. Brock III Scholarship Fund at Savannah State University. Savannah Morning News April 27, 2012 Please sign our Obituary GuestBook at savannahnow.com/obituaries.
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Published in Savannah Morning News from Apr. 26 to Apr. 27, 2012