1938 - 2016 Benjamin Ben Davis Brock, Jr., age 77, died in Houston, TX on January 17, 2016, following a long struggle with Pulmonary Fibrosis. He was born February 17, 1938, in Greenville, MS to parents Benjamin D. Sr., and Dorothy Kitty (Baker) Brock. Ben grew up in Mississippi, graduated from the Univ. of Mississippi and was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha. He married Irene Betsy James in Dallas, TX on October 1, 1960. Ben retired in 1998 after 25 years with Prudential Insurance Co. Ben and Betsy spent the last 13 years living full-time in their motorhome crisscrossing the U.S. and parts of Canada visiting family and friends. Ben is survived by his wife of 55 years, Betsy; children: Benjamin III (Sharon) Brock of Michigan and Suzanne (Dan) Johnston of California: 7 grandchildren and 1 great grandson. A memorial service will be held February 20, 2016, 1 pm at Elmwood Cemetery Chapel in Memphis, TN. Condolences may be sent to Betsy at: 4521 Anderson Rd., St. Johns, MI 48879. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation or Escapees Care.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Feb. 14, 2016