Phillip C. Brock
Phillip C. Brock passed away peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday, March 4, 2014. He was born June 8, 1924 as the only child of Emral and Mildred Hawkins Brock. A lifelong resident of Springfield, MO, he was associated with his father in business and one of the pioneers in the mobile home business as owner of Brock Homes on Kearney Street. He retired in 1973.
Mr. Brock belonged to Central Christian Church where he served as a former deacon. He was a charter member of Twin Oaks Country Club (where he scored three holes-in-one). He also was a member of Elk Lodge #409, a membership given to Mr. Brock on his 21st birthday by his father.
Mr. Brock attended Senior High School, now Central High School, and Southwest Missouri State, now Missouri State University.
He is survived by the love of his life, Mary Jean Brooks Brock to whom he was married 69 1/2 years. He met his sweetheart when the two were juniors in high school in 1941. They were married September 24, 1944.
He is also survived by his four children, eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren: Sherry Brock Delo and her husband, Jack Martin Delo; and their two daughters, Stacey Brooks Delo Madway (her husband, Gabe Madway) and their children, Rory and Tobias; Carrice Brock Delo McKenna (her husband, Mark) and their son, Finnegan. Sandra Jean Brock Langewisch(her husband, Paul Langewisch and former husband Bill Anderson) and daughters, Amy Anderson Simmons (her husband Marshal Simmons) and their children Riley Jean and Brock; Billie Jean Woods (her husband John Woods) and their daughter Embry; Sunday Brock Molen (her husband Ron) and two children, Matthew Roberts (his wife Paige); and Marnie Molen Hartman (her husband Andy) and their two children Madelyn and Cooper; Stephen Phillip Brock and his two children, Christopher Stephen Brock (his wife Sonja Hayes Brock) and their daughter, Lilly; Lauren Brock Merritt (her husband Matthew Merritt).
Services will be conducted at Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home at 11 a.m. on Sunday, March 9, 2014. Mr. Brock's son-in-law, Paul Langewisch, will officiate. Following the service and in lieu of a visitation, a celebration of life will be held at Twin Oaks Country Club. Burial will be at Eastlawn Cemetery.