Ted Eugene Brock

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Ted Eugene Brock, 84, a longtime resident of Elizabethtown, died Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, at the home of one of his daughters in Lexington.

Ted Eugene Brock was born in Bovina, Texas, on June 5, 1929. He graduated from Bovina High School in 1947 and the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, N.M., in 1951. He married Winnifred Horton on June 16, 1951, in Roswell. First Lt. Brock proudly served his nation in the U.S. Army as a tank commander in the Korean War. Lt. Brock led the 2nd Platoon, Charlie Company, 40th Division of the 140th Tank Battalion, where, in combat operations, he received a Purple Heart for wounds sustained in battle and also was awarded the Bronze Star for his bravery in combat action. Mr. Brock was a proud Mason, a Kentucky Colonel, a Constitutional Scholar and an extremely patriotic Republican American.

In 1965, Mr. Brock moved his family from Denver to Elizabethtown. Mr. Brock was one of the original Denver, Colo., Gates Rubber Company supervisors sent to Elizabethtown to open the Elizabethtown Gates Rubber plant in 1965 and assisted in the initial hiring of its new employees. He later became a department head for the company. In 1972, Ted and his wife, Winnie, opened the Book Mart and Winnie's Hallmark, which they operated until 1994. In 2004, he relocated to Fort Worth, Texas, and married Macie Watson Hunt on Aug. 28.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Aubrey and Lorena Brock of Bovina, Texas; his sister, Nina Harris of Lubbock, Texas; his beloved wife of 52 years, Winnie Brock of Elizabethtown; and a son-in-law, Steve Baker of Lexington.

He is survived by his loving wife, Macie Brock of Fort Worth, Texas; six children, one son, Aubrey Brock (Deborah) of Elizabethtown, and five daughters, Sharon Brock of Columbia, Mo., Becky Wasson (Tim Dennis) of Lexington, Debbie Post (Earl) of Elizabethtown, Teddi Baker of Nicholasville and Sherri Holzhausen (Dale) of St. Louis; nine grandchildren, Jason Brock, Jake Wasson, Abby Wasson, Zack Baker (Haley), Stephanie Weber (Jared), Ethan Post (Ashley), Laura Beth Post (Morgan Overstreet), Katie Post and Dillon Brock; and six great-grandchildren, Alexandria Brock-Devore, Bailey Baker, Hannah Baker, Jared Weber, Kennedy Wasson and Nora Rose Overstreet.

A memorial service is at 11 a.m. Nov. 2 in the Elizabethtown Christian Academy Chapel, 401 W. Poplar St., in Elizabethtown, with a private burial service to follow at Elizabethtown Memorial Gardens.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to local Hosparus organizations.
Published in The News-Enterprise from Oct. 30 to Oct. 31, 2013
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