Adam Jennings Brock M.D.
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Adam Jennings Brock, MD

Knoxville - Adam Jennings Brock, MD, age 31, passed away Friday, October 18, 2019.

To his family and Knoxville friends, he was Jennings. To his wife, his friends from college, and his colleagues, he was Adam.

He attended the Webb School of Knoxville and graduated with distinction from the University of Virginia. At UVA, he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity where he made close lifelong friendships. In his second year at UVA, he met the love of his life, Hailey, who would later become his wife. After college, he spent two years living with his closest friends on Strawberry Street in Richmond, Virginia, before returning to Charlottesville for medical school. He finished near the top of his class at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and went on to complete the Internal Medicine Residency program at Duke University. He was in his first year of the Adult Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship program at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill when he passed away.

He is preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Harry Stowers and his paternal grandparents, Alfred and Eva Brock. He is survived by his wife, Hailey Evans Brock; parents, Adam Brock and Jenny Stowers Brock, sisters, Berkeley Brock (Julio) Ugarte and Carter Brock, grandmother, Sarah Stowers, and many beloved aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Adam/Jennings will always be remembered as a caring, thoughtful, and devoted husband, a loving son and brother, and a compassionate and gifted physician. He enjoyed the outdoors, traveling, and spending time with his wife, family, and friends. In spite of his busy schedule as a medical resident and fellow, he graciously volunteered within the community alongside his wife and gave selflessly of his time to bring joy to others. He had a gift for recognizing and reaching out to those who needed a helping hand, and for lifting up those around him with his good humor and natural warmth. He was brilliantly funny and unfailingly kind. He loved deeply, laughed often, and always put others before himself.

A celebration of his life will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 10th at St. John's Episcopal Cathedral, 413 Cumberland Ave., Knoxville, TN and will be followed by a reception in the Great Hall.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made in honor of Adam Jennings Brock to the Helen Ross McNabb Center, online at or by check201 W. Springdale Ave., Knoxville, TN 37917; or to Reality Ministries, online at or by check to P.O. Box 242, Durham, NC 27702.

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Published in Knoxville News Sentinel from Nov. 1 to Nov. 3, 2019.
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November 10, 2019
We are truly honored to have Adam in our life. He was such a beacon for our son and we will be forever grateful for Adam's support and love.
Meg Hewitt
November 10, 2019
Great times, great friends, wonderful young men at Lake Norman!
Meg Hewitt
November 5, 2019
I had the pleasure to precept Adam in his outpatient medicine clinic. He brought a wonderful enthusiasm, warmth and energy to his care of patients. His passing is a great loss
Michael Meredith
November 5, 2019
To Family and Friends: I am sorry for your loss.
Joanne Wilson
November 2, 2019
Jamie Fine
November 2, 2019
Sorry for your loss
November 1, 2019
I am so sorry for the loss of Jennings, I remember that he was one of the smartest, but most humble students in our class at Webb. His kindness will always be remembered. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
Mary Duckett
October 31, 2019
John Farhat
October 31, 2019
What I am feeling right now is hard to put into words. My thoughts return to fifth grade when Matt and I knew that Jennings was destined for success. After reading this tribute, he obviously achieved this.
Jennings will certainly live on through all of the lives that he touched. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with your family and will continue to be as you grieve.
Jeanne Misenheimer
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