Charles Thomas Brock, 76, of Cleveland, passed away just hours before his 77th birthday on Sunday, March 15, 2015 in a Spring City healthcare facility. He was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church and worked with the two and three year old class for over 25 years. He was an avid golfer in his prime and enjoyed the outdoors. Charles was a true Tennessee Volunteer fan and never missed any of the Vol sporting events. He retired from Bowater Employees Credit Union after more than three decades of service. Before his stint at Bowater he was employed as the accountant at Brown Stove Works. Then he started at the Credit Union in 1969 and served as Assistant Manager and retired in 1999 after serving for 21 years as President and CEO. Charles also served for 13 years on the Board of Directors for the Tennessee Credit Union League and was an active member of the Credit Union Executives Society. He was a loving husband and father, but his grandchildren were his pride and joy.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas C. and Margie Hughes Brock; siblings, Bobby Brock and Carol Burrell and daughter, Debbie Brock McGuire.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Shirley Painter Brock; children, Jill Carroll and husband, Brian and Brian Brock and wife, Casey; six grandchildren, Evan McGuire and wife, Jen, Tyler McGuire and wife, Paige, Hunter Carroll, and Cydney, Cammy and Carrygan “Gunny” Brock; siblings, Joe Brock and wife Judy and Jane Richardson and husband, Wayne; sisters-in-law, Betty Massengil and Wanda Thomas. Several nieces, nephews, extended family members also survive and one very special great niece, Katie Jane with whom he shared a birthday.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 19, 2015 in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with Reverend Tom Wicks and Reverend Jim Gibson officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens with Brian Carroll, Brian Brock, Evan McGuire, Tyler McGuire, Hunter Carroll and Jason Richardson serving as pallbearers. A white dove release ceremony will conclude the service.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at the funeral home.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers that memorials be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312 or the American Cancer Society, donate.cancer.org.
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at the funeral home.
2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 19, 2015 in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home