John D. Brock, born January 25, 1940, passed away at his home after a valiant battle with acute myeloid leukemia. He was the son of Clark F. Brock and Grace Harvey Brock.
He is survived by his son, Chris Brock; and sister, Frances Brock Crook. He was predeceased by his wife of 51 years, Glenda Gray Brock, and his parents.
John wore many hats in his lifetime. He served in the U.S. Army Reserves stationed at Fort Hood and Fort Polk. He was the first of ten hired by Western Electric Co. when the plant in Shreveport was started. He was a trained Tool and Dye Machinist, and worked for them for 30 years. He then worked for American Contractors of Nashville, Tennessee for 18 years, teaching exam prep classes for those studying for a contractor license. He was the Administrative Pastor of the Full Gospel Temple for 25 years.
He volunteered for the Muscular Dystrophy Telethons for many years. He participated in volunteer coaching of sports at Agnew Town & Country Day School. He would go out of the way to assist anyone that needed help or good advice.
John was devoted to his family and his God. He spent many hours with his son, participating in his interests and encouraging his goals. He was an avid student of the Bible and spent many hours in study. He shared his dry wit and wisdom with many and was not aware of the impact he had on their lives. He was a quiet, humble, unassuming man.
The words of John's favorite song, "Touch Through Me," reflect the life that he lived..."And I will be a good Samaritan to those who are in need. Touch through me, Holy Spirit, touch through me."
Services for John will be held on Monday, January 24, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home, 2500 Southside Dr., Shreveport, Louisiana. Burial will follow at Forest Park East Cemetery, 3700 St. Vincent Avenue. A visitation will be held on Monday, January 24, 2022 at the funeral home from 11:00 a.m. till 12:00 p.m. prior to the service. Officiating the service will be Rev. Gerry Woolman and Rev. Lynn Woolman.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.