Funeral services for Don Brock, age 68, of North Zulch, were held at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 23, 2016 at the Concord Cemetery Chapel near Iola, Texas. Blaine Trant and Bruce Irving officiated the service and interment followed in the Concord Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Scott Nevill, Tim Akers, Phillip Shafer, Laramie Wheaton, Jim Stanley and Curtis Luthe. Honorary pallbearers were David McDougald, Kenneth McDougald, James Nevill, Russell Butaud, Herman Homeyere and William Nevill.
Donald Wayne Brock was born on Jan. 28, 1948 in Navasota, Texas, the only child of William and Earline (Hicks) Brock. He grew up in the Iola and North Zulch areas and was a graduate of Iola High School. Don received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Sam Houston State University.
Following graduation, he taught high school for four years in Humble, Texas. On June 27, 1975, Don married the love of his life, Alice Vincent. The country life was calling, and the newly married couple soon moved back to Don’s old stomping grounds of North Zulch. Don later earned a doctorate of agricultural education degree from Oklahoma State University. Don’s favorite activity was going to the various livestock auctions in the area on a daily basis. However, livestock auctions weren’t his only past times. He also enjoyed a good estate sale, or any type of sale, for that matter. When he wasn’t at an auction, Don was on his ranch tending to his cattle.
Don was a family man. He loved his wife dearly, as well as his two children. He was deeply involved in their various 4-H and FFA activities and freely offered help and advice to the other participating children (whether it was welcome or not). Don later enjoyed joining his son on truck rides wherever it was that he was headed to at the time. He was a grandfather to two wonderful girls, and story time with them was a commonplace thing around the Brock household, along with a fair share of spoiling. Don wasn’t just a fan of his cattle. He had several dogs that he was quite fond of that followed him around the ranch while he was taking on daily activities.
Don passed away suddenly on Dec. 20, 2016 in Bryan, Texas. He was preceded in death by both of his parents. Surviving family members include wife of 41 years, Alice (Vincent) Brock of North Zulch; daughter, Rachel Ann Brock (Ronnie Gann) of Durango, Colorado; son, William “Vincent” Brock (Heather) of Madisonville and grandchildren, Ada Jane and Claire Luella Brock of Madisonville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch, P.O. Box 1890, Amarillo, Texas 79174-0001 or the Concord Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 114, Iola, Texas 77861.
Madisonville Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements. Please log on to www.madisonvillefuneralhome.com to sign the online memorial guestbook and leave condolences.