OBITUARY

Ralph K. Mock Jr.

March 28, 1938March 7, 2018
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Ralph K. Mock Jr., 79, of Beaumont, passed away at his home on Wednesday, March 7, 2018.

Ralph was a drafting instructor at Lamar State College of Technology and Lamar Institute of Technology Drafting Program at Lamar. His hobbies included bowling, square dancing, and collecting clocks; he also had an extensive collection of model cars and trains.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Elise and Ralph Mock Sr., and his sisters, Joan Mock Verdine and Linda Susan Mock.

A Celebration of Ralph’s Life will be held at Forest Lawn Funeral Home on Saturday, March 17, at 11:00 am. Visitation will take place one hour prior. Burial will follow at Magnolia Cemetery.

In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ralph Mock Scholarship for Drafting Students at Lamar Institute of Technology.

  • FAMILY

  • Ralph K Mock SR, Father
  • Elsie Jane Mock, Mother
  • Joan Ellen Verdine, Sister
  • Linda Susan Mock, Sister
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Kenneth Shipper
  • Joe Juarez
  • Randy Williamson
  • Bryan Williamson
  • Johnny Pousson
  • Bill Brown
  • Byron Walker, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Paul Roy, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, March 17, 2018
  • A Celebration of Ralph's Life Saturday, March 17, 2018
REMEMBERING

Ralph K. Mock Jr.

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Linda Neal

April 1, 2018

I would like to express my sympathy to Ralph's family on his recent passing. I never met Ralph in person but I had a lively, fun phone call with him back in 2011 as I was researching my family history. Ralph and I were not related by blood even though his cousins were my cousins. My Indiana cousin, Thelma Knepper Black (1912-2011), first told me about Ralph's family as she fondly talked about her Aunt Fannie Knepper Mock (Ralph's grandmother) often.
Ralph, Jr. was talkative and generous as he told me about his father's life, connections going back to Indiana, his family in Texas and his busy, productive life. We talked about meeting someday in Indiana to drive past the old Mock and Knepper areas. I concluded Ralph, Jr. must be a fun person to be around but alas, I don't think we ever talked on the phone again. At the time he still seemed busy with work and life but he certainly was willing to share more stories "next time." Next time never happened.
If the family is interested in more please contact me.
Sincerely,
Linda Neal
Sedalia, MO

Cheri Verdine Gideons

March 16, 2018

I will miss you Uncle Kenneth! You always had so many Knick knacks that I wanted to play with and touch. I always enjoyed the trips to China in your Corvette. Hearing the stories of you and my Mom growing up. Too many loved ones and family members are gone now.

Emily Rolen

March 13, 2018

Mr. Mock, you were such an influential person in my life. You always believed in me, encouraged me to reach for the stars. You always told me that I could do anything I set my mind to, and he was extremely proud when I decided to make nannying my career.

Being a college professor of civil engineering and computer science, education was extremely important to him. So whenever I would receive awards at school, he always made sure to be there to see me get my due.

Christmas, birthdays, and milestones were never forgotten. He didn’t have any family of his own, so my family became it.

He loved nature, his dogs and adding more garden figures every week to see if my brother and I could spot them. We also got the privilege of naming everyone of them.
From feeding the goldfish, to taking my graduation pictures in his yard, my years in Texas would never have been complete without you. I will miss you more than words can say and see you later. 💋

P.S. “Remember to bring it on!!”

Scott Monk

March 12, 2018

I was Ralph's next door neighbor. One of my fondest memories of Ralph are him tooling down the street in his Scout scooter (his knees were shot) examining the street-side drainage ditches in our neighborhood, making sure they were clear.

That was the civil engineer in him. :)

Ralph was a good neighbor, always helpful and willing to lend a hand; he loaned me things on several occasions.
Although it was a shock to find out he had passed, I know in my heart that Ralph was a good man and that he is with God now.

Until we meet again; so long, Ralph!

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Biography

Ralph was a drafting instructor at Lamar State College of Technology and Lamar Institute of Technology Drafting Program at Lamar. His hobbies included bowling, square dancing, and collecting clocks; he also had an extensive collection of model cars and trains.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Elise and Ralph Mock Sr., and his sisters, Joan Mock Verdine and Linda Susan Mock.

A Celebration of Ralph’s Life will be held at Forest Lawn Funeral Home on Saturday, March 17, at 11:00 am. Visitation will take place one hour prior. Burial will follow at Magnolia Cemetery.

In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ralph Mock Scholarship for Drafting Students at Lamar Institute of Technology.