Chelsey Lee Brock Jr.

June 4, 1925January 1, 2019

Chelsey Lee Brock, 93 of Greenbelt, MD passed away on January 1, 2019 due to complications of a stroke.

After schools in Alabama, New York, Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri he enjoyed his first year of college in Parkville, Missouri before being drafted in WWII. He proudly served in the United Sates Air Force. Following an honorable discharge he earned a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering under the GI Bill. During his University studies he met and married Viola Hinton Smith. They had their honeymoon in Niagara Falls. After his first job in Chemical Manufacturing he enjoyed an Aerospace Career developing advanced materials for jet engines, electronic systems, defense systems and spacecraft. Following retirement from Westinghouse and Lockheed Martin he then worked as an agent in Real Estate. His first wife Viola passed away in October 1988. He continued to work in real estate where He met and married Frances Malcolm Mitchell King in February 1992. They had their honeymoon in Atlantic City, NJ. He and Frances continued to work in Real Estate until her death in October 2008.

Lee attended Mowatt Memorial United Methodist Church in Greenbelt, MD with the Rev. Fay Lundin . The church provided him with a lot of support and enjoyment. He was predeceased by his Father, Chelsey Lee Brock, Sr., his Mother, Essie Frances Cole Brock, a step son, Daniel Smith husband to Phyllis Smith. He is also predeceased by his step Granddaughter Kristin Bent.

He is survived by his Son, Michael Brock, his Brother Gene Brock, a step daughter, Sandra Mitchell Bent. His step Grandaughter Julianne Macias and her husband Jorge. Step Grandsons, Shawn and Michael Bent. He is survived by 2 nephews, Darrell Brock & Dennis Brock, a niece, Darlene Kohler. Also several (16) great nieces and nephews. He has several step nieces and nephews from his second marriage.

A memorial gathering will be held on January 26, 2019 at Robert E. Evans Funeral Home 16000 Annapolis Road Bowie, MD 20715 from 10 to 11am with a memorial service to begin at 11 am.

Inurnment to follow in George Washington Cemetery 9500 Riggs Road Adelphi MD.


  • Memorial Gathering Saturday, January 26, 2019
  • Memorial Service Saturday, January 26, 2019

Chelsey Lee Brock Jr.

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January 17, 2019

In the late fall of 1980, I won a radio contest. The prize was a one-way ticket to New York City. My soon to be fiancé Julianne was spending a year living with her grandparents after graduating from college. I parlayed my ticket into a round trip to Baltimore for Christmas. That was when I first met Lee and Vi. That's actually the very first thing I learned about them. They were very firm about what to call them. Lee's wry humor was a bit of a challenge at first, but when we got to talking world events, I knew we would enjoy long and involved conversations. I will forever be grateful for the many happy years Julianne was able to share with her grandparents. It also means a lot that we were able to make a trip to visit Lee two years ago, and got to pass on best wishes over the phone this past Christmas. Julianne and I will hold fiercely to these and many other golden memories. They are life's truest treasures.