CSM (Ret) James Kenneth Brock

June 14, 1934July 5, 2018

James Kenneth Brock (Command Sergeant Major, U.S. Army Retired) passed peacefully at 5:40 pm on July 5, 2018. He was 84. James was born in Macon, Georgia to the late Malvin and Alma Brock. Shirley (deceased), his only sibling, and he were very close. He graduated from Jordan Vocational High School in 1952. He served honorably for 30 years in the U.S. Army, beginning with National Guard duty, entering active duty in 1956 and retiring in 1985. His military service included three tours in Vietnam and culminated in St. Louis, where he served as the Command Sergeant Major of the Army Aviation Systems Command. Among his many military honors, he was awarded the Legion of Merit for his long and dedicated service to our country. James was a Master Mason at Mt. Herman Lodge #304 in Columbus, Georgia. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Sarah Miles Brock; Son James K. (Chip) Brock Jr.; Daughter Wendy Michele (Brock) Ross; Daughter Dawn Elizabeth (Brock) Shoemaker; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A Visitation will be held Tuesday, July, 10, 2018 at Striffler-Hamby Mortuary from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm. A graveside service will be held Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at Parkhill Cemetery at 11:00 am with full Military Honors. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Brock family.


  • Sarah Elizabeth Miles Brock, Wife
  • James K. "Chip" Brock Jr., Son
  • Wendy Michele Ross, Daughter
  • Dawn Elizabeth Shoemaker, Daughter
  • Mr. Brock also leaves five grandchildren and three great grandchildren to cherish his loving memory.


  • Visitation Tuesday, July 10, 2018
  • Graveside Service Wednesday, July 11, 2018

CSM (Ret) James Kenneth Brock

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Chris & Janet Autry

July 11, 2018

CSM Brock was a fine and true man. Having only met him once at my fathers funeral, I have heard stories of him from my Dad all of my life. Our prayers are with Miss Sarah and her family during this time and hold his legacy dear to our heart that we were blessed to have met this wonderful man.

Chris & Janet Autry

Pat Sledge

July 9, 2018

Dear Chip, My heart is with you and John and your entire family as you say goodbye to your father. Safe travels to you and know that I will be thinking of you. Sincerely yours, Pat Sledge