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Flora Jean Garlock

October 25, 1930September 29, 2019
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Flora Jean Fox Garlock was the daughter of Sam & Leuvina Fox, She was born on October 25, 1930 in the town of Okeene, OK. Flora Jean married the love of her life, Frank Garlock, on January 3, 1952. She and Frank traveled to over 50 countries ministering in churches & visiting missionaries. Flora Jean will best be remembered for the hundreds of lives she touched with her beautifully moving hymn playing stylings. She is succeeded in life by her husband Frank of 67 years, her brother Bob Fox, her three children Shelly, Randy, and Gina and sons-in-law, Ron Hamilton and David Greene. She had fourteen grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, you may donate to Hope for the Home non-profit organization, which supports children’s mission projects around the world.


  • Sam Fox, Father (deceased)
  • Leuvina Fox, Mother (deceased)
  • Frank Garlock, Husband
  • Bob Fox, Brother
  • Shelly Hamilton, Daughter
  • Randy Garlock, Son
  • Gina Greene, Daughter
  • Ron Hamilton, Son-in-law
  • David Greene, Son-in-law
  • She had fourteen grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

  • Hope for the Home non-profit organization


  • Visitation Saturday, October 5, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, October 5, 2019


Flora Jean Garlock

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Daniel Nagy

October 11, 2019

Mrs. Garlock was a true piano artist, with such elegance and charm in her playing. Her hymn stylings were exquisite. She was my mentor for several years and I learned so much from her; lessons that I will forever treasure and that I now pass on to my own piano students on a daily basis. I'll never forget her wisdom, her kindness and patience with me and her words of advise... "don't think only about the melody ... think about the lyrics....". Thank you Mrs. Garlock, your music is eternal and will live on forever in the hearts of many.

Martha Sisler

October 7, 2019

I just ordered a trombone solo book online, then realized it was published by Majestic Music. "Oh, that has to be from the Hamiltons and Garlocks!" So, I went to the Majestic home page and am so saddened to see the obituary of my great piano instructor. My summers with the Garlocks were the most valuable times in my music education, and the treasured days with Mrs. Garlock's piano instruction have, in turn, been a blessing to others as I share what she taught. May God bless all of you greatly with His comfort. You are very special in my heart.
Martha Sisler, M.S, Sacred Music, Pensacola '89

Tonya Douglas-Tucker

October 4, 2019

Sharilyn, my Sharilyn. I'm falling in love with you!
Can't you see I want to be the one who's holding you?
When you smile I seize with wile. It fills my heart with glee!
So, Sharilyn, my Sharilyn, will you come home with me?

This has always been one of my first memories when you two come to mind. I thought it was one of the most precious things I had ever heard...and I still do. Flora Jean had delivered this very special package and you, Bro. Frank, were beside yourself. I am sure this one will be an extremely appreciated comfort as you adjust to life without her Mom, and wait for God's call for you to join her. I loved you both intensely. My prayers are with you and your family.

Renita Douglas

October 3, 2019

I was so blessed to be part of the Garlock’s music ministry in the 80’s. I always hung on every note as she played the preludes, offertories and postludes. I especially loved when she and Shelly would play together. What a great Christian lady she was. My prayers are with you all during this time. Your loss is heaven’s gain.

Linda (Gunter) Phillips

October 3, 2019

I was blessed to grow up hearing Mrs. Garlock play the piano at the "old Southside" on Augusta Road. She was a sweet friend to my dear mother, and she was a blessing and encouragement to my family during those years.
She was a godly lady and wonderful example of a loving wife. She truly epitomized the Proverbs 31 woman. Whenever our paths would cross, I also noticed what a classy lady she was. She was a lovely lady, inside and outside!
I was sad to hear of her passing; she will be greatly missed by many. My prayers are with her family.

Stephen Hanna

October 3, 2019

Oct 3 2019 just happened to pull up Majesty web and there was the announcement of Mrs. Garlock's passing She was so kind to me I studied hymn playing with her 1977-1980 and was graced by her giving a reception dinner in her home after my senior piano recital at BJU in May 1980. My other teacher Mrs. Ramsey attended. Before my attending BJU, Mrs. Garlock came to Kokomo Indiana with her Husband Dr. Frank Garlock to minister to us in music at Indian Heights Grace Brethren Church. In our class session one time she played for us her arrangement of How great Thou Art ----truly memorable! Her inspiration has followed me for all these years encouraging me to use whatever talent given to glorify Him. I was so happy to sit once again under her instruction at a Majesty music conference at South Bend, IN in 2012. In our Blessed hope in the Savior we will all see each other again in the very near future. Sympathy to the family but with joy in such a loving wife and mother you have experienced ! Dr. Stephen C. Hanna Ft. Meade /Sarasota Florida

Debbie Dierking

October 1, 2019

Mrs. Garlock was my piano teacher for five years. She probably never knew the impact she had had on my life. I have taught piano now for forty years, teaching hymn playing using the methods she taught me. I still thrill to hear recordings of her playing. She's likely playing the best she ever has, on the best pianos she ever dreamed possible, in heaven.