OBITUARY

Jerry Brock

October 10, 1930December 30, 2020

Jerrold Ray Brock, age 90, entered into the presence of his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, December 30, 2020. He leaves his wife of 66 years, Bonita, three children and their spouses; Brad and Linda Brock, Phil and Lorin Spotts, Todd and Diana brock, 14 grandchildren and 24 great-great-grandchildren, with their 25th on the way!

Jerrold, otherwise known as “Jerry, Dad, and Grandpops” was born in Vernon, Texas on October 10, 1930 to Billie C. and Chester Brock. In the summer of 1941 at the age of 11, Jerry met 8-year-old Bonita Caston at the Chillicothe swimming pool. It was love at first site. They were sweethearts for almost 80 years.

Jerry graduated from Chillicothe High School in 1948 and then attended Texas A&M until the Korean War broke out. He chose to volunteer and join the air force. He was a flight chief and drill instructor at Shepherd Air Force Base in Wichita Falls. While in the Air Force Jerry and Bo were married on April 3, 1954. After being released from the Air Force Jerry and Bo moved to Houston. Jerry graduated from the University of Houston, but he has always considered himself to be a full-fledged Aggie. His love for ATM was passed on to his children and grandchildren as there are 17 family members (so far) that have attended.

In 1956, Jerry went to work for his Uncle Cecil at Service Painting Company. He eventually purchased the company and renamed it The Brock Group. In Jerry’s lifetime he had the privilege of seeing his company grow from 30 employees to over 17,000. Though Jerry loved the company he believed that your “work” should not define you. There is so much more! He was loved his family and was the gold standard for being a devoted husband, father, grandfather, faithful friend and Christ follower.

In 1942, as a 12 year old, Jerry gave his heart and life to Jesus at RA camp. He was a member of Second Baptist Church, taught Bible Study for over 40 years, served as a deacon for 6 decades, and was an avid soul winner for Christ.

He and Bonita spent their most precious times at their ranch in the Hill Country. His favorite days included feeding his deer, fishing on the lake, mowing on his tractor – all with family and friends. The Lord was so sweet to grant Jerry his wish to draw his last breath at Whisper Valley.

Jerry, Dad, and Grandpops was deeply loved and will be greatly missed, but his beautiful legacy will forever live on as we strive to ‘love God and His people’ as Jerry did.

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Services

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Memories

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Eddie & Charlene Williams

January 8, 2021

We will always cherish the many memories of our friendship with Jerry, Bo, Brad, and Todd. You are in our hearts and prayers.

Kevin & Brooke Phillips

January 6, 2021

The love we have for Mr. Brock cannot be expressed enough in words, but the memories will last a lifetime. He has been a champion for us and our ministry from the beginning.

Our greatest memory was spending our 10th anniversary (Jerry & Bo's 50th anniversary) together at Verde Valley Ranch. We wouldn't trade hearing their stories and being inspired by the love they have for each other for anything. It was such an encouraging time as we were beginning our own legacy for our young family.

Mr. Brock has created an amazing legacy through the way he led his family and cared for others. His love for Jesus was contagious! Many others have joined Mr. Brock's legacy through his love and support for those who didn't yet know Christ. Because of his faithfulness, Mr. Brock will be joined in heaven with a multitude of believers who are there because he sowed in the harvest fields of souls! We look forward to celebrating together one day!

Mr. Brock, you will be truly missed!

Carey West

January 6, 2021

I met Jerry, as his personal trainer, when he was 89 years young! He had the life and energy of a young man, indeed! He was always smiling and positive, even when I made him do extra repetitions with weights or squats. I found out quickly his love for Bonita and his big family. I only wish I had met him earlier, he blessed me and I know he will be missed.

Mistie Sain

January 6, 2021

Mr. Brock was such a kind, generous man. I have enjoyed working for him and the family for many years. He always lit up the room with a big smile and hello. My prayers are with his family that they remember all the blessings they have that he gave them and be assured he lived a wonderful life and was a blessing to many. He will be missed by all.

Mistie Sain

Nikki Hoffpauir

January 6, 2021

One of my favorite memories of Mr. Jerry is one summer at our SLU 101 in San Antonio. He shows up at the start of the week with two young men he had been mentoring to walk through the program with them. At the time he was our board chairman so it was pretty exciting for us as staff to have him onsite. Yet, he didn't want any VIP treatment (in fact he was on of the first people to teach and model for me that you should just really treat everyone like a VIP because that was how Jesus did it - He valued people and met them where they were at). He just wanted to be with these guys he had been investing in and walk alongside them. He was always that kind of leader.

He showed up for people. He walked alongside people as he helped them grow. He believed in people until they learned to believe in themselves. He lead well. He loved well. Sending my love to you Mrs. Bo.

Brent Crowe

January 5, 2021

C.S. Lewis once describe life as the "title page for eternity". Mr. Brock was one of the kindest and most incredible men I've ever had the privilege of knowing. The story he told with his life, his 'title page', that had redemption as the dominant theme and the Redeemer as the hero. His was a rare life worth imitating, he lived well, and he finished focusing on Jesus. If earth is the bank on one side of the river, then the heaven country is the bank on the other side. Mr. Brock took his last breath on earth, took a boat to the other side, and when his foot touched the ground he knew he was home. All the while he knew that his Father owned the land on both sides. And what a story he is living now! What an adventure heaven must be for him! I am one among a chorus of lives that were deeply impacted by his obedience to the faith. And for that I am forever grateful.

Misti Williams

January 5, 2021

So very sorry for your loss, Mr. Brock was an amazing man and always so caring of his employees. My prayers are with all of you at this very difficult time. I know he will be very missed.

James and Denise Clark

January 5, 2021

Jerry was a kind and generous man who loved the Lord. We are sorry for the loss of one so dear, but know that he is in heaven with Jesus. He will be greatly missed.

Gary & Susan Passons

January 5, 2021

I am so sorry for the loss to the Brock family of their Godly and beloved patriarch Jerry. However, I rejoice in the fact of his being in the very presence of our Lord Jesus. What a giant of a man in faith, generosity, and humility. I pray God’s love and peace will saturate the Brock family.

Lockwood and Tricia Holmes

January 5, 2021


No Man of God I have ever known that was finer.. With Jesus now, can’t wait to join him one day for Eternity!!

FROM THE FAMILY