The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


May 11, 2013

Robert L. Brock

NEOSHO, Mo. — Robert L. Brock, 86, passed away on April 28, 2013, at his home in Neosho, Mo.

Robert was born Nov. 23, 1926, in Newton County, Mo., to Alva B. Brock and Orpha Mae (Cope) Brock.

Robert lived his entire life in the Neosho area. He graduated from Neosho High School in 1944. Robert was employed by and a general manager for Griffith Motor Company for nearly 40 years.

Robert married Lillys A. Carlin on May 19, 1946. She preceded him in death in 2001.

Robert had a lifelong passion for the outdoors, was an avid hunter and photographer. He was a lifelong member of the NRA, the Masons, the Republican Party and was a Southern Baptist. He also served on the Board of the Neosho Senior Center. Robert most enjoyed his friends and hunting buddies. Robert lived every day to its fullest and was pleased to be heading to his "happy hunting grounds" to be reunited with his one true love, Lillys, and with his numerous friends that had predeceased him. To his hunting buddies he is leaving behind, he wanted them to know he will miss you, but looks forward to seeing you again for more outdoor adventures.

Please join his family for a celebration of his life reception on Wednesday, May 15, at 6 p.m. at Neosho Civic Center. Honorary pallbearers are Bob Lasswell, Virgil Dahlstrom, Steve Whitehill, Charlie Arnce, Jerry McElhaney, Ron McConnell, Hal Brown, Adam Brown, Tom Carlin and David Carlin.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Roberts memory may be made to Crowder Foundation  in care of Clark Funeral Home P.O. Box 66 Neosho, MO 64850.

Arrangements are under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho.

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