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This Month     |     A Tribute To Master Sergeant Charles E. Brock

Master Sergeant Charles Brock

Charles Earl Brock, first son of the late Charlie Brock and Inez Rasberry Brock, was born on April 22, 1950 in Pitt County, North Carolina. Preceding him in death was his youngest brother, Burnie R. Brock, his elder brother, Larry Smith, and his eldest sister, Rosemary Smith Maye.

Charles attended Lenoir and Pitt County Schools and graduated from Grifton High School in 1969. After graduation, Charles moved to Newark, NJ where he gained employment with Western Electric Company and remained there until he joined the United States Army in 1974. During Charles’ stay in Newark, while visiting his family in North Carolina, Charles met and married Melba Deloris King of Grifton in 1970, and remained married for 39 years until death did they part. During their union was born one precious daughter, Lakeva Brock.

Charles was a man of dedication to his family, his sport, and his country. He never forgot how his mother Inez, struggled to raise her children. He often gave credit for his upbringing to the whole community of Grifton and would invite those people to events he sponsored. Over the years, Charles always helped his mother take care of his brothers and sisters as he and his loving and generous wife “Lois” traveled throughout his military career. He assumed the role of a father to his siblings early in his full, but short life. Nobody came before family.

Charles was a sportsman, an athlete of profound skills. While attending Grifton High School, Charles played varsity basketball, was a track star and a wide-receiver on the football team, “The Grifton Bulldogs”. Charles, Larry Sutton, Sam Brown, and Eber Mitchell were a force to recon with, and they were his closest friends. Charles set the school record for running a mile and the record held for many years after he graduated. While living in Newark, Charles studied Shaolin Kung Fu under Master Allen Lee of China. It was amazing to watch him perform Martial Arts. He became a Kung Fu Instructor and before entering the U.S. Army, he visited his mother in Grifton and taught many of the kids in the community the basics of Kung Fu: Johnny Willis, Greg Garrett, “Poochie” Wilson, Tim Brown and others. We even made a movie that we laughed about for years. He even taught his daughter and his grandsons a little Kung Fu. Charles was a great brother and friend. He truly love his uncles, aunts, cousins, and in-laws. The Rasberry girls were always dearest to his heart, whom he loved as sisters.

Charles was a decorated soldier with numerous awards for high achievements. He was a radio repair technician but loved training the troops and physical training. He served as a Platoon Sergeant, a Senior Technical Instructor at Fort Gordon, GA Signal Center, Senior Drill Instructor at Fort Jackson, SC, First Sergeant at Fort Gordon, GA, and had many other high authority positions while serving his country. Charles loved it all. His soldiers call him “B - Rock”. Charles served 24 years in the U.S. Army and retired May 27, 1998 as Master Sergeant Brock.

After retirement, Charles became a Sheriff for Columbia County Sheriff Department in Martinez, GA from 2001 to 2003. During that time he received a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Brenau University. Charles was a loving son, husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and cousin, as well as a devoted friend.