Kenneth F. Brock went to be with the Lord Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at the age of 81 years and 10 months. He was born July 6, 1929 to Lewis and Minnie Maness Brock at Grays Knob, Kentucky in Harlan County. He was the third child in a family of eight children.
Kenneth left home at the age of 17 to go to work for Porcelain Steel in Connersville which later became H. H. Robertson. He retired from there as a quality superintendent after 37 years of employment. During the Korean War, Kenneth was inducted to the U.S. Army where he served for two years during the tenure of employment as Porcelain Steel. Shortly after his honorable discharge, he married the former Beatrice Burch, and they made their home in Connersville until 1992 when they moved to Princeton, Kentucky. For the last few years Kenneth and Bea had made their home in Bright, near Lawrenceburg. Kenneth became a Christian as a young boy and was an active member of Western Avenue Baptist Church, South Side Baptist Church in Princeton, Kentucky, and Friendship Baptist Church in Colerain, Ohio. For many years, he was very active with Gideons International, In his free time, he enjoyed fishing, hunting, and traveling, especially to the Holy Lands. Kenneth loved sports, but particularly Cincinnati Reds baseball and listening to University of Kentucky basketball on the radio.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years: Beatrice Burch Brock; son: Kenneth W. Brock of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; three grandsons: Regan M. Brock and his wife, Elizabeth; Brandon N. Brock, and Dakota W. Brock; three great grandchildren: Madison M., Audrey J., and Aiden M. Brock; two brothers: Reverend Clarence R. Brock and Reverend Archie C. Brock and his wife, Ada all of Cadiz, Kentucky, several nieces and nephews.
Preceding Kenneth in death are: a daughter: Rhonda Gail Brock, who died November 25, 1970; two brothers: Alvin L. Brock; Lacy W. Brock; three sisters: Iris Lorene Peace; Dorothy J. Wooten; Norma E. Gregory.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at Showalter Blackwell Long Funeral Home, Myers Chapel, Connersville, with Pastor Gary Jackson of Friendship Baptist Church officiating. Friends may visit at the funeral home Saturday from 1:30 p.m. until the time of the service, where memorial contributions may be made to Gideons International or Friendship Baptist Church. For more information or to send condolences, visit www.ShowalterBlackwellLong.com.