Fallen Hero: LTC Thomas L. Brock (Ret)


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Wednesday, July 5, 2023, 10 am- 12:30 pm, Temple Baptist Church, Old Highway 11, Oak Grove


Wednesday, July 5, 2023, 12:30 pm, Temple Baptist Church, Old Highway 11, Oak Grove


Honoring a Fallen Hero, Who Served Within the Mississippi National Guard.  “Fallen, Yet Not Forgotten”

In recognition of our proud American tradition of honorable service which our military men and women have given to their country and our State, we honor a Fallen Hero. Our nation, our state, and the National Guard Association of MS (NGAMS) regard the memorializing of its retired military deceased as an honorable and sacred obligation.

Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero has been released from duty, passed from our ranks on June 29 , 2023, and has moved on to his heavenly home.  LTC Thomas L. Brock (Ret), age 77, who had served as a member of the MS Army National Guard within the 114th Area Support Group and the Shelby Installation Support Unit (ISU) during their mobilization in the 2004-2014 timeframe, has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord.

It takes a special person to serve within the military for their country, giving up their family time, comfort, and safety for their country, ultimately for all Americans to enjoy their freedoms, safety, and way of life. We now applaud you for your service to our country. A special message from General Douglas McArthur remains applicable today for our servicemen that have passed: “Old Soldiers never die; they just fade away”.

Rest in Peace Soldier. We applaud your patriotism and brave efforts in serving our country and your family for their support of your service. We thank you for your service. Without your efforts and your families’ support, our country would not stand so boldly, shine so bright and live so free.

You now have earned a rest, so go fly with the Angels, go rest high on that mountain; your work on earth is done. Go to heaven a-shoutin’ Love for the Father and the Son.

Another great Soldier has gone home, “Fallen, Yet Not Forgotten, Soldier for Life”.

Obituary, Visitation, and Service details:

Services will be held at 12:30 P.M. Wednesday, July 5, 2023, at Temple Baptist Church for Lt Col (Ret) Thomas L Brock, Jr., 77, of the Oak Grove Community, who passed away Thursday, June 29, 2023.

Interment will be in New Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery in Vardaman, MS at 1:00 P.M. Thursday, July 6, 2023.

Mr. Brock graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a degree in Economics and was in the USM ROTC. After graduating, he went into the United States Army and retired as Lieutenant Colonel. He also retired from Regions Bank after a 40 year career and was a member of Temple Baptist Church. Mr. Brock was very active in the community and school booster clubs, especially for Oak Grove Schools. He had a great love for the Oak Grove Warriors and the University of Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Leon and Dixie Brock.

Mr. Brock is survived by his wife of 36 years, Sandie Brock of the Oak Grove Community; two daughters, Laurie Brock of Lexington, KY and Nikki Abston (Byron) of Tuscaloosa, AL; three step-sons, Joey Boyd (Jennifer) of Phoenix, AZ, Tim Boyd (Sallie) of Ringgold, GA and Rusty Clayton (Jana) of Jasper, IN; one brother, John Brock (Pam) of Northport, AL and eleven grandchildren, Abby Yarbro (Eric), Emma, Bo and Brock Abston, Landon (Katie), Jack, Kennedy and Brock Boyd, Hailey and Ava Clayton and Johnathan Cutcher (Kimmie).

Visitation will begin at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, July 5, 2023, at Temple Baptist Church.