Ray Brock, 74, of Hazleton and formerly of Robinson, Ill., passed away Friday, March 23, 2012, at his residence.  


He was born June 1, 1937 in Oblong, Ill., to Richard and Esther (Spencer) Brock, who preceded him in death. 


On Nov., 5 1955, in Hernando, Miss., he was married to Rowenna K. Mikeworth, who survives. 


In 1956, he joined the U.S. Army, serving until he was honorably discharged in 1962, receiving commendations as both a sharpshooter and marksman.  

He was employed as a heavy equipment operator with Union Carbide of Robinson, for 28 years and was a member of the American Legion of Hutsonville, Ill., Elks Lodge 1188 as well as the Masonic lodge of West Union.


Survivors include his wife, Kay Brock of Hazleton; son, Michael Brock of Robinson; daughters, Vicki (Mitch) McClellan of Princeton and Bobbi (Tony) Wallace also of Princeton.  Other survivors include brothers, Bill (Linda) Brock of Lake City Fla., Warren (Debbie) Brock also of Lake City, and sister, Martha Jane (Terry) White of Robinson, Ill.; 13 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.


He is preceded in death by his parents, and brothers, Randall and Roger. 


There will be no visitation. Graveside burial of ashes is at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 27, at Hutsonville New Cemetery in Hutsonville, Ill., with the Robinson, Ill. VFW providing military honors.