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Posted: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 1:15 am

Bob Brock

Sept. 20, 1922-Jan. 15, 2012

Bob L. Brock of Crawfordsville died at 3:45 p.m. Sunday in St. Elizabeth East Hospital at Lafayette. He was 89.

Mr. Brock taught and coached basketball at Richland Township, Tell City High School and Wabash College. He concluded his career as an administrator at Fountain Central and Turkey Run high schools, retiring in 1987. During the summers he worked as an independent contractor and in retirement he tended his small farm near Crawfordsville. 

He graduated from Clay City High School in 1940 and earned a bachelor’s degree from Indiana State Teachers College in 1949, adding a master’s degree in 1963. He served in the Marine Corps from 1942 to 1945 and served in the South Pacific.

He was a member of Christ’s United Methodist Church at Crawfordsville. His other memberships included: American Legion, Masonic Lodge 19 Terre Haute, Wabash College Hall of Fame and Montgomery County Basketball Hall of Fame. He received a distinguished alumni award from Indiana State University in 2009.

He was born Sept. 20, 1922, at Linton, to Cecil and Georgia Brock. He married Nadine Ley on June 15, 1947, at Clay City. She survives.

Other survivors include: children, Robert (Marsha) Brock of Toney, Ala., Dianne Brock of Cumming, Ga., and John (Carol) Brock of Lafayette; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Brother Warren Brock and grandson Michael Brock are deceased.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at Christ’s United Methodist Church. Burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery, Clay City. Friends may call 4-7 p.m. Thursday at Hunt & Son Funeral Home, 107 N. Grant Ave., and one hour prior to services Friday at the church.

Memorials may be made to Christ's United Methodist Church.