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Thomas Lee Brock

October 21, 1942 — February 14, 2024

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Thomas Lee Brock was born October 21, 1942 to Clyde Thomas and Clara Lee Brock in Temple, Texas. He passed away on February 14, 2024 in Cleburne, Texas.

Tom graduated from Temple High School and attended Temple College, Texas A&M, East Texas State University (B.S. Degree), and received his Master’s Degree from Texas A&M University Commerce.

As a Vietnam Veteran of the US Army, Tom later continued his military service through the Army National Guard Reserves. He retired as First Sergeant of HHC 49th Aviation Company at the Dallas Naval Air Station.

Tom’s 45 year teaching career included such sciences as chemistry, biology, physical science, etc. He taught at Quinlan High School, Ft Worth Country Day School, Grandview High School, and Jesuit College Prep School in Dallas. To further his education Tom took part in science related conferences and symposiums at the University of Houston, Eastfield College, SMU, Texas State University, UT, University of Dallas, University of Northern Arizona, MIT and Ireland.

Outside of the classroom through the years Tom participated with students in such activities and positions as National Science Fair sponsor, assistant soccer coach, junior class sponsor—which involved the junior senior prom, Science Club, transporting students as their bus driver—to and from school and driver for the band bus, and led young men at Jesuit in the Mad Scientists—presenting science experiments for younger grade levels at other schools. Tom even had the opportunity to escort Jesuit students on trips to Australia, Africa, China and most of the South and Central America with fellow teacher and department head, Bob Lanier.

Tom married his wife Sharon Austin on July 15, 1978 in Fort Worth, Texas. They have three children—Benjamin, Katherine, and Laura—and five grandchildren—Brianna, Kyla, Taylor, Logan and Lucas. One of Tom’s favorite vacation places to go with Sharon, the kids and grandkids was Rockport, Texas along the Texas coast. Out of all the areas Tom traveled, his favorite was the old sod, Ireland. His grandmother, Myrtle McNeil Brock, shared her love of Ireland with him throughout his younger years. He and Sharon were able to tour England, Wales and Ireland. One of the greatest highlights of the trips included being able to attend an Easter service at Salisbury Cathedral in England.

Growing up in Temple, Tom began his Christian journey by attending local Baptist and Methodist churches. He later joined Sharon’s home church, Trinity Lutheran in Ft Worth. After moving to Grandview, Tom and the family became members of First Presbyterian Church of Itasca. He and Sharon taught junior high Sunday school and served as Deacons at FPC. As the children grew older, the family was active at United Presbyterian Church in Cleburne. Tom and Sharon’s current membership is with Pathway Church (formerly called St Matthew Cumberland Presbyterian Church) in Burleson.

Tom is survived by his wife Sharon Brock of Grandview, Texas, son Benjamin Brock and wife Christine of Littleton, Colorado, daughter Katherine Deane and husband Dustin of Cleburne, Texas, daughter Laura Bullard and husband Will of Granbury, Texas, as well as granddaughters Brianna, Kyla and Taylor Brock, grandsons Logan and Lucas Deane, brother Michael Brock, and lots of cousins, in laws, friends, and former students.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or Shriner’s Hospital.

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Monday, February 26, 2024

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Monday, February 26, 2024

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