"Dignity without Compromise"
Clifford Harrison Brock
Clifford Harrison Brock, lovingly known as "Brock" to his friends and family, died Friday, December 1, 2006 in Glenpool at the age of 84. He was born January 25, 1922 in Avant, Oklahoma to Charles and Elsie (Okerson) Brock. After graduating Bartlesville High School in 1940, Brock joined the U.S. Army. He married Helen Thomas on January 23, 1942 in Okmulgee. Brock was best known for his ability to play fast pitch softball, and as a young man, had an opportunity to play professional baseball. Playing for the Phillips 66 Softball Team, he was an All-State Player. He was also a longtime cattleman and enjoyed raising horses. He was a former member of the Local AFL-CIO, where he served as president for many years and retired from the Phillips 66 Refinery as a still man. He was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church.
Preceding him in death were his parents, an infant twin son, two brothers, Albert and Floyd Brock and four sisters, Ethel Smithson, Violet Creed, Thelma Englebert and Lela Kelley.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Helen, a daughter, Terri Bridges and husband Michael of Mounds, a son, Tom Brock of Tulsa, grandchildren, Charles Brock, Wade Brock, Brandie Shouse, and Brooke Pingelton and great grandchildren, Brody Shouse, Wendy Shouse, Jordan Brock, Sydnie Brock, and Cameron Brock. He is also survived by many in-laws and friends.
A funeral service will be held 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, December 5, 2006 at the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend David Hamilton officiating. Interment will follow in the Okmulgee Cemetery. Casketbearers will be Don Thomas, Tom Dooley, Lynn Haslett, Billy Hughes, Tug Baughn and Doug Penn. Military Rites will be conducted at the graveside by the Ft. Sill Honor Guard. Friends may visit the funeral home from 2-8 P.M. on Monday. Arrangements are under the direction of the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home of Okmulgee. www.mcclendon-winters.com