Beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and son, Charles Eddie “Chuck” Brock, 65, of San Antonio, Texas, was welcomed home into the arms of our Heavenly Father on Sunday, October 3, 2021.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, October 23, from 12 to 1 p.m. at Brown-Dawson-Flick Funeral Home, 1350 Millville Ave. in Hamilton, Ohio, with Freddy Baker officiating. Family will receive visitors from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. prior to the service.
Chuck was born to Charlie and Edith Brock on May 10, 1956, in Hamilton. He graduated from Garfield High School in 1974. His love of cars influenced his career path, and he began work with General Motors as a machine repairman after high school, moving to UAW Skilled Trades Committeeman and a UAW Representative on the Bargaining Committee at Fisher Body Local 223 – Hamilton, Fisher Body Local 977 – Marion, and Delphi Local 696 – Dayton. Chuck’s strong sense of work ethic was passed down to him from his father and he retired from GM in 2006 after more than thirty years with the company. A family man, he married his wife of twenty-nine years, Audrey Hutchens, on February 29, 1992. In 2002, Chuck gave his life over to the Lord and remained devoted to his faith throughout his life.
He was an active father in his three children’s lives. He loved to coach Scott, first, and then Chris, later, in T-ball and Little League, and he enjoyed being a fan and cheering them on from the stands when their interests turned to basketball and hockey. When his daughter Stephanie was little, the two would race around the house, and when she would win, he would declare, “I is the winner,” to make her mad; the routine quickly became one of their favorite games. He had the same affection for his grandchildren, and, in his later years, he moved from Ohio to Texas to be closer to his children and grandchildren. Chuck spent every Saturday with his grandchildren.
Chuck enjoyed a good, cold Coca-Cola to accompany his mama’s chicken and dumplings and for dessert, her chocolate cake with a big glass of milk. His love of home cooking inspired him to cook hearty breakfasts for his family—most notably his mama’s recipe for biscuits and gravy. Throughout his life, he was particularly fond of vacationing to Myrtle Beach and Gatlinburg with his family. A Master Mason, Chuck will be dearly remembered for his sense of humor and storytelling as well as for being a loyal friend to many.
Chuck is survived by his wife, Audrey of San Antonio; three children, Scott Brock and wife Misti of Wichita Falls, Texas, and Stephanie Gonzalez and husband Nick and Chris Brock and girlfriend Quetzali Cortez, all of San Antonio; three sisters, Charlene Bowling and husband Abraham of Reily Township, Ohio, Charlotte Allen and husband Bill of Middletown, Ohio, and Debby Brock and Jack Betz of Hamilton, Ohio; seven grandchildren, Isabella, Ismael, Santiago, and Camila Gonzalez, and Aleigh, Abree, and Axel Brock; numerous nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, and grand-nephews; and a special aunt, Lillie Schooley.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Kenneth Brock; his special niece, Dawn White; his mother-in-law, Yolanda Hutchens; and his brother-in-law, Clifford West.
The family requests flowers be sent to the funeral home and donations be made in his memory to The Upside, Advocacy and Advancement for Individuals with Down Syndrome at paypal.me/theupsidewf.