Brock, Steve

Luther Stephen Brock

April 11, 1933 - May 25, 2021

Luther Stephen Brock of Streetman, Texas passed away on May 25, 2021 at the age of 88. He was born on April 11, 1933 to Ernest and Marguerite (Pate) Brock in Pampa, Texas.  After spending some of his childhood in Hawthorne California, Steve grew up on a farm in Littlefield, Texas. He attended Littlefield High School where he played football and was an integral part of the 1949 State Championship team. He graduated in 1950 and went on to play football at McMurry College in Abilene, Texas.  He then proudly served his country in the United States Army in Colorado and San Francisco, CA. Luther married Ambie Joyce Congdon on January 11, 1957 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. They celebrated their 63rd Anniversary this past January.

Steve has spent his life as a master salesman and sportsman. He spent 22 years at Farmers Exchange Sporting Goods in Lubbock, Texas.  This began a life of water sports and time on the lake. Steve fully believed in the saying that “the family that plays together stays together.” Weekends and vacations were always centered on family trips to the lake where he taught countless people how to ski and fish. In 1986, he and Joyce opened their own boat business, Steve Brock Boat Sales where he worked until he “retired” in 1997.  Dreaming of having a house on the lake, he and Joyce moved to Richland Chambers Lake in Streetman, Texas.  Here they enjoyed fishing, boating, and entertaining countless family and friends. Along with the effort he put into showing everyone a good time, he continued demonstrating his strong work ethic well into his 80’s starting Steve’s Wood Flooring.

He has always supported all of his kids’ and grandkids’ endeavors, but as an athlete, was especially excited about football, basketball, baseball and wrestling season as he watched literally thousands of games and matches over his lifetime. More than once, he has been seen sending messages to the huddle with words of advice to Coaches Lee, Bryan or Rodney as to how to run the defense or call the next play.

Throughout his life, he always kept his fun loving spirit, never met a stranger, and welcomed anyone that came to his door, inviting them for a meal, take a sunset fishing run, or shoot a game of pool.  He was known and loved by many, drawing everyone in with his jokes, humor, and generous spirit.

He loved the Lord! He and Joyce attended New Hope Baptist Church in Streetman, Texas.  He always said one of his greatest joys was that his children and grandchildren were all following the Lord and continue to live in the Christian faith.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce Brock; children, Debbie Coomer of Dallas, Texas, Gail Morris and husband, Lynn of Dallas, Texas, Dr. Lee Brock and wife, Sarah of McKinney, Texas, Bryan Brock and wife, Jenevie of Dallas, Texas, Mike Brock and wife, Tracey of Leander, Texas, April Doyle and husband, Rodney of Allen, Texas, and Steven Brock of Pflugerville, Texas; 25 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; sisters, Ernestene Farley and husband, Sonny of Lubbock, Texas and Cheryl Townsend and husband, Glen of Rockwall, Texas; and numerous other loving nieces, nephews and friends.

Steve was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Helen Taylor; and brother, Charles Leland Brock.

A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, May 29, 2021 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Allen, Texas. The service will also be live streamed at TJMfuneral.com on Steve’s obituary page by clicking on the following link: https://celebrationoflife.tv/blog/luther-stephen-brock. After the service, the recorded live stream will be available for viewing at the same link location.

The family will receive friends during a visitation and viewing on Friday from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and at 9:00 am at the funeral home.

Interment will be held on Sunday, May 30, 2021 at Littlefield Cemetery in Littlefield, Texas at 2:00 p.m.

Donations may be made to Lubbock Meals on Wheels.

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Everything I am was instilled etched and tattooed in my soul from my dad and uncle Steve as a child I would watch him with intense curiosity not knowing which sleeve he would pull the magic from. That magic , that humor all was spawned by love . The love he had not only for his family but his friends that he wanted to feel comfort and joy. He is a cornerstone in the life and times of Tyson H. Brock Somewhere a path stretches over the stars where the rivers of memories flow .And the brightness of days shared fill the darkest of nights I love you all dearly . Tyson H. Brock, May 29, 2021 We were blessed to have known him and to serve the Lord with you both at New Hope. You two will always be in our hearts as a part of the Forever Family of God and we look forward to our future reunion. God bless and keep you, Joyce. Love, hugs. Dan and Pam Dan and Pam Epps, May 28, 2021 My deepest condolences for your loss of Steve. I’m at a loss for words that might ease the grief and pain you are experiencing. I’m praying for peace and love for you all as you move forward without him, but looking forward to the day when you’ll see him again. The words you used to describe him was my exact experience when I first met him in ‘89/‘90. I felt included like part of the family. And that kindness and openness is a legacy living on in all of you. What a tribute to an amazing man, husband, brother, father, uncle, grandfather, and friend! Kari-girl, May 28, 2021 Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy. John 16:22 Love and prayers for the entire Brock family. Thankful that you are grieving with hope, but grieving nevertheless. Steve was a mighty presence in this world and I know he will be missed greatly. Dawn Parten, May 28, 2021