George William Brock, Sr., 82, of Pittsburg, KS, died at 10: 23 a. m., Saturday, October 6, 2007, at his home.
He was born June 10, 1925, in Mound City, KS, the son of Giota E. and Lucille (Troth) Brock. He graduated from Mound City High School, and later received a degree in design engineering from North American. George served in the United States Navy during World War II. He lived in Fort Scott, KS, for some time before moving to Pittsburg in 1964.
George started several suc-cessful business ventures.
He purchased his first telephone company in 1946; at the time he was the youngest man in the United States to own a tele-phone company. In 1947 he founded Brock Directory Company. At various times he owned and operated ranches in southern and western Missouri, southeast Kansas, and Florida.
He also owned motels in Arkansas and Texas.
He was active in lay ministry and spoke at numerous revivals.
George was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Pittsburg.
He married Brenda Thacker on January 24, 1988. Survivors include his wife and his daughter, Marilyn L.
Brock, of the home.
Other survivors include three sons, George W.
Brock, Jr., of Union, MO, Paul E. Brock of Ozark, MO, and Ken-neth W. Brock of Pitts-burg, KS; a stepson, Jim Gilliland, and a stepdaughter, Shari Thomas, both of Mountain Home, AR; two sisters, Lorene Brooksher and Doris Cochran, both of Pittsburg, KS; nine grandchildren, and two greatgrandchil-dren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Harold Brock.
Funeral services will be held at 10: 00 a. m., Friday, October 12, 2007, at the First Church of the Nazarene in Pittsburg, KS, with Jim Sukraw officiating.
Burial will follow in the High-land Park Cemetery. The fami-ly will receive friends from 7: 00 to 8: 00 p. m. Thursday, October 11, 2007, at Bath Naylor Funeral Home in Pittsburg, KS, where friends may call after 1: 00 p. m.
Thursday. Condolences may be sent to www. bathnaylor. com.
If desired, memorial contribu-tions to the George W. Brock Memorial Foundation may be brought by or mailed to the BathNaylor Funeral Home, 522 S. Broadway, Pittsburg, KS 66762.