AUBURN - Judge Edward Troy Brock, Jr., 87, passed away Saturday, August 9, 2014, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, surrounded by family.
Judge Brock was born in Walton County on March 19, 1927. His parents were Edward and Mary Sheets Brock, Sr. of Atlanta. He was raised in the Grove Park Area of Atlanta. Upon graduation from West Fulton High School in Atlanta, he joined the United States Marine Corp and fought in World War II in the Pacific Theatre. After graduating from Woodrow Wilson Law School, he practiced law in the Atlanta area with the law firm of Turner, Brock and Tisdale. He was appointed to the bench in 1955 by Atlanta Mayor William Hartsfield. Judge Brock was proudest of his work with the youth jury system, which he developed and implemented in the late 1960s. After retiring, he became Judge Emeritus and served as a Judge for several municipalities including Barrow County.
He was married to Joan Sandlin Brock of Winder for 55 years until her death in 2005. In 2013, he married Bobbie DeLoach Sikes of Gainesville, where he lived with her until his death. Judge Brock enjoyed many hobbies. He loved working on his beloved farm, flying, traveling, and being with his family. He attended Carl Baptist Church and belonged to many clubs.
Survivors in addition to his wife, Bobbie Sikes Brock, include daughters and sons-in-law, Elaine and Kenneth Lunsford and Gail and Jeff Benko; grandchildren, Brock (Alicia) Rhymer, Jared (Sarah) Benko, Trent (Sarah) Rhymer, Coleman (Kimberly) Benko, Karie (Laird) Turpin, Mandy (Don) Malcolm, and Carrie Lunsford; and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 13, at 11 a.m., from the chapel of Carter Funeral Home with the Rev. Phil Connell officiating. The family will receive friends Tuesday, August 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Winder.
Carter Funeral Home, Winder, is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.carterfhwinder.com