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Brock, Robert (Bob) Wesley

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November 16, 1928 - February 16, 2016

Brock, Robert (Bob) Wesley

Robert (Bob) Wesley Brock passed away on February 16, 2016. He was born on November 16, 1928, in Denton, Texas, to Ernest and Marguerite Brock. Bob attended school in Denton from first grade through his graduation from University of North Texas with a journalism degree.

Following graduation, Bob went to work as a beat reporter for the Denton Record Chronicle, working there until he signed on at the Dallas Times Herald. Bob and his wife Dee moved to Dallas in 1952, where they began their family and a long relationship with the city. Bob remained at the Times Herald until the newspaper was sold.

First a beat reporter at the Times Herald, Bob soon became a popular and long-standing reporter on the entertainment scene in Dallas and around the country. He covered the burgeoning nightclub scene, which included not only up-and-coming local talent, but also local appearances of many national celebrities. Later, he became the television editor of the Times Herald, best known for his weekly column “Ask Bob Brock” and expanding his presence in the local celebrity scene.

In recent years, Bob moved to The Bentley in Dallas where he immediately became a leader of the retirement community’s social life. He will be sorely missed by those new friends, as well as the many other friends he gathered through the years.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his first wife Dee Brock of Tyler, Texas, and their three sons: Baron Brock of Omaha, Nebraska; Bishop Brock and his wife, Fara of Coupland, Texas; and Bevin Brock and his wife Nancy of Little Elm, Texas.  He is also survived by his grandchildren Craig, Amy and Blair; and his great-grandchildren Peyton, Connor and Cameron. Also survived by his second wife, Jean Sutton.

A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m., Friday, February 19, in the Brooks Family Chapel of the North Dallas Funeral Home, 2710 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, Texas 75234. Visitation will precede the service from 1:00-2:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

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Michael McNiel

April 15, 2016 11:00PM

I just learned of Bob's passing today (04/15/16). Such a wonderful man. I loved the too few times spent talking to Bob and will miss him. My condolences to his family.

bob brock

February 24, 2016 1:51PM

Dear Nancy & Bev
My heart is broken & I will never be the same. My first date with Bob on March 25, 1981. He took me to a cocktail party He left early because he was going to dinner at your house. You only been married since valentilenes day. He was looking forward to the evenling. i was entirly smiteen with him. HE was funny,articulatve,a sexy guy,& a wonderful storyteeller. We celbrity March 25th every year from that day on. Italk to him every of my life.
I have been living in Advance nurseing Home.. After breaking my hip. I am living at Advanage Health Center 505 W.Centerville Garland,Tx. & Phone #214-649-7797. He has the most important person & He always be my sweet Baboo.

Jean Maroney

February 19, 2016 4:21PM

Bob Brock was a celebrity in my household when I was growing up, long before I met him! My dad 'had' to read his column in the Dallas Times Herald every day! When I met Nancy Brock, we became friends and I got to meet Bob and the whole Brock group. I got to join that group. Bob was a sweetheart with a big personality and oozed charm and was always the life of the party! I'm so sad I had to miss his service. He will be greatly missed. Lots of love to the whole Brock family❤️ Jean and Michael Maroney

Dedie Leahy

February 19, 2016 1:12PM

Bob Brock was a great writer with a brilliant mind, kind heart and a keen sense of humor. He was my respected friend. Bob gave me the idea in the form of a question which led me to solve a huge PR challenge turning it into a fabulously successful event. I will always be grateful for his wisdom, professionalism, inspiration, and his friendship. May God abundantly bless Bob Brock and his family.

Bill Melton

February 19, 2016 8:57AM

Sincere condolences on Bob's passing.

He was a gentle giant, great Reporter and true "people
person". He will be missed by so many!

May God Bless Bob and the Family.

MaryJo Alspaugh

February 18, 2016 4:52PM

I knew Mr. Brock for about 3 years, he was such a loving, friendly, caring man. He would always come into our office and say 'Hello Love", he always put a smile on my face!! He touched so many lives. He will be missed!

Verna Scott

February 17, 2016 5:41PM

The most gentle & loving person I have ever meet.
Always a gentleman where ever he was.
Will be sorely missed by every one
that knew him.