He also supported the installation of dozens of organs here in the valley and across the country, including Phoenix’ Orpheum Theater.
His contribution to the theater organ community is difficult to over estimate.
Chamber of Commerce, Navy League, Bucaraders, Nueces Valley Dental Society, Downtown Rotary Club, Beachcombers, Conquistadors, Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce, and the Convention Center and Visitors Bureau. He is survived by his wife, Shirley; his sons, Stephen Best, Tom Best, John Best (Karen); his stepdaughter, Lori Smith (Robert); his grandchildren, Elisabeth Best, Chelsea Best, Rebecca Best, Hayden Best, William Best, Farleigh Smith, Logan Smith; his sister, Barbara Robinson; and many nieces and nephews. 1950 SC ~ 26-Oct-2013 84, a longtime resident of Elizabethtown, died Saturday, Oct. Brock led the 2nd Platoon, Charlie Company, 40th Division of the 140th Tank Battalion, where, in combat operations, he received a Purple Heart for wounds sustained in battle and also was awarded the Bronze Star for his bravery in combat action. Brock was a proud Mason, a Kentucky Colonel, a Constitutional Scholar and an extremely patriotic Republican American. Brock moved his family from Denver to Elizabethtown. Brock was one of the original Denver, CO, Gates Rubber Company supervisors sent to Elizabethtown to open the Elizabethtown Gates Rubber plant in 1965 and assisted in the initial hiring of its new employees. In 1972, Ted and his wife, Winnie, opened the Book Mart and Winnie’s Hallmark, which they operated until 1994.
Jack was especially honored to be a member of both the Al Amin Shrine Temple and Mason’s Lodge. 26, 2013, at the home of one of his daughters in Lexington. In 2004, he relocated to Fort Worth, Texas, and married Macie Watson Hunt on Aug. He was preceded in death by his parents, Aubrey and Lorena Brock of Bovina, Texas; his sister, Nina Harris of Lubbock, Texas; his beloved wife of 52 years, Winnie Brock of Elizabethtown; and a son-in-law, Steve Baker of Lexington.
Ted Eugene Brock was born in Bovina, Texas, on June 5, 1929. He is survived by his loving wife, Macie Brock of Fort Worth, Texas; six children, one son, Aubrey Brock (Deborah) of Elizabethtown, and five daughters, Sharon Brock of Columbia, Mo., Becky Wasson (Tim Dennis) of Lexington, Debbie Post (Earl) of Elizabethtown, Teddi Baker of Nicholasville and Sherri Holzhausen (Dale) of St.
He graduated from Bovina High School in 1947 and the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM, in 1948 junior college and 1950 senior college. Louis; nine grandchildren, Jason Brock, Jake Wasson, Abby Wasson, Zack Baker (Haley), Stephanie Weber (Jared), Ethan Post (Ashley), Laura Beth Post (Morgan Overstreet), Katie Post and Dillon Brock; and six great-grandchildren, Alexandria Brock-Devore, Bailey Baker, Hannah Baker, Jared Weber, Kennedy Wasson and Nora Rose Overstreet. “Bill” 1950 SC ~ 02-Feb-2006 , passed away peacefully at his home on 2 February 2006, surrounded by his children.
He married Winnifred Horton on June 16, 1951, in Roswell. He is survived by his two sons, daughter, and five grandchildren.
Bill was born in Battle Creek in 1925 and raised in Columbus.
He was an active member for thirteen years being reappointed by Governor Dolph Briscoe.
As Chairman, he changed the name from Survey Committee to the Texas Historical Commission .
With his restaurants, he entertained vast numbers of people, brought the theater organ and its music into the vernacular, launched the careers of many artists, and inspired and helped others to create similar restaurants across the country.