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Warren Jack Brock

May 13, 1933 ~ April 27, 2022 (age 88)

Obituary

WARREN J. BROCK

CMSGT (Ret) Warren J. Brock, a proud veteran of the United States Air Force, passed away on Wednesday, April 27, 2022, in Rockville, Maryland.

The son of the late Abel and Mabel Brock, Warren was born on May 13, 1933, and grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana. He attended Greater Liberty Baptist Church. He graduated from McDonogh 35 High School in 1950 where he played the clarinet in the marching band. Warren enrolled in Dillard University in 1951, where he would meet his future bride, Annetta Marlene Limar.

On June 21, 1952, Warren began his career in the United States Air Force; he was assigned to Chennault Air Force Base in Lake Charles, Louisiana. On February 27, 1954, Warren and Annetta married. From this union of sixty-two years, four daughters were born. The family traveled extensively, both stateside and abroad during his military career. He was assigned to bases in Louisiana, Kansas, Turkey, Virginia, California, Delaware, and England. His final assignment was Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico where he retired from active duty. Following his retirement, Warren continued his federal service for an additional twelve years as a Civil Service employee at White Sands Missile Range.

Warren highly valued his Air Force service. In 1961, while at Chennault AFB, Warren was assigned to the Strategic Air Command 68th Bomb Wing. Then Staff Sargeant Warren Brock as B-47 Crew Chief set the record for 101 consecutive on-time take offs. The Lake Charles American Press reported “When the complexity of the crew chief’s job is considered the significance of Sgt. Brock’s record becomes apparent.” Warren attained the highest enlisted rank of Chief Master Sergeant in 1973. During his over 30-year military career he received numerous awards. Among them were the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal with one Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Force Commendation Medal, Air Force Good Conduct Medal with one Silver Oak Leaf Cluster, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Military Education Ribbon with one Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster, Good Conduct Medal with three Bronze Loops, Vietnam Service Medal with two Bronze Service Stars, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Valor Device and one Silver Oak Leaf Cluster and two Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, and the Air Force Longevity Service Award Ribbon with one Silver Oak Leaf Cluster and one Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster.

Warren is a 33rd degree Mason. He joined the Masonic organization over 40 years ago on assignment in England. While living in New Mexico, Warren was active in many houses including Prince Hall Lodge No. 11. He held numerous positions to include Past Master, Past Grand High Priest, Past Right Eminent Grand Commander, and Past Commander in Chief Consistory. When Warren moved to Maryland, he continued his affiliation with Prince Hall Lodge No. 74 in Rockville.

Holding him forever in their hearts, Warren is survived by his four daughters, Debbie Ann Brock, Dana Lynne Brock Robinson, Brenda Joyce Brock, and Warie Gail Brock. One sister-in-law, Ordia Limar-Gee (Albert), one brother-in-law, George Taylor Limar, six grandchildren, and fifteen great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. He is cherished by and cherished his extended Brock and Limar family.

Warren was preceded in death by Annetta, his wife of 62 years, his parents Abel and Mabel Brock, and his sister Audrey Mae Brock Haynes.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation online at themmrf.org by telephone at 203-229-0464 or by mail at The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, P.O. Box 414238, Boston, MA 02241-4238.

Service will be held Saturday, May 14, 2022, at 11:00 am and viewing at 10:00 am, Mt. Calvary Baptist Church 608 N. Horners Ln Rockville, MD. 

 

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
May 14, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Mt. Calvary Baptist Church
608 N. Horners Lane
Rockville, MD 20850

Funeral Service
Saturday
May 14, 2022

11:00 PM
Mt. Calvary Baptist Church
608 N. Horners Lane
Rockville, MD 20850

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