Otis Gwaltney Brock, Jr.

Published 7:38 pm Monday, December 12, 2022

Otis Brock, 88, entered his heavenly home on Sunday, December 11, 2022.  A native of Isle of Wight County, he was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Downing Brock; parents, Pearl Bradshaw and Otis G. Brock, Sr.; sisters, Eloise Robbins, Sallie Wells and Lillian Crocker; and brother, John Brock.  Otis served his country in the Army in Germany in 1957.  After his discharge, he was employed as a milkman, oil deliveryman and heat/air technician, retiring in 1997.

Otis is survived by his daughter, Lisa Rhodes (Billy); son, Otis Guy Brock (Pam); five grandchildren, Brandon Brock (Shelby), Allison Brock (Chris), Jordan Brock (Austyn), Krista Jones (Andrew) and Brandon Rhodes (Amanda); three great-grandchildren, Harleigh, Coltyn and Loralei; sister, Stella Griggs; and several nieces and nephews.

Otis was a friend to everyone, loved his family, his neighbors, and spent his retirement riding his golf cart in the neighborhood daily.  He loved his life and was always smiling wherever he went. Otis was a very special “PopPop” to his grands and great-grands, always willing to spend time with them, just having fun and being together.

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The family would like to express their thanks and appreciation to Riverside Hospice, Debbie, Shelia, Cyndee and Betty Sue; and caregivers, Deidre, Celina, Tracey, Alisha, Christina, Leslie, Lauren and Rita.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 17, at 2 PM at Smithfield Baptist Church.  The family will receive friends at the church on Friday from 6-8 PM.  Sturtevant Funeral Home, Bennetts Creek Chapel, Suffolk, is handling arrangements.