SEPTEMBER 22, 1939 - JULY 30, 2008

FAIRLAND - John L. Brock, longtime resident of Fairland, died at St. Johnís Hospital in Joplin, early Wednesday evening, July 30, 2008.† He was 68.† Mr. Brock was born Sep. 22, 1939, at Fairland, to Melvin and Anna (Whipkey) Brock.† He graduated with the Fairland class of 1959.† He married Darlene Flint on Jan. 24, 1959, at Miami.† He was a veteran, having served in the US Air Force.† He was a self-employed backhoe operator.† He moved to Fairland in 1948, coming from Hickory Grove.† He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Fairland, and the Masonic Frisco Lodge 24.

He is survived by his wife, Darlene, of the home, two daughters, Jennifer Looper of Fairland, and Angie and husband, Ron White, of Fairland, his father, Melvin Brock, of Fairland, a brother and his wife, Gene and Brenda Brock of Fairland, a sister and her husband, Ruthie and Larry Boyd, of Fairland, and six grandchildren.

†He was preceded by his mother. †

Funeral services were 2:00 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 2, 2008, at First Baptist Church in Fairland, with Rev. Andy Krebs officiating.

†Serving as pallbearers will be Wesley Holden, John Looper, Aaron White, Levi White, Michael Looper, Owen Looper, and Tim Boyd.† Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Clark, Frank Tipton, Scottie Bennett, Larry Body, Jay Calan, Ron White, and Rex DeLamatter.

†Burial followed at Fairland Cemetery.† A visitation will be from 6-8 p.m., Friday, Aug. 1, 2008, at Adcock Funeral Home in Fairland.

† In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the First Baptist Church of Fairland, in care of the funeral home