1929 Dennis 2016

Dennis Mock

September 5, 1929 — May 9, 2016

Mt. Pleasant, TN

Dennis Simon Mock, age 86, formerly of the Williamsville community of Highland County, VA, went to be with the Lord on Monday, May 9, 2016.  Mr. Mock had been residing at the home of his daughter in Mount Pleasant, TN since June 2014.

Mr. Mock was born on September 5, 1929 in Thorpe, Wisconsin, a son of Alfred (Fred) W. and Ruth A. (Briggs) Mock.  He graduated from Stanley High School, Stanley, WI in 1948 and was drafted into the U. S. Army in 1951.  He served in Germany as a field artilleryman, then in the army reserves before being honorably discharged in 1953.  On June 6, 1953 he married Anita Brandt, his beloved wife of 60 years.  She preceded him in death on January 10, 2014.  His parents, 6 brothers, a half-brother and 2 sisters also preceded him in death.

During his life, Mr. Mock worked as the Official Butterfat Tester for the state of Wisconsin, as a dairy herdsman, a salesman, a tractor-trailer driver and instructor, and as the owner-operator of a steam carpet cleaning business.  He enjoyed hunting, organic gardening, woodworking and carpentry.  He and his wife designed and built three houses together during their married life, the last one being located in Highland County, VA.  He also helped build several church buildings.

Until ill health hindered him, Mr. Mock faithfully attended church and served the Lord in various capacities.  At the time of his death he was a member of Old Paths Baptist Church in Buffalo Gap, VA.

Mr. Mock is survived by two sons: René and wife, Deborah Mock of Williamsville, VA and Rodney and wife, Whitney Mock of Richmond, VA; his daughter, Cynthia and husband, Daniel Beatty of Mount Pleasant, TN; his sister, Sandra and husband, Donald Moats of Whitehall, WI, and half-sister, Mary and husband, Jim Kohl of Marshfield, WI.  He is also survived by his grandchildren: David, Stephanie and Jonathan Mock; Samuel, Isaiah and Josiah Beatty, Elizabeth O'Neill; S. Andrew, Sharon and Samantha Mock; and 14 great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m., Friday, May 13, 2016 at Obaugh Funeral Home in McDowell, VA with Pastor John Smith officiating.  Burial will follow in McDowell Presbyterian Cemetery.  Grandsons will serve as active pallbearers.  After the committal a meal will be served at the Stonewall Ruritan Building. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  Additionally, the funeral home will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Thursday, for those wishing to pay their last respects.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to McDowell Presbyterian Cemetery on the Hill, c/o Shannon Maloy, 1982 Bullpasture River Rd, McDowell, VA 24458.


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