Charles D.Bock

Charles D. Bock was born on January 4, 1943 to Elmer and Louise (Folger) Bock at home in Cawker City, KS. Charley entered his heavenly home on February 28, 2022, at the age of 79.

Charley attended Cawker City schools and graduated as a pirate from Cawker City High School in 1961. He helped out at his great-uncle Charles Vasterling’s furniture store with his mother. He attended Fort Hays State University for a few years.

He helped build his house in Cawker in 1966 where he lived the last 55 years of his life. Charley married his sweetheart, Roberta (Battishill) on March 18, 1978 and lived nearly 44 years of marriage.

He worked at Boettcher Supply in Beloit, KS for over 40 years, retiring in 2014. He was in charge of telecommunications. Charley was proud of his three sons and some sons-in-law who also worked in the computer industry. He had a great aptitude for technology. He learned computer programming and did web design.

Charley loved Jesus and was dedicated to learning and sharing the word of God. He has enjoyed various Bible studies for local men over the years. He memorized the Christmas story from Luke 2. Often reciting the entire chapter from memory in his church, Lighthouse Community Church, Downs, KS. Charley loved to sing since high school Glee Club. He was the bassist of the GloryLand Quartet.

He was predeceased by his parents and his daughter, Holly Louise.

Celebrating his life and looking forward to a heavenly reunion, his wife and dear caregiver of over 43 years, Roberta of home, Cawker City. Daughters: Stacey (Bob) Norcross-Palmrya, IN; Melodie (Ted) Glasco-Parker, CO; Melinda (Quentin) Tedford – St Francis, KS Son: Charles Bock II – Plano, TX; Martin (Denise) Bock-Bedford, Texas; Matthew Bock – Castle Rock, CO

Charley was blessed with 14 grandchildren plus one on the way, 7 great-grandchildren plus one on the way: Brooke (Jonathan) Mayfield-RJ, Elianna; Brianne (Reese) Bintz-Alayna, Aydon; Ashley (Jenkins) Pombo-Amaris, Aliza, Jessalyn; Abbie Norcross; Fhallon (Anthony) Ortiz; Gabbi & Charlie Rhew; Wyatt Gray; Brayson Bock; Liberty & Jubilee Glasco; Annabelle, Asher & KarieAnn Tedford

Funeral services will be held at Lighthouse Community Church, Downs, on Saturday March 5 at 2 p.m. Interment will follow at Prairie Grove Cemetery, Caker City KS.

Memorials can be donated to Lighthouse Community Church, Downs, KS or Living Water Fellowship Church, Bird City, KS.

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