Ralph Lowell Brock

August 17, 1941 - October 25, 2021
Ralph Lowell Brock

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Ralph Lowell Brock 80, of Wilmington, NC passed away peacefully on Monday October 25, 2021 in Woodstock, VA.

Ralph was born in Portsmouth, OH on August 17, 1941 the son of the late Horace Lowell and Elsie Virginia Dunaway Brock. Ralph started his career working for NCR, National Cash Register Company. He left NCR as one of their youngest service technician managers in the company to start his own business, Brock Cash Register Company.

Ralph was known to go on long road trips to see family, friends, and his customers. It didn’t matter how far away they were, he would drop everything and hit the road when called upon. He was a big fan of the Cincinnati Reds and the Washington Redskins. Ralph served in the National Guard, and also played church softball for many years.
His wife of 52 years Beverly Jean Nevers Brock preceded him in death on July 17, 2017.

Surviving are his son Rob Brock and wife Karen of Raleigh and Heather Elizabeth Kling and husband Lt Colonel Clair of Nipomo, CA; sisters Virginia B. Butler of Temple, TX and Donna Gose of Hebron, KY, grandchildren Kayla and Keegan, Olivia and Melanie; sister-in-law Janet Lang and brother-in-law John Gummer, Jr.

A memorial service will be held 11:00 AM Saturday November 6, 2021 at Winter Park Baptist Church, 4700 Wrightsville Ave, Wilmington, NC 28403.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Dementia Alliance of North Carolina, at www.dementianc.org

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  • October 31, 2021
    Barbara Glover says:
    Ralph and Beverly were our across the street neighbors for more than twenty years, we shared the family life events both happy and sad. They are now both gone now, The struggles on earth are gone,and they are at peace. Don and I send our sympathy to The entire family. You are in our thoughts!

  • November 03, 2021
    Arthur Holmes says:
    I met Ralph, his sisters Donna and Jenny in Wheelersburg Ohio in approximately 1960. We have been out of touch for many years but never forgotten. My family and I want to express our sincere condolences to the family.

  • November 05, 2021
    Nancy Bell says:
    Ralph was a nephew of a dear friend of mind and came to Florida to visit quite often. He loved his family and especially his grand children, he will be missed by all who knew him

  • February 18, 2022
    Ken carter says:
    Rob, so sorry to hear about Ralph. I tried calling him today and got a message that phone was disconnected. I will miss my friend of over 50 years. Ken

  • April 17, 2022
    Cliff Williams says:
    Hearing of Ralph's passing was devastating. In August I'd finally managed to locate and contact him after several years of trying. We spoke by phone for nearly an hour, and I decided to plan a lunch date and get together face-to-face after over 40 years. When I finally tried to call again, I learned of his passing. He and I worked at NCR in Washington, DC. I was on his team when he was first selected as a Field Technical Manager, the youngest selectef by the company. We grew to be friends, and when he left NCR, we stayed in touch. I worked for his Brock Cash Register Co. part-time when I left NCR. After a while we lost touch. When I decided to try and re-connect and re-engage, I waited too long. I learned a sad lesson - don't assume good, and special people will still be there when you finally "get around to it." I'll be sad for quite a while. My condolencense to all of Ralph's family, he was special.