Hollis "Holly" Brock Obituary

Hollis "Holly" Eugene Brock

September 1, 1925 - September 13, 2017
Born in Shell Knob, Mississippi
Resided in Bend, Oregon


Hollis “Holly” Eugene Brock
Sep. 1, 1925- Sep. 13, 2017

Hollis “Holly” Eugene Brock, 92, passed away Wednesday, September 13, 2017, in Salem, Oregon, after a brief illness. Holly was a resident of Bend since 1961.

He was born to Samuel and Zetta Brock in Shell Knob, Missouri, on September 1, 1925, one of seven children. He spent his childhood in Missouri, Idaho, and Hermiston, Oregon. Holly served in the US Navy in World War II as a gunner’s mate aboard the USS Allendale from 1944 to 1946.

In 1946, he married Agnes McFarlen in Hermiston, Oregon, with whom he had one daughter, Linda. They later divorced. In 1960, he married Joyce Karpstein. In 1961, they moved to Bend. Together they had one daughter, Lisa. From 1967-1980 they owned Holly’s Shoes in the Bend Plaza, and later in the Mountain View Mall, as well as a shoe store in Pendleton, Oregon. His wife, Joyce, passed away in 2014. Holly enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing poker with friends and family and working in his yard.

He is survived by two daughters, Lisa (Greg) Gallagher and Linda (Terry) McCoy, two step-sons, Stuart (Karen) and Steven (Pat) Karpstein, two step-daughters, Gretchen (Ron) Tregaskis and Kathy (Don) Arnold, eight grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Matthew Karpstein.

A graveside service will be held Thursday, Sept. 21st at 1:30 pm at Deschutes Memorial Gardens, 63875 Highway 97 North, Bend.




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