On Monday, January 18, 2021, Clayton Jackson Brock, loving husband and father of four daughters, passed away at age 84.
C.J. was born on August 31, 1936, in Altha, FL, to James Marvin Sr. and Mattie Lou Brock. He graduated from Chattahoochee High School in 1955. On December 22, 1956, he married Mae Stinson. They raised four daughters, Mary Jo, Kim, Janine, and Jolynda.
C.J. was well-known and respected in Chattahoochee, as the personnel director of Florida State Hospital. He worked for the state of Florida for 42 years, serving 30 of those in the role of personnel director of the hospital. He retired in 1998 and moved to Tallahassee, FL, with his wife, Mae. There, he enjoyed visiting with his daughters and spoiling his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He could often be found tending his garden, planting beautiful flowers, and feeding and watching the birds in his backyard. Many summers were spent at the beach, where he loved to vacation and spend time with his family.
C.J. was preceded in death by his father, Marvin, his mother, Mattie Lou, his daughter, Mary Jo Thomas, and four brothers. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Mae, his daughters, Kim Brock Hough (Reggie), Susan Janine Branch (Bill), and Jolynda Brock Chenicek (Todd), all of Tallahassee, as well as his grandchildren, Kristen Dyal (Jay), Katie Wilford (Adam), Kailyn Wilson (Matt), of Macclenny, FL, Clay Branch and Dusty Branch of Tallahassee, FL, Trey Hough (Catherine) of Tallahassee, FL, Whitney Whitfield (Ryan), of Tampa FL, Brock Chenicek and Logan Chenicek, of Gainesville, FL, and 9 great-grandchildren; his brothers, James Marvin Brock, Jr. and Gene Brock, and his sisters, Myrt Mayne and Melissa Hobbs.
C.J. will be laid to rest at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in a private family service with Pastor David Thomas officiating and McAlpin Funeral Home directing. A celebration of life service will be postponed until a later date when people can safely gather.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to First Baptist Church of Chattahoochee, FL, or Big Bend Hospice in Tallahassee, FL.