Carl C. Brock

April 3, 1917 ~ October 2, 2013

An honored father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
A loyal friend and husband. A fisherman, gentleman gardener, craftsman, and a pinochle player to be revered. That was Carl C. Brock.

Born in Morristown, Tennessee, Carl was one of 10 children and raised on a large farm.
A WWII Army veteran, Carl served from 1941-1945, partly in the Aleutians Islands in Alaska.
After the war, he revisited Tennessee and then moved to Vancouver, Washington, where he'd met his wife, Mary Rose Carmichael.
Carl worked nearly two decades as a machinist at Columbia Machines, specializing as a metal sawyer.
After retirement, he remained busy as a handyman and gardener, but most of his focus was his family and friends.
Carl raised four daughters who have survived him: Carolyn Louise Deming, Linda Michele Brock, Rosemarie Ann Ricker and Mary Kathleen "Kathy" Brock. He also had four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by five of his siblings, his wife, and grandson, Gary Luke Jr.

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Published in The Columbian on Oct. 13, 2013