Rayburn L. Brock

Published 1:37 pm Thursday, January 4, 2024

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AULANDER – Rayburn Lee Brock, beloved brother, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, passed away on January 2, 2024, at ECU Health Bertie Hospital in Windsor, North Carolina, at the age of 80.

Born on March 21, 1943, in Marianna, Florida, Rayburn was the son of the late Walter Lee Brock and Mary Ann Kolowski Brock. He dedicated many years to his profession as a barber at the Norfolk Naval Base, where he skillfully catered to the grooming needs of the servicemen. Outside of work, Rayburn found joy in fishing with his brother, Johnny, creating countless memories and nurturing their shared passion. However, he loved his children and missed them greatly after their passing. Rayburn will be deeply missed by all who knew him. As we bid farewell to Rayburn, we hold dear the memories of his love, kindness, and unwavering dedication to his family. May he find eternal peace in the embrace of his loved ones who have gone before him. He is preceded in death by his father, Walter Lee Brock; his mother, Mary Ann Kolowski Brock; his son, Rayburn Lee Brock Jr.; and his daughter, Deborah Knuckles.

Left to honor his memory are his devoted brother, Johnny Brock, and sister-in-law, Mary, of Ahoskie, NC. He also leaves behind three grandsons: Chris Brock (Jennifer) of Virginia Beach, VA, Derrek Waddell (Adeline Wright) of Norfolk, VA, and Devin Waddell of Virginia Beach, VA. Additionally, he is survived by his cherished granddaughter, Brittani Nuckles (Billy Phillips) of Virginia Beach, VA, and eight great-grandchildren: Kobe Michael Brock, Kamren Lee Brock, Layla Joann Brock, Skylar Ashlynn Basham, Audrey Kirstin Pursifull, Nataleigh Reese Pursifull-Tomlin, Carter James Waddell, and Colson Cash Dee Waddell. Rayburn also leaves behind his nieces, Toni Brock Merritt of Colerain, NC, and Tammy Brock Bailey of Marianna, FL; and nephews, John Brock, and Kent Brown.

A celebration of life memorial service in honor of Rayburn’s life will be held on Saturday, January 6, 2024, at 11 a.m. at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie Chapel, with Pastor Greg Hurdle officiating.

Garret-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is entrusted with handling the arrangements for the Brock family. Those who wish to express their condolences and share fond memories may do so by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.