Jerry Don Rock was born on July 25,1942 in McAlester, Oklahoma to Alvis and Esther (Thompson) Rock. Jerry went to home be with the Lord on November 14, 2022 in Stilwell, Oklahoma.
He was preceded in death by his parents: Alvis and Esther Rock, his wife, Diane Rock; son, John Rock; and daughter, Jerri Ann Stilwell; Brother-in-laws, Robert Hooper and Cleaburn Cook.
Jerry is survived by a loving family that includes his 3 children: Janice Clinton and husband Rick, DeeJay Rock and partner Melissa Garris, Jeff Rock and wife Sarah all of Stilwell, Oklahoma. 10 grandchildren: Aaron, Ashley and husband Caleb, Samantha, Zachary and wife Katelyn, Hunter, Chelsey, Dalton and wife Jayla, Jordan and husband Jeremiah, Marvin, and Chandler. As well as 7 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his 3 siblings, Brother, James and wife Phyllis Rock, Sisters, Joanne Cook and Janie Hooper. And a host other friends and relatives also survive him.
Jerry accepted Jesus as his Savior in November of 2017. Jerry was introduced into the scrap iron business at an early age. He started junkin' at around age 9 and continued until the day before he passed. He was a man of many talents, including painting, woodworking, fabricating metal and mathematics. He assisted in the construction of several landmarks in our area such as bleachers at Zion school, the cross at the top of the First Methodist Church, and basketball goals at several of our local schools. He enjoyed gardening, cooking and spoiling his grandkids with rides on the forklift. He loved to travel and those roads often lead to the casino. He also had a love for sweets, especially Bluebell Fudge Bars which he often shared with grandkids.
He will forever be in our hearts and will be greatly missed.