Reverend Ivan Lee Brock, a retired Baptist pastor, passed from this life on November 30, 2014.
He and his wife of 70 years, Frances Patterson Brock, ministered together until her death in September of this year. They served in churches in Texas, Washington, Oregon, Idaho and British Columbia, including Emmanuel Baptist Church in The Dalles, Columbus Avenue Baptist Church in Goldendale and The Baptist Church of Rufus.
Lee was born in Lamesa, Dawson County, Texas on October 18, 1923, the son of a share crop cotton farmer. He graduated from Hermleigh High School and Howard Payne College. He was married to Della Frances Patterson on June 4, 1944.
He is survived by four children, Buddy and wife Carolyn; Travis and wife Cheryl; Olin and wife Linda; and Jolene and husband Denys; 15 grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren with one more on the way.
The burial ceremony will be private, but there will be a public memorial service on Friday, December 12 at 1:00 pm at Trinity Baptist Church in Vancouver, Washington, located at 6700 MacArthur Bld.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to local churches in his honor.
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