March 20-- Georgia native Mr. James Raleigh Mock died March 18, 2017 at his home with his wife by his side, in Mount Vernon GA.
“Jim” was born on January 17th 1937 in Savannah, GA to Lucille McAllister Mock of Longpond and Rollo Mock of Savannah. The stories of “Jimmy's” childhood reminds one of the adventures of Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer. He met his wife in Virginia Beach, VA on October 1, 1958. He proudly spent 20 years of decorated service in the United States Navy as an Air Controlman where he traveled across this great Nation at various duty stations with his family in tow. He retired from the Military to enjoy a civilian life with his family and worked as a Sears manager until retirement. James Mock was a devoted, honorable, responsible and proud American man. He served as a 52 year Mason with Lyons Lodge #49, Shriner, NRA Instructor, Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church Trustee, wildlife conservationist and volunteer firefighter. His interests included the western novels of Louie L’Amour, wild-life photography, huntin’, fishin’, square dancing with his bride, and was also an avid wine and hot sauce maker
He is predeceased by his mother, Lucille Connor; his step father, Fred Connor; and father, Rollo Mock.
He is survived by his loving wife, Joan Mock; daughters, Kim Mock of Deland Florida, and Karen Mock of Buffalo New York; and his grandchildren, Andre’ Gomez, Noah Munoz and Jessica McCormick.
Pallbearers will be: Andre’ Gomez, Noah Munoz, Don Mock, Ronnie Mock, Rhett Cooper, and Cliff Duerfeldt.
Funeral services will be held Saturday March 25, at 11:00am at Stewart-Rosier Funeral Service Vidalia Chapel with Reverend Arnie Raj officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Vernon Memorial Cemetery with Masonic rights and full military honors. The family will receive friends beginning at 9:30am Saturday until the hour of the service.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Mt. Vernon United Church, PO Box 264, Mt. Vernon, GA 30445.
Stewart-Rosier Funeral Service Vidalia Chapel is in charge of funeral arrangements.