Joplin D Brock, the son of Vickie H (Willie) Bailey and the late Leroy Brock born on July 6, 1978, has passed away on December 8, 2018.
Joplin attended Wilson High School and graduated with the Class of 1998. He continued his education by attending Elizabeth City State University in 2003 and later at Norfolk State University in 2014.
Joplin loved what he did for a living which was working with children. He was a band teacher at Palmetto Middle School and former assistant director of Barnes at Elizabeth City State University from 2011-2014. He was also dedicated to his sororities. He was a member of the Tuba Phi Tuba Brass Fellowship, Inc. (Alpha Lambela Chapter), Kappa Keppa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity Inc., (Nu lota Chapter), Tau Beta Sigma National Honary Board Sonority, Inc. (lota Phi Chapter), FEAAYM (Petersburg, VA), Golden Key International Honor Society and ECSU National Alumni Association.
Joplin also made time to serve the Lord. He was affiliated with Macedonia Baptist Church (Newport News, VA), First Gravel Hill Baptist Church (Smithfield, VA), Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church (Elizabeth City, NC), The Mount (Elizabeth City, NC) and Majority Baptist Church of Florence, SC.
He is preceded in death his son Jason Brock, father Leroy Brock and his grandmother Ruth Hyman.
Joplin leaves to cherish his fond memories: his beautiful daughter, Lakaiya Brock of the home. His loving mother Vickie H (Willie) Bailey. Four siblings Gregory (Brenda) Hyman, Darrel (Saundra) Hunter of Darlington, sc, Jeannine Hunter of Darlington, SC, and Kevin Leroy (Arminuar) of Florence, SC. Wife Tomisha Brock. Mother-in-law is Alma Holmes-Price and spouse Thomas Giles. Father-in-law is Keith (Susan) Pride. Two brothers-in-law; Brooki Price and Daijuan Robinson. Special thanks to his best friends, Mary Ann Hunter, David Williams, James Eley Maurice Jackson, Clarence Goss, and Dr. Walte Susan. Appreciation and gratitude of Tuba Brass Fellowship, Inc., T Sweets, Virginia State University, Norfolk State University, Kappa Kappa Psi, Tau Beta Sigma, Mississippi Valley State University, Elizabeth City State University, and Agape Tours and Travel, and P.O.I.S.O.N. A host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.