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Terry Lee BockPassing: January 2, 2019


Chastain Funeral Home

Funeral Service

Sunday, January 6th h@ 2:00 p.m.


Chastain Funeral Home

Saturday, January 5th @ 3:00 -7:00 p.m.


Sabina Cemetery

Monday, January 7th @ 1:00 p.m.

Always looking for his next adventure, Terry Lee Bock, 81, of Mitchell, found it Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, when he left this world for his heavenly home, where he’s probably telling stories, cracking jokes and making people smile.
Born Sabina, Ohio, to his parents, Clarence “Gus” and Kathrine “Katy” Bock, Terry grew up as the only child, spoiled with love. He attended Sabina High School and joined the United States Marine Corps at the age of 16. He served in Korea, where he was injured and medically discharged.
After leaving the military, he returned to Sabina and then left for Louisiana, where he worked in the oil fields. He then returned to Ohio where he attended Andrews Barber College in Columbus, Ohio. He worked as a barber and a part-time police officer in Mount Sterling, Ohio. While working as a barber at the 76 Truck Stop, he met Sunny Simmons, who was a music promoter for a number of artists, including Elvis Presley. Sunny asked Terry if he would go to Nashville and do hair styling for entertainers. So Terry was off for his next adventure. While in Nashville, he became a promoter for a variety of musicians, including JD Sumner and the Stamps (Elvis’s backup singers), and he promoted LaGaurde Twins, Kathy Raye and David Houston. In fact, he starting courting his wife, Mary, when he visited Mitchell to promote one his many endeavors.
Later, he was with Johnny’s United All-American Show, which was a carnival show, and he went to different locations.
If you think that was enough, you’re wrong. He then bought a semi-truck, and it was called the Nashville Country Music Museum. He used it as a touring museum that contained country music costumes, including a Dolly Parton dress and Johnny Cash jacket, memorabilia and special guitars.
After that, he retired from the music business and moved to Indiana. He didn’t have anything to do up here, so he came home one day and told Mary he was opening a pawn shop. He wanted to call it Freckles, which was what he called Mary. He continued with Freckles, turning it into a buy, sell and trade store, for many years until his health forced him to close his final location in West Baden Springs. During this time, Terry and Mary opened Freckles Fireworks, Freckles Concessions and Hot Diggity Dog. He served some of the best hot dogs in southern Indiana. He came to love Mitchell as his home and worked tirelessly to make it better, including serving as vice president of the Mitchell Police Merit Board.
Terry was well-known for his great conversations, quick wit and many jokes. He loved to make people smile.
Terry is survived by his wife, Mary, whom he married on March 2, 1990, and seven children: Teresa Bock of Amarillo, Texas; Todd Bock of Pahrump, Nevada; Troy Bock and his wife, Cathy, of Mount Sterling, Ohio; Tesi McLain and husband Tony of Carthage, Tennessee; Michelle Branson of Cleburne, Texas; Alisha Garza and her husband Steve of McCordsville; and Trent and Dialevash LeRoy of Mitchell. He also spoiled his 10 grandchildren, Telesia Silcox, Taylor Bush, John and Chris McLain, Mason and Katelyn Bock, Jake Bock, Dialycia LeRoy and Isabella and Ava Garza.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home and Cremation Center. Military rites will be accorded by American Legion Post 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9107 of Mitchell. Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5. Burial will follow Monday in Sabina, Ohio.

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8 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Teresa Ann Bock | http://Amarillo, TX
    Date: January 6, 2019
    To Mary, Troy, Todd, and Tesi Just wanting to wish you much peace and love during a time like this. He will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you guys. Love you guys, Teresa
  2. Guest: Phillip Stroud | http://Paoli, IN
    Date: January 6, 2019
    Mary I am so sorry for your loss, Terry was always made me smile when I was with him. He was funny and could always make me laugh. Will miss him. May God keep you in his loving arms during this difficult time. Phil Stroud
  3. Guest: Sissy Burton Ribelin | http://Indianapolis
    Date: January 5, 2019
    Mary and Family- I'm so sorry to hear about Terry's passing. He was such a sweet man and I loved the time I worked for him at the Pawn Shop and for you, Mary at the tanner. I was at VA in Indianapolis one day and saw him sitting in a wheelchair and went over to him and he wrapped his arms around me a hugged me just like he always did every time I saw him. He touched so many peoples lives during his time here on earth and will be missed by them all. May you all keep his memories close in your hearts. I will keep you all in my heart and in my prayers.
  4. Guest: Sharlene | http://Bedford, Indiana
    Date: January 5, 2019
    So sorry for your loss. I worked for Mary and Terry for years. Great man, never a dull moment with him around. 🙏🏻
  5. Guest: Diane Slone Belcher | http://Orleans, IN
    Date: January 5, 2019
    I am so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort knowing that his pain has ended. Praying for peace for your family during this time of grief.
  6. Guest: Ronald Neely | http://Bloomington
    Date: January 4, 2019
    Terry was truly one of a kind. I did some guitar work for him at his Mitchell pawn shop and when he found out I got married, he gave me a gold band for my wedding ring. I'll miss him. I always stopped by the West Baden shop to see him when I was in the area.
  7. Guest: Karin Dobson | http://Jacksonville, NC.28546
    Date: January 4, 2019
    Mary, I'm so sorry to hear of Terry,s passing.He was a good man Butch always loved talking to him .Now they are together again..drinking coffee and talking.God bless you and your family.Karin Dobson
  8. Guest: Daniel Herron | http://Henderson, Kentucky
    Date: January 3, 2019
    The Balloon Guys will certainly miss this unique guy. He was one of a kind and I am happy that I got to know him. Daniel Herron