Feb. 8, 1935 – Jan. 14, 2023
Adris Selby Brock, 87, of Tylertown, died Jan. 14, 2023, at Walthall General Hospital. He was born Feb. 8, 1935, in Tylertown to the late Otymore Brock and Idell Brock. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his baby sister Dorothy Ellen Brock, brother Sedric Brock, grandson Tyler David Brock, and nephews Gene Brock and Steve Brock.
He was a graduate of Lexie High School, Southwest Junior College, and University of Southern Mississippi. Adris earned a bachelor’s degree in health and physical education.
He served three years in the US Army, where he acted as Physical Activity Specialist. He worked for the Tylertown post office for 30 years, where he retired as city mail carrier. Following retirement, he worked part time at Ball Hardware.
A talented carpenter and woodworker, his favorite project was the log cabin on the Bogue Chitto that he built with the help of his sons. He was a longtime member of Tylertown Baptist Church, where he not only taught a boys’ Sunday School class but also coached boys and girls softball. Adris also coached little league baseball. A lover of all sports, he played basketball on his high school team and later enjoyed playing tennis and softball. His love of sports was inherited by his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren- all of whom he enjoyed watching play. He also loved being outdoors, especially on his tractor.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Janice Stinson Brock; his daughter Sheila Knippers (Mike), and sons, Keith (Lue) and Lance (Susan); grandchildren: Bridgett Breeland, Morgan VanLandingham (David), Sarah Kennedy (Keagan), Zackary Brock, Logan Brock, Abigail Brock, and Victoria Brock; great-grandchildren: Russ Dillon, Averi Magee, Owen VanLandingham, Rowan Daigle, and Copper VanLandingham; brother, Marvin Brock; family by love, Joelle, Bradley, Kaleigh, and Alicen Magee.
Services were Jan. 17, 2023, at Hartman-Hughes Funeral Home, Revs. Justin Knight and Buddy Day officiating, interment at Tylertown Cemetery.
Hartman Hughes Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. An online guestbook may be signed at www.hartmanhughesfuneralhome.com