Nathaniel Brock, Sr., SKCM, USN (Retired)

— October 24, 2022

Nathaniel Brock, Sr. of Oak Harbor, was called home Monday, 24 Oct. 2022 by our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  

Nat was born in Atmore, Ala., to Julius and Bessie Brock. Seeking a better life, he enlisted in the United States Navy at the age of 18, serving faithfully and honorably for 30 years and retiring as Master Chief Storekeeper (SKCM) Sept, 1, 1988.  

Nat was known to those in his inner circle as Dad, for his generous and caring nature.  He was a person who would give the shirt off his back to a stranger in need.  Dad always listened and provided encouraging words of wisdom to those who needed them. And just as importantly, he followed up with you to see how you were doing.  He loved to entertain, was a master on the grill, and always made sure there was enough food, in case someone just happened to stop by.  

Nat was preceded in death by his parents and by his brothers, Roy and Willie. He is survived by his wife, Victoria; children Elsie and husband Brandon, Ginalyn and husband Anthony, Renee and husband Felix, Nathaniel Jr., and wife Rhonda; grandchildren Jesurun, Joshua, Jakim, Jazmyn and husband Tyler, Anthony, Raven, and husband Deisman, Alexis, Andrew, Caleb, Ethan, and Rhett; great-grandson Lawrence; sisters Gertha and husband Lovey, Tonia and husband John, Adell, Barbara; and brother Robert and wife Lisa.

Nat is remembered as a humble servant of God, who loved the Lord with all his heart, with all his soul, with all his mind, and with all his strength.  He was also one who loved his neighbor as himself, as was evident in all the lives that he touched and helped throughout his life.

Nat’s celebration of life will be held Feb. 25, 2023.