(1885 – 1976)
Known and respected for his diligence, Joe Brock won the hearts of those who came for his advice. He was born Isaac Joseph Brock on Christmas Day 1885 to Drucilla and Isaac Jasper Brock, who was living in Lindale, Georgia, at the time.
Little is known about the childhood of Joe Brock, but we do know that when he came to Alabama, he settled in Cherokee County. While there, he served the people in several capacities — as a county agent, as an assistant in the Emergency Farm Labor Program, as organizer of community projects.
Joe Brock was successful in his efforts to help rural families improve their living conditions. By caring and sharing, he was able to get close to the people who came to him for help.
He died in 1976 at the age of 91 and was survived by his wife Bettie Joyce Brock and four children: Donald Brock, Edna Plunkett, Marvin Brock, and Ethel Mae Smith.
In tribute to his contributions to the people of Cherokee County, the name Isaac J. Brock is inscribed on the dedicatory plaque of the Extension Memorial Chapel.
Chapel Plaque Inscription Number: 162