Stanley Norris Nock, Sr.
Mr. Stanley Norris Nock, Sr., age 87, of New Castle, DE, died on Sunday, December 19, 2010, at his home.
Born in Crisfield, MD, on March 31, 1923, son of the late Mayhew Nock and Minnie G. Milbourne Nock, Mr. Nock proudly served his country in the US Army Air Corps during World War II. Following his honorable discharge from military service, he pursued a career in automotive repair and would go on to earn the highly regarded designation of Master Mechanic. A successful, independent businessman, he was the owner and operator of Nocks Garage in New Castle until his retirement.
Active in his community, Mr. Nock was a Life Member of the Wilmington Manor Lions Club, a Life Member of American Legion Stahl Post #30, and a charter member of BPOE Lodge #2281. In earlier years, he enjoyed playing golf with his many friends at Cavaliers Country Club.
Mr. Nock was a loving and dedicated husband and father and is survived by his beloved wife, Emily M. Crockett Nock; sons, Stanley N. Nock, Jr. of New Castle, DE, Richard K. Nock, Sr. of Montgomery, TX, John M. Nock (Heidi) of Rockport, MA, Dennis W. Nock (Nikki) of New Castle, DE, Lester Q. Nock of Wilmington, DE, and Terence S. Nock of New Castle, DE; 13 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and 3 great great grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Clifford M. Nock, John W. Nock, and Mayhew D. Nock.
A visitation will be held from 6 pm to 8 pm on Wednesday, December 22nd, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Thursday, December 23rd, at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Association, 240 N. James Street, Ste. 100-A, Wilmington, DE 19804.
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