David Michael "Mike" Brock, age 76, went home to his Heavenly Father on May 19, 2020, after a lengthy illness. He was born February 11, 1944, in Detroit, Mich., but lived his life happily in Blountville, Tenn. He was a May 28, 1964, graduate of Bluff City High School. David was a 1998 retiree of Eastman Chemical Company where he worked for 33 years. He was a member of Liberty Baptist Church of Bristol, Tenn. and a former deacon/member of Volunteer Baptist Church of Bristol, Tenn. He enjoyed woodworking, being outdoors, hunting/fishing, and blessing our food with prayer at countless gatherings of family and friends. He was preceded in death by his loving mother, Hazel Brock (2001); and his oldest grandson, Bradley Brock (2010). He leaves behind his loving wife of 54 years, Janice Cassell Brock (married June 11, 1965); son, David Michael Brock, II and wife, Valerie; daughter, Tamara Brock Graham and husband, Shawn; grandchildren, Kaitlyn Emily Brock, Deric Ryan Graham, and Jared Michael Graham; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. A special graveside service for family and friends will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 22, 2020, at Susong Cemetery in Bristol, Va. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family and viewed by visiting www.oakley-cook.com. Arrangements especially for Mr. Brock and his family have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory.
Brock, David Michael "Mike"
Chandler Sr., Donald Lee
Donald "Don" Lee Chandler Sr., age 79, of Bristol, Tenn., passed away on Friday, May 15, 2020, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital in Elizabethton, Tenn. He was born on March 28, 1941, in Charleston, S.C., a son of the late Cornelius Monroe Chandler and Bennie Mae Harris. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, David B. Chandler and wife, Judy; and sister-in-law, Clara Chandler. Don was a loving father, brother and son. He was a corporate pilot and flew both fixed wing aircraft as well as helicopters. He enjoyed boating on Watauga Lake, riding motorcycles and his red Corvette. Don loved his Shih Tzu companions he had throughout his life, Tai Pan, Topaz, TJ and Suki. He is survived by his son, Donald "Donnie" Chandler Jr. and wife, Kim; grandchildren, Kaylee Chandler and Blakely Chandler; brother, C.M. "Junior" Chandler; nieces and nephews, Bob Chandler and wife, Sherri, Julie Dean and husband, Ken, Robin Chandler and wife, Debbie, and Gary Chandler and wife, Charlene; and many cousins. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. on Friday, May 22, 2020, at Oakley-Cook Funeral Home in Bristol, Tenn. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Glaucoma Foundation, 80 Maiden Lane, Suite 700, New York, NY 10038, or to the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, TX 75231. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family and viewed by visiting www.oakley-cook.com. Arrangements especially for Mr. Chandler and his family have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory.
Thompson, USAF Retired, MSgt. George Lee
George Lee Thompson, age 92, of Bristol, Tenn., went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, at the Christian Care Center of Bristol. He was born on May 12, 1928, in Tazewell, Va., a son of the late Floyd Lee and Mary Grace Lester Thompson, and he lived in the Bristol area since 1969. George was a veteran of the United States Air Force where he spent 23 years before retiring in 1969 as Master Sergeant. During his military career he received the Air Force Commendation Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, World War II Victory Medal, and American Defenses Medals. He served two tours of duty in Alaska and a tour in Germany. After retiring from the Air Force he spent time working in the auto parts business. He worked for Dan Plank Motors, Advance Auto Parts, and Auto Zone where he retired. He had a good sense of humor and loved talking to his friends, family and customers. He was a member of Virginia Avenue Baptist Church for 30 years and currently a member of Tennessee Avenue Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sister, Margaret Snavely; and brother, Kenneth Thompson. Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Bessie Alice Belcher Thompson; son, Robert Wayne Thompson and wife, Leslie; daughter, Deborah Kay Parks Roberts; grandchildren, Kayla Tennant and husband, Michael, Rachel Thompson, Bradley Parks, and Hunter Roberts; step grandchildren, Jesse Bowman, Zach Bowman, Ally Hyder and husband, Brett; and step great-grandchildren, Adelaide and Theodore Hyder; sisters, Betty Louise Hahn; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, May 23, 2020, at Tennessee Avenue Baptist Church with Pastor Andy Sweeney officiating. A walkthrough visitation will be held 30 minutes prior to the service. Interment will be private at Glenwood Cemetery with military honors conducted by the Shaw Air Force Base Honor Guard. The family wishes to express their gratitude to the Christian Care Center staff and Dr. Bolick and Ballad Health Hospice Service. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be sent to Tennessee Avenue Baptist Church, Building Fund, 104 Cypress Street, Bristol, TN 37620. Online condolences may be registered at www.weaverfuneralhome.net. Arrangements have been made with Weaver Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
Malkiewicz, Bernadette Meade
GLADE SPRING, Va. Bernadette Meade Malkiewicz, age 79, died on May 18, 2020, at Johnston Memorial Hospital after battling Alzheimer's disease for over 15 years. Bernie was born in Dover, Del., to the late Harold J. and Helene Meade. She was a former resident of Wenonah, N.J., Houston, Texas, Bay Village, Ohio, and Tomball, Texas prior to moving to Glade Spring in 1999. She graduated with the academic honors of Summa Cum Laude from Glassboro State Teachers College in New Jersey and taught elementary school for 20 years. She was married for 59 years to Stanley Malkiewicz. Bernie enjoyed their farm, raising cattle, and trout fishing. She also loved the mountains and all wild creatures, bluegrass music, historical events, and local cuisine. In her younger days, she raced motorcycles and shot skeet. Including her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Pat Hawthorne and Carol Pearl. Survivors include husband, Stanley Malkiewicz; daughters, Whitney Noel and husband, Mike, of Gay, Ga., Kim Leonard of Huffman, Texas, and Natalie Cox and husband, Tim, of Sharon Center, Ohio. She is also survived by three sisters, Mary Donavan of Marietta, Ga., Donna Armstrong of Bear, Del., and Anne Beck of Houston, Texas; as well as 8 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Services at this time will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be expressed at frostfuneralhome.com Frost Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 250 E. Main St., Abingdon, Va. is honored to serve the Malkiewicz family.
Graham, Mary Ann
Mary Ann Graham, age 86, of Nebraska City, died on May 15, 2020. She was born on July 20, 1933, in Bristol, Tenn., the daughter of Dewey and Phoebe (Joyner) Hall. She was united in marriage to Charles A. Graham Sr. on October 11, 1948, in Blountville, Tenn. She is survived by children, Rita Tharp (Jerry), Charles "Atlas" Graham Jr. (Lorrie), Venus Neemann (Lonnie), all of Nebraska City, and Robert Jason Graham (Lori Carman) of Unadilla, Neb.; 14 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren, and seven great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by husband on May 28, 2000; sisters, Eula Mae Cross, Willie Bagley, Margaret Maynard, and Eva Irwin; brothers, Dewey "Bud" Hall and Dan Hall; and a grandson, Levi. Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, May 22, 2020, at Wyuka Cemetery, in Nebraska City. Memorials to Tabitha Hospice. Remembrances to www.gudefuneralhomes.com.