F.R. Pete BockJuly 2, 1950 ~ July 14, 2018 (age 68)
Pete Bock, 68, of Fuquay Varina, NC passed away peacefully Saturday, July 14, 2018. Devoted husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, cousin and friend, he is survived by his beloved wife of forty-eight years, Cindy Bock, son and daughter-in law, Jeff and Clara Bock, grandchildren Corey and Shelby Bock, mother, Jaynet Hasher of Murrells Inlet, SC, sister and brother-in-law Kathy and Dwight Murray of Timberlake, NC, sister Holly Stanley (Dick Stanley-deceased) of Murrells Inlet, SC, brother Tracy Bock of Murrells Inlet, SC, nephews Richard Stanley (Melanie Scalzo), Kirk Stanley (Kendra Stanley), Steve Murray (Melissa Murray), Jason Murray (Amy Murray), Travis Bock, nieces Jennifer and Amber Bock, as well as many cousins, grand-nieces and nephews.
An avid sports enthusiast and lover, Pete spent much of his life on or around a baseball field. He was Co-founder and former President of The Coastal Plain League Summer Collegiate Baseball League. He was a former General Manager for the Durham Bulls, the Raleigh Icecaps Minor League Hockey team, and the Hawaii Islanders professional baseball team. He was a long time Minor League Baseball Consultant, and a long standing member of the Professional Baseball Representatives. He even worked as a consultant on the movie Bull Durham, and played a small role in the movie as the pastor in the wedding. Pete was a proud member of the Baptist Men’s Association and D.I.R.T., two organizations that serve those in crisis and disaster relief. An active member of New Horizons Fellowship in Apex, NC, Pete loved to serve the Lord, whether through hands-on mission work, or in the every day counsel and mentorship of those in need. Pete was also a die-hard North Carolina Tarheels and Pittsburgh Steelers fan.
His life was a testament to the principle that life is what you make it. He was a fighter, never a quitter, even though he was dealt many difficult hands. For the last 3 1/2 years, Pete had been in his toughest battle yet after a fall left him a quadriplegic. But true to his character, he still lived his last years with strength, grace, devotion to family and faith in God, right up until he finally let go and fell into the arms of our Lord Jesus Christ. He will be missed beyond words and forever remembered. We love you Honey, Dad, Daddy, Pop, brother, Uncle Pete, son, friend....
A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 21, 2018 at New Horizons Fellowship in Apex at 1:00 pm.