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George S. “Sam” Rock

KSAL StaffMarch 4, 2019

Funeral services for George S. “Sam” Rock, age 72, of Abilene, will be 10:30 AM Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at the Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home in Abilene with Pastor Stan Norman officiating. Mr. Rock passed away Thursday, February 28, 2019 at the Salina Regional Health Center.

He was born January 28, 1947 in Abilene the son of Roland E. and Ellen M. (Jameson) Rock. He graduated from Abilene High School and served his country in the United States Navy & later the United States Army serving for over 20 years.

Sam worked for Abrasive Blast, Vacu-Blast and Brach Candy Company. He was a member of the New Trails Fellowship and the Kansas National Guard.

On February 27, 1998 Sam married Sherryl Jean Bennett in Abilene. She passed away November 21, 2017. He is survived by his sons Michael Rock of Kansas City, Missouri, James and companion Eric Milledge of Harlan, Iowa, Sam and his wife Rachel of Salina, Kansas; daughter Karyn Booker and husband Charlie of Rogersville, Missouri, brothers Vernon Rock of Abilene, Kenny Rock of Abilene; step sons Michael Hamilton, Jason Young, Martin Young, Gary Sims; step daughters Peggy Colbert and her husband Billy, and Jessica Young; 18 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his Loving wife Sherryl, his sister Ada Wood, and his parents.

The family has selected cremation. There will be no visitation. Sam’s final resting place will be in the Prairiedale Cemetery north of Talmage. Memorial contributions may be made to the George “Sam” Rock Memorial Fund to be designated at a later date and may be sent in care of the Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home, 414 NW 3rd, Abilene, Kansas 67410. Condolences may be sent to the family at

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