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Tony Mock

veteranJul 10th, 1940 - May 4th, 2021

 Graveside Ceremony: 2 p.m. Friday, May 14, 2021, at Elmwood Cemetery


   Tony Dee Mock, age 80, of Flora, Illinois, passed away early Tuesday morning, May 4, 2021, at the Burge House in Flora.

   He was born July 10, 1940, in Flora, Illinois, the son of Oliver Dewy Mock and Natalie Nova (Reese) Cook.  He was united in marriage to Sandra K. Biehl on July 10, 2000, at the Town Theater in Flora, and together they have shared 20 wedding anniversaries.

   After high school, Tony enlisted in the U.S. Navy.  He traveled the world during his military career and served during notable events like the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Vietnam War.  He retired from the Navy with the rank of Chief Yeoman.  During life after the service, he worked for Bill Woods and was an entrepreneur in endeavors like the Town Theater and Sunset Terrace boarding home.  He enjoyed opportunities to buy, sell, and trade unique finds, and was an enthusiast of boats, cars, and airplanes.  Tony was a Mason and Shriner.  He enjoyed cooking and was credited with several published recipes.  A rousing story and joke teller with a youthful heart, Tony will be remembered as a proud American, and for his affection as a loving husband, father, and grandfather.

   He is survived by his wife: Sandy Mock of Flora; children: Kathy (Bob) Welty of La Vergne, TN, Carl (Angie) Hemrich of Flora, Lisa (Ron) Taylor of Clay City, Doug (Kelly) Hemrich of Xenia, and Kim Merrick of West Salem; 16 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; a brother: Tim Cook of Flora; 4 sisters: Jacque White, Trisha Silva, Lindie Mock, and Denisa Hefta; and a number of extended family members, friends, and his fellow Veteran comrades.

   He was preceded in death by his parents: O.D. Mock and Joseph and Natalie Cook; an infant brother; 4 grandchildren; and 1 great-grandchild.

   A graveside ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 14, 2021, at Elmwood Cemetery with the presentation of military funeral honors.  Those who wish to attend are asked to arrive directly at the cemetery.  Arrangements are in the care of Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora.  Memorial donations are suggested to the local chapter of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) or Shriner’s Hospital for Children and will be accepted through the funeral home.  To share a memory or condolence visit:  


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Alberta Bridges

May 5th

You wasn't at the burge house very long but thanks for trusting us to care for you

Melissa Eikenhorst

May 6th

I'm so sorry Sandy I. So glad I got to meet Tony you will be missed

Colleen Kigers

May 6th

Sorry for your lost my friend šŸ’” is broke at your lost my condolences to you and your family God bless you all at this time

Derek and Melissa Hagen

May 6th

Sending our thoughts and prayers.

Shawn Kirby

May 6th

Sandy & family I am so sorry for your loss. When Castaways was open I really enjoy when Tony & Sandy would come in to shop and visit. Keeping your family in my prayers.

Sharon and Mike Gray

May 6th

So sorry to hear of Tony's passing. He was my cousin by marriage. We always called him Butch. Had a lot of fun times with him on the farm at Grandpa and Grandma Cook's. Prayers of comfort for all the family and friends.

Alan Huff

May 8th

So sorry to hear about Tony God Bless

Brent & Tammy Uebinger

May 9th

So sorry for your loss.

Carl & Lois Workman

May 10th

So sorry for your loss, prayers for you and the family

Patty Payne & Toby Bullard

May 11th

So Sorry Sandy for your loss. prayers and Hugs

Mike and Sharon Ivester

May 11th

I will always have fond memories growing up around Butch and our family get togethers. šŸ™

Nancy Taylor Bateman

October 5th

TONY???( sandy?)I loved you very very much and I'm so so sorry I wasn't there. For you



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