Samuel Nock


Mr. Samuel Norton Nock, 79, of Bloxom, husband of the late Barbara Hart Nock, passed away on July 31, 2023, in Melfa.

Born on July 8, 1944, in Salisbury, he was the son of the late Charles Edwin Nock and the late Lucille Smack Nock. Sam owned and operated Wards Service Center in Accomac alongside his wife. He was a dedicated member of Klej Grange Church and Bethel Baptist Church.

Sam was a former vice president and EMT for Girdletree Fire Department. He enjoyed Go Karts, hunting, fishing, and playing poker.

Sam is survived by two daughters, Shawna Killmon and husband, Donnie, of Melfa, and Christine Ross and partner, John Inman, of Melfa; a son, Eric Nock and partner, Renee Harding, of Cambridge, Md.; grandchildren, Justin Ross, Ashley Ross, and Samantha Porter; great-grandchildren, Ian Ross, Bentley Ross, and Travis Atkinson Jr.; three sisters, Belle Redden, Lottie Lankford, and Linda Figgs; a brother, Charles Nock Jr.; a stepdaughter, Kimberly (Jimmy) Donnelly; stepgrandsons, Brandon and Dylan Donnelly; sister-in-law, Linda Ayres; his faithful companions, Duke, Buddy, Sugar, Chi Chi, and Roscoe; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Other than his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a sister, Sis Ward.

A funeral service was held on Thursday, August 3, at 2 p.m. from the Thornton Funeral Home in Parksley with the Rev. Mark Layne officiating. Interment followed in the Parksley Cemetery.

The family received friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to Eastern Shore Animal Control or Parksley Volunteer Fire Company.

Arrangements are by the Thornton Funeral Home in Parksley.

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