Barnwell Wilson Strock, 87, of James Island, SC, passed from this life on Monday, November 30, 2020 in Mount Pleasant, SC.
Born on January 30, 1933 in Charleston, SC, Wilson was a son of the late, Lawrence Marion Strock, Sr. and Janie (Beard) Strock. Wilson grew up on St. Phillip Street in Charleston, he served his country honorably in the United States Air Force, he worked for many years as a Sheet Metal Worker in the Charleston Naval Yard where he achieved awards for production, productivity and innovation and also for the Charleston Sheet Metal Company where he later took on the project of installing the steeple in the church where he was a founding member, the Fort Johnson Baptist Church on James Island. Wilson will be remembered for his loved of Food, his strong core values and his love of softball where he was known for his pitching. He played for a City of Charleston League as well as for the Fort Johnson Baptist Church.
Wilson is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Gloria (Tucker) Strock and his brothers, Lawrence Strock and Henry Strock. Those who will most cherish his memory are his daughters, Deborah S. Grimes (Henry) of John's Island and Melissa S. Roberts (Marcelus) of James Island; his son, Barnwell Wilson " Barney " Strock, Jr. of James Island; his brother, Edward Mackey (Sandra) of James Island; eight grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and members of the extended family.
A gathering of Wilson's family and friends will be at 10:00 A.M. Friday, December 4, 2020 at the Fort Johnson Baptist Church, 1473 Camp Road, James Island, SC 29412. Services will be at 11:00 A.M. Friday at the Church. (There will also be services for Wilson's Niece, Linda Strock Wiegert held at the same time) Rite of Committal and Interment will follow services where he will be laid to rest next to his wife in Live Oak Memorial Gardens in Charleston.
For those who desire memorial donations, please make a donation in memory of Wilson to the Fort Johnson Baptist Church, 1473 Camp Road, James Island, SC 29412
Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted online at www.mcalister-smith.com .
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to McALISTER-SMITH FUNERAL & CREMATION, James Island, 347 Folly Rd., Charleston, SC 29412, (843) 614-8494.