NEW MADRID, Mo. – Lynn Newsum Bock, 64, died Sept. 6, 2021, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Mo., surrounded by his children.
Born Sept. 25, 1956, in St. Louis to Harry H. and Kathleen Newsum Bock, he attended Immaculate Conception School in New Madrid and Subiaco Academy in Subiaco, Ark. He attended the University of Missouri-Columbia and earned a bachelor of arts degree in political science at Westminster College in Fulton, Mo., where he served as president of his fraternity, Phi Delta Theta. He attended the University of Missouri School of Law in Columbia, Mo., where he graduated with honors and earned the Ike Skelton Sr. Memorial Award for Excellence in Trial Practice.
He returned to Southeast Missouri where he was engaged in general civil and trial practice including local government law, real estate law, family law, probate law, business law, juvenile law, personal injury and federal water resources and development. At the time of his death he served as the general counsel for the cities of New Madrid, Lilbourn, Marston, and Parma. He also served as the counsel for the 34th Judicial Circuit Juvenile Office and counsel for the St. John Levee & Drainage District of Missouri.
In his community he was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church and served as treasurer for the New Madrid Country Club Men’s Golf Association. He was a member of the American Bar Association, the Missouri Bar, and the 34th Judicial Circuit Bar Association.
An avid historian, he was the co-author of “Island No. 10,” a Civil War history of the battle for the Mississippi River at New Madrid. His other passion was cooking which he used to entertain his family on holidays and Sundays, to compete in barbecue competitions as a member of The Fabulous Faultliners and to benefit organizations including Camp Marymount in Fairview, Tenn., and Immaculate Conception School.
A great conversationalist, he will be remembered for his love of Mizzou sports, gardening, beekeeping, live music and discussing politics and trivia.
Survivors include: one daughter and son-in-law, Carrie and Alex Maggos of Alexandria, Va.; one son, Nathan Bock of New Madrid; two sisters, Fran Bock of New Madrid and Elizabeth Bock of Ava, Mo.; two brothers, George Bock of Leawood, Kan., and Riley Bock of New Madrid; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents. The family would like to thank the medical teams at Missouri Delta Medical Center and Southeast Hospital for their tremendous care and compassion.
A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date this year.
The family requests memorials be made to:
Camden Bock Memorial Scholarship Fund at Camp Marymount (1318 Fairview Blvd., Fairview, TN 37062), Subiaco Academy (405 N. Subiaco Avenue, Subiaco, AR 72865), or New Madrid Historical Museum (One Main Street, New Madrid, MO 63869).
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