Ivan Curtis Smock, 65, of Brazil died at 10:10 p.m. on Tuesday, December 27, 2005, in the Royal Oaks Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Terre Haute. In failing health with cancer, he had been a patient there one month.
He was born in Indianapolis on June 19, 1940, a son of the late Charles O. Smock Sr. and Thelma Sheets Smock. The family later moved to Linton.
After his graduation from high school in Linton he enlisted in the U.S. Army and was a career noncommissioned officer when he retired after 20 years of service to his country.
He then began a civilian occupation at the Indiana Correctional Facility in Putnamville where he attained the rank of sergeant as a security guard and also held the position of correctional officer.
He was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign wars, Brazil Post No. 1127, was a former member of the Eagles Lodge of Brazil and attended the River Community Church.
Preceding him in death were his wife, Sharon Smock; three sons, Charlie, David and Curtis Smock; a brother and a sister.
Surviving are two stepsons and their wives, Paul and Tina Lovett, of Rockville and John and Missy Lovett of Brazil; a brother and a sister; and five stepgrandchildren, T.J., Lonnie, Maddie, Jordan and Lynzy Lovett.
There are no local services. His remains will be transported to Palestine, Texas, for burial and graveside military rites in the City Annex Cemetery there and are pending at this time. Lawson-Miller Chapel is handling arrangements.