Frank Edward Rock ~ In Our Care ~ May 27, 2023

Frank Edward Rock Jr.
1946 ~ 2023

Maysville, Missouri….Frank Edward Rock Jr., age 76, was born May 31, 1946, in Kansas City, Kansas, the son of Francis Edward Rock Sr. and Beulah Catherine (Crain) Rock, and passed away May 27, 2023, in Maysville, Missouri.

Frank was a self-made man. He was a mechanical contractor who owned and operated his own business for over 45 years. He built and maintained rental properties, apartment complexes, and laundromats, and even installed the first green dry cleaners. He belonged to Local 124 IBEW Union and Local 41 Carpenters Union. He built his home at Lake of the Ozarks where he and his wife, Barbara, lived for 19 years. For over 20 years, he and Barbara traveled the country in their motorhome before retiring and settling in Maysville where he built their home. 

Frank married Barbara Lee (Foster) Rock on December 9, 1993, at Lake Tahoe. He was previously married to Linda Brown. 

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his loving wife, Barbara Rock, of the home; children, Frank E. Rock III (Megan), Kristy Lee Lerner (Jeremy Wilson); Mary Katherine (Jonathan) Umscheid,; brothers, Chuck (Lois) Rock, Steve (Patty) Rock; five grandchildren, Karley Esther Young, Madeline Umscheid, Owen Umscheid, Tristin Young, Ryan Umscheid; his dog, Rocky; and numerous family and friends.

Visitation will be from 11:00 ~ 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 10, 2023, at Turner Family Funeral Home in Maysville, with a Celebration of Life service starting at 11:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Graveside services will be held at a later date. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Three Rivers Hospice.

7 Responses to “Frank Edward Rock ~ In Our Care ~ May 27, 2023”

  1. Thomas F Sheridan June 1, 2023 at 7:00 pm #

    I was lucky enough to have worked with Frank for about 30 years. He was about as honest and fine a person that you could find. I knew many of his customers as we sold machinery together and they will dearly miss him. His knowledge and expertise cannot be replaced. I will miss our long conversations over just about everything from dry cleaning to his motor home trips. He was really happy about the new home he had built for Barbara and himself to be near family, it’s sad he didn’t get to spend much time there. See you on the flip side Frank.

  2. Kristy Lerner June 3, 2023 at 1:06 am #

    Thank you so for sharing, those were very kind words. We appreciate it very much.

  3. Tom Buckley June 4, 2023 at 2:47 pm #

    I am sorry to hear about Frank’s passing. We first met probably in 1978 when I had bought a dry cleaners at 103rd and Metcalf in Overland Park. He bought an old still from me. He undoubtedly restored it to like-new condition. Everything he ever did was first class, meticulous, all you could ask for. I bought a lot of equipment from Frank in the 70s and 80s. He was the best mechanical contractor I ever knew. There was absolutely nothing he couldn’t figure out.

    I know he will be missed by family and friends. I got to know Chuck and Frank III through the drycleaning. I am so sorry for your loss. He was a super guy!

  4. Bill Harvey June 4, 2023 at 9:09 pm #

    I knew Frank for many years ,our times together at Wyandotte High I’ll always remember. Frank was such a great guy and friend. We were both self employed for years and saw each other occasionally after high school. I will always remember him with a smile.

    • Kristy Lerner June 5, 2023 at 6:49 pm #

      Thank you, that was so nice!

  5. Kristy Lerner June 5, 2023 at 6:48 pm #

    Thank you so much for taking the time to share!

  6. Phyllis cavanaugh June 6, 2023 at 5:12 pm #

    I loved and admired Frank! He was a great cousin! I will miss him!

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