Date Created: 06/28/2017
Last Updated: 07/21/2017

In loving memory of Burnes W Rock
11/9/1946 - 6/16/2017

Location: Irving, Texas

Visits: 3,585

November 9, 1946 - June 16, 2017

Burnes W. Rock, 70 of Irving, Texas passed away on June 16, 2017 at Baylor Irving from congestive heart failure.
Rock was born November 9, 1946 in Merced, California to Patty and Jim Rock. He was a firefighter for 11 years with the Mesquite Fire Department and spent 38 years at Central Freight lines where he received multiple service & safe driving awards. Rock was an avid golfer and also enjoyed watching the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers. He was a member of the American Legion Post 231. Street tacos from Harry Hines and Miller Lite were his favorite to consume.
He is survived by his wife, Beth Rock; 5 children; 9 grandchildren; lots of nieces and nephews and friends from all walks of life, he never met a stranger.
Extended parts of his family were his coworkers from Central Freight Line, American Legion, Mesquite Fire Department and bar buddies.
A service for Rock will be held on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at the Aria Cremation Service & Funeral Home chapel in Irving, Texas at 3:00 pm.
Family will be receiving friends and family starting at 2:00 pm.
A reception will be held after the service at Po’ Melvins, 4070 N Belt Line Road #100, Irving, Texas. 972.255.3919.

“I don’t do space book” “I’ll drink to that!”
Rock had a good life!




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By: Beth Rock Monday, July 03, 2017
John Rock July 01, 2017 4:59PM I want the world to know.... I had the best dad a man could ever have. Dad, was hero and the hero of others as a fireman rescuing people from fires and working on the ambulance as an EMT.... View Entire Memory
By: Beth Rock Thursday, June 29, 2017
Joseph Meeks June 23, 2017 7:21PM Rock, You are a huge part of my life. I fell in love with you from the monument I met you. You stepped into a father figure roll at a young age. Brought me to Dallas and got me a job at... View Entire Memory
By: Beth Rock Thursday, June 29, 2017
Remembering: What do you say about a man that never meets a stranger? Whether you called him Rock, Burnes Wade or even Fred, shortly after meeting him you would be drinking a beer and talking about the good old days.... View Entire Memory


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By: Beth Rock Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Glenda Meeks shared your post: Thank you for being part of not only our family but our lives Rock. You were a blessing to all of us. View Entire Tribute


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By: Beth Rock Friday, June 30, 2017
Jennifer Poland · Friends with Holly Ann and 2 others I'm SO sorry!June 16 at 12:06pm Patti Rene Underwood-Neely So sorry Beth prayers to you n your family June 16 at 12:29pm Stevie Jones Oh Beth , I am so sorry... View Entire Condolence
By: Beth Rock Friday, June 30, 2017
Vicki Hebert So sorry Beth. I know he is at peace and his favorite mother in law is with him. Good man and very caring soul. Will miss him. Love to the family 🙏🏻 June 16 at 9:55am Joan Buehler Hunt Prayers June 16... View Entire Condolence
By: Beth Rock Friday, June 30, 2017
Michael Meeks Sorry. We love you and all prayers for you. I sent you a message with our number if you need us for anything. June 16 at 8:25am Paula Hermelyn Beth,I'm so sorry for your loss. Big hugs for you! 🙏🏼 ... View Entire Condolence

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