Richard Myron “Dean” Mock, Jr., Ph.D.

Richard Myron “Dean” Mock, Jr., Ph.D.Mock, Dick


Dick passed from this earthly life to eternal life in heaven to be with his God and Father and his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on June 23, 2018. He was born September 9, 1938 in St Louis, MO.

He was preceded in death by his parents Richard and Opal Mock, son Jeffrey Bryan and daughter Anna Richelle. He is survived by Chyrrel Mock, son Jason and daughter-in–law Irish Mock, granddaughter Alexandria Jones, grandson Tristen Jones, sister Karen and brother-in-law Bill Quigley, niece Chris Ann Ceraso and nephew Matthew Quigley and many friends.

Dick was a graduate of Harding University, earned his Master’s from Southern Illinois University and his Ed.D. from University of Oklahoma. He held multiple leadership positions for over 30 years at Oklahoma Christian University, retiring as VP of Student Services. He served as an elder for 16 years at Quail Springs Church of Christ.

Dick always showed kindness, loyalty and love to his friends and family. He provided guidance and counseling to many college students and young couples. In spite of many struggles in his later years, Dick never lost his hope and faith. He was a good friend to all who knew him. He trusted in God and his promise for a bright and eternal future.

A celebration of his life is scheduled for 10 AM Saturday, June 30, 2018 at Memorial Road Church of Christ, 2221 East Memorial Road, Edmond, OK, following a visitation at 9 AM.

7 thoughts on “Richard Myron “Dean” Mock, Jr., Ph.D.”

  1. The death of your dear Dr. Mock, Jr has brought sadness, not only to the many who loved him and to those whose lives he touched, but also to many others who have learned of it.  Jehovah Almighty shares your loss (Ezekiel 18:32; He promPsalm 83:18). He promises to bring him back perfectly healthy, with the prospect of living forever on paradise earth (Psalm 37:11, 29; Psalm 83:18; Job 33:25).  You can put full confidence in Him because He CANNOT lie (Isaiah 55:10-11; Titus 1:2).  Jesus taught us to pray for that marvelous time at Matthew  6:9-10. Please visit JW.ORG for more comforting verses, as I have being doing for many years.  I wish the peace of God on all of you (Philippians 4:6-7).  My sincere and heartfelt condolences.

  2. Betty Lou Stephenson

    My sincere condolences over Dick’s death. Jack and I considered him to be a loyal friend and devoted Christian. Jack died November 24 in the Oklahoma Heart Hospital. We loved Dick and are saddened by his death. Betty Lou Stephenson.

    1. Karen quigley

      Dear Betty,

      Thank you for your kind words about my brother. He loved you and your husband dearly. Bill and I are grateful for the many ways you were of help to them.

      We are sorry to hear of your own loss.

      Karen mock quigley

      1. Jan LaVal Lawson

        Karen, just posting this on the chance you might see it. There are a couple of us who are looking for you! Phyllis George and I are both trying to track you down! Please respond and let me know where you are and how you are. Sweet memories of our friendship! Jan LaVal Lawson

        Phyllis is Phyllis George Crosswhite and we are both on facebook.

  3. Dr. John and Karen Harlan (Puckett)

    Dear Cheryl,
    So sorry to hear of your loss. Even living so far away in Montana, it is good to keep in touch with the college that gave us so much.
    It is hoped that your family and friends will comfort you during this time of sorrow.

  4. Howard Norton

    I am saddened by the death of Richard Mock. He was a kind, humble Christian gentleman who was thoughtful of everyone around him. He loved the Lord and His church and did his best to bring glory and honor to Jesus Christ. I am thankful for his victorious life and death, but he will be missed by those of us who knew and loved him.

  5. Kevin Hubble

    It is a very sad thing to learn of the death of Dean Mock. It’s been forty years since I attended Oklahoma Christian yet, I remember him and his work with the students. He was a good and godly man and all who knew him were blessed because of it. May the family find peace and comfort in knowing he lived a faithful and victorious life.

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