September 20, 1950 - July 31, 2020
GOSHEN - John J. Schrock Jr., 69, died at 11:10 a.m. Friday,
July 31, in Golden Living Center, where he had been a resident
in the Memory Care Unit for more than four years.
John was born September 20, 1950, in Plain City, Ohio to John
J.L. and Amelia (Bontrager) Schrock. He was the youngest of
10 children. He never married. He was preceded in death by his
parents, siblings Ella, Truman, Ida and Vernon.
Survivors include sisters, Ada (Vernon) Mullet of Middlebury,
Esther (Jonas) King of Goshen and Pauline Miller of Goshen;
brothers, LeRoy (Shirley) Schrock of Goshen and Levi Schrock
of Omega, Georgia; and many nieces and nephews.
John attended Rosedale Bible Institute and worked as a truck
driver, musician and master carpenter. In the late 1980s, he
moved to Big Valley, Pennsylvania and made his home there
until 2014 when he moved to northern Indiana to be closer to
family after a diagnosis of early onset Alzheimer’s.
He recorded albums as a country singer J.T. Austin in northern
Indiana in the 1980s and later as John J. Schrock, singing odes
to Big Valley and the Bible, which he studied as a scholar.
He was beloved in Allensville, Pennsylvania and attended
Rockville Fellowship. His beautiful stonemasonry and
carpentry work is still enjoyed throughout the community.
A private family service will take place. Burial will be in Miller
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