Macon Foscue Brock, Jr.Virginia Beach - Virginia Beach philanthropist Macon Foscue Brock Jr., that cofounded the nation's largest chain of fixed-price range stores, then offered amethod millions of dollars to Virginia colleges, arts establishments and also environmental reasons, passed away Saturday morning in the Oceanfront home he common with his wife, Joan. His death ends a seven-year battle through pulmonary fibrosis, which he waged while staying adventurous, social and physically active. He was 75. Born in Norpeople on April 11, 1942, Macon was the youngest of three kids, and also the just kid, born to Dr. M. Foscue Brock and Clara Prictough Brock. He graduated from Granby High School in 1960, and from Randolph-Macon College 4 years later on. He married Joan Elizabeth Perry, whom he'd recognized since eighth grade, while on liberty from Marine Corps officer training on November 28, 1964. Macon served in Vietnam as a Naval captain in 1966-67. Upon completion of his company, he operated as a Naval Intelligence officer before joining his father-in-legislation, Kenneth Perry, in Mr. Perry's variety retail business, a former Ben Franklin keep at Ward's Corner in Norfolk. Along through his brother-in-legislation, he increased the organization into K&K Toys, which prospered right into a chain of 136 stores in 15 states. In 1986, he, Doug Perry and companion Ray Compton established a sideline company that many type of in the retail sector scoffed at: a chain of small stores offering high quality goods at a single, improbably low price-point-one dollar. Five years later, with the seemingly loopy concept quickly becoming a mercantile juggernaut, he and his partners marketed K&K Toys, using the proceeds to better nourish the agency now well-known as Dollar Tree.As the company's merchandiser, Macon-regularly via Joan at his side-traveled throughout Asia, Europe and also South America looking for the products that quickly drew customers to Dollar Tree stores by the millions. In 1995, when Dollar Tree went public, Macon was called president and also CEO, and also looked after the chain's rapid expansion. He became chairguy of the company's board in 2001, and offered in that capacity until October 2017-whereby time Dollar Tree was a Fortune 200 agency with 13,600 stores in 48 states and Canada. He chronicled the story of the company's starting and ascent in his book One Buck At a Time, co-authored through Earl Swift.Macon shared his good fortune, coming to be a leading beneaspect to the reasons he held dear. He was a longtime champion of his alma matter, Randolph-Macon: He chaired the Board of Trustees for ten years, and was critical in reimagining the campus and student life with the addition of numerous buildings and a student center. At Eastern Virginia Medical School, he helped develop the M. Foscue Brock Institute for Community and also Global Health, named for his father. In Virginia Beach, he and also Joan made the lead gift in developing the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Brock Environmental Center, and took pride in the dramatic structure's certification as "a living building" via the highest eco-friendly requirements in accordance with The UNITED STATE Eco-friendly Building Council's Leadership in Energy and also Environpsychological Deauthorize. He and Joan common a passion for Amerihave the right to art, an interest that propelled them to assistance several campaigns at the Chrysler Museum of Art, and also to chair its Board of Directors. Primarily, they were champions of better education, and provided transdevelopmental presents to Longlumber College, Joan's alma mater, Old Dominion College, and also Virginia Wesleyan College, wbelow they establimelted the Center for Religious Freedom. Macon was important in bringing the College Access Foundation routine to Virginia Beach which provides college tuition monies to Virginia Beach students. Macon was dedicated to his area and also functioned to make it a better area. For his regular management and neighborhood assistance, Macon was honored by the Virginia Beach Jaycees as the First Citizen of Virginia Beach in 2009. Later in 2015, the Brocks received The Darden Award for Regional Leadership from the Civic Leadership Institute and also were nationally well-known as Philanthropists of the Year by the Association of Fundelevating Professionals.Macon lived life completely. He threw himself into both work and leicertain via excellent joie de vivre and humor. Whether riding his Harley across the West, hiking or skiing the Telots, captaining a whitewater raft down the Snake River, or roasting oysters with friends and family members on the beach in Corolla, he lived adventurously. No issue the occasion, he had the ideal words at the right time, and he was the life and also driver of eexceptionally party.He is endured by his wife of 53 years, Joan Perry Brock; children Kathryn Everett and husband Tony Everett of Chevy Chase, Maryland, Christy Miele and husband Donaldboy Miele of San Juan Capistrano, The golden state, and also Macon Brock III and also wife Kristen Brock of Newport Beach, California; sisters Pat Robertson and also Sally White and also husband Hal White; and 6 grandchildren-Lucy and Will Everett, Kate and also Jacqueline Miele, and also Chloe and also Braden Brock. A memorial company for Macon will take location at 1 p.m. Saturday, December 16, at the First Presbyterian Church of Virginia Beach on Atlantic Avenue, complied with by a reception celebrating his life at Princess Anne Counattempt Club. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Hampton Roads Community Foundation to assistance scholarships to Randolph Macon College. (Hampton Roads Community Foundation, 101 West Main St., Norpeople, VA 23510) The family members would like to give thanks to the Lung Transplant Program at the Cleveland also Clinic, led by Dr. Marie Budev; and also physicians Charles Lisner, Thomas Alberico, Fletcher Pierce and Michael Ryan of Hampton Roads. They give thanks to Jodi Cutler and also Danielle Lorenz, also, for their compassion and also care during Macon's disease. H.D.


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Oliver Funeral Apts., Laskin Rd Chapel is managing arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family members at hdoliver.com.
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