Ernest William Stock, age 86, passed away peacefully at his home in Whispering Pines, NC on Wednesday, March 10, 2021. 

Born in Detroit, Michigan on August 23, 1934 he was the son of the late Ernest Martin and Hertha Oxen Stock. 

Ernest attended Florida State University on a fully paid scholarship for his swim performance. Just in recent years he was inducted into the FSU Hall of Fame for swimming. Ernest worked for Vick Chemical in New York and later worked for Club Car Manufacturing in Augusta, GA for over 20 years. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son Kyler Stock in 2018 from ALS and his sister Eleanor Dank. 

He is survived by his wife of 56 years: Vicki Stock; two sons: Trevor (Tamara) of Huntersville, NC and Brian (Rebecca) of Augusta, GA; and 4 grandchildren. 

No services are planned at this time.

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Fry & Prickett Funeral Home is serving the stock family.

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  1. You left a mark on so very many people. The “Ernie” stories are flowing like a river today!
    You were a good man Ernie Stock and you’ll be missed.


  2. I was friends with Trevor growing up and Ernie was a force to be reckoned with. I bought my first car from him for $400, the Stock family station wagon. I promptly put hundreds of stickers on it and I believe he, maybe rightfully, questioned my sanity. And always remember when the boys had 1/4 skateboard ramp in the driveway. He was a good guy and I am grateful to have known him.

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