Obituary – Dennie Wayne Flock
Dennie Wayne Flock
December 10, 1963 - August 13, 2021
Dennie Wayne Flock was born December 10, 1963, at Kit Carson County Memorial Hospital in Burlington to Ray and Shirley Flock. Dennie and his parents welcomed two sisters, Tammy Flock (Beeson) in 1965, and Danna Flock (Brachtenbach) in 1971.
Dennie attended Stratton Schools and spent his childhood years being a good big brother and an ornery big brother. Dennie would often take his sisters fishing, bike riding, and share his love for animals and adventure. As a young boy, Dennie worked a paper route, scooped sidewalks, mowed lawns, sang in his church choir, and sacked groceries. He was a member of the Merry Mixers 4-H Club, was frequently found riding his pony, Little Red, leading his 4-H steer to the Stratton COOP, and often skipped school to work at the old Stratton sale barn.
As a teenager and young adult, Dennie played football, wrestled, and spent a lot of time at rodeos, riding bulls and team roping. In August of 1981, Dennie met Charlene at the Kit Carson County Fair and, as the story goes, Charlene fell in love with his grin and cowboy hat (broad shoulders and cute behind), and Dennie fell in love with Charlene’s smile and charm. Dennie and Charlene were married June 1, 1985, and spent their early years, camping together, going to rodeos, playing in multiple softball leagues, and sharing his talent as a cowboy poet.
Dennie’s son, Tyler Flock, was born in 1990, and his daughter, Sydney Flock (Terrell), was born in 1992. During this time, Dennie completed his education as President of his class at the Western College of Auctioneering in Billings, Montana.
Dennie spent time with his family members and friends, sharing his passions for work, fishing, hunting, and time horse back. Dennie shared his love of shooting sports, hunting, and fishing, with his son, Tyler, and he shared his love of softball and heavy debating with his daughter, Sydney.
With Charlene by his side, Dennie served his community for years. Dennie coached his children’s sports teams, was a Burlington volunteer fireman, fair board member, fair livestock superintendent, high school football radio announcer, and member and auctioneer for the Wild Turkey Federation, Ducks Unlimited, and Pheasants Forever. Dennie traveled all over Colorado and Kansas announcing Little Britches, CJRA, and PRCA Rodeos. He also spent countless hours sharing his love for auctioneering and community relations, through benefits, auctions, and numerous events.
Dennie became a Papa in 2016 and spent some of his best days playing patty cake and taking his four grandchildren on four wheel rides. His grandchildren brightened his last days and will continue his legacy for years to come.
Dennie owned his own auction company, Flock Auctions, worked for different ranchers and farmers throughout the county, was a diesel mechanic for Vince’s GM Center, managed the sale barns at Limon and Stratton, and spent the majority of his career managing and auctioneering at Burlington Livestock Exchange.
Dennie loved being a husband, father, papa, uncle, brother, brother in-law, son, son in-law, and friend. He was known for his witty personality, strong work ethic, knowledge of cattle, horses, firearms, and most of all, for his love and dedication to his family members, employees, and friends. His impression upon those whom he met will last a lifetime.
Dennie is preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Shirley Flock.
He is survived by his wife, Charlene Flock; children, Tyler Flock and Sydney (Luke) Terrell; four grandchildren, Taya Flock, Thatcher Flock, Cleo Terrell, and Emerson Terrell; siblings, Tammy (Doug) Beeson and Danna (John) Brachtenbach; nine nieces and nephews; brothers-in-law; sister-in-law, and countless friends, employees, and furry friends.
Memorial services will be held at the Kit Carson County Fairgrounds in Burlington Sunday, August 22, 2021, at 7:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Dennie Flock Memorial at the Bank of Burlington, PO Box 427 Burlington, CO 80807, for the Pink Chaps Fund and Caring Hands Hospice.
Cards and Sentiments can be sent to 21507 County Road 44, Burlington, CO 80807.
Arrangements are under the direction of Brown Funeral Home.