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Board honors deceased COO, rename school

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CHATHAM CO., GA (WTOC) -

Bartow Elementary School changed in a big way Tuesday, being renamed Otis J. Brock III Elementary School.

The renaming, approved by the Chatham County Board of Education, was in honor of former chief operating officer Otis Brock.

Brock oversaw a lot in the school system before dying suddenly in April 2012 at the age of 41.

His family said he worked hard to improve the school system and community.

"His name is on this sign because of his service, not because he was born into any particular greatness or because he was born into some kind of royal legacy," said Brock's sister, Donna Brock. "He understood the importance of being a servant, and I think the message to everyone in the community; how important it is to serve."

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