ROCKFORD, Tenn. – Stan Brock, the founder of an organization that uses mobile medical clinics to bring health care services to people in remote, underserved areas of the U.S. and around the world, has died in Tennessee. He was 82.
Remote Area Medical says in a news release that Brock died Wednesday. RAM spokesman Robert Lambert tells the Associated Press that Brock had been active until he suffered an illness a few weeks ago. Lambert says Brock died peacefully at home in Rockford, Tennessee.
Brock started the first RAM clinic in the U.S. in May 1992 in Sneedville, Tennessee. Since then, more than 740,000 people have received free dental, vision and medical care from Brock's clinics.
Brock also gained fame by appearing on NBC's "Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom," alongside Marlin Perkins.