John Wayne Block

John Wayne Block, 59, of Little Rock, died Wednesday, August 14, 2013, at Baptist Health.

He was born June 18, 1954, in Monticello, to the late James Block and Willie Bell Douglas-Block.

At an early age he accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior and was of Baptist faith. He was employed by SeaArk Boating Company for several years.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by one daughter, Shannon Block, of Monticello; two sons, Richard Block, of Monticello, and John Block, Jr., of Eau Clare, Wis.; seven grandchildren, Nadriona, Na’Shantia, Nortavian Girtman, Re’Kena Block, Sophie Block, Markieth Philippi, and Desmond Trok; nine sisters, Rosa Scott of Little Rock, Virginia Binns, Gail Block, Linda Block, Lula Haden (Henry), Mae Jane Block, and Minnie Rhodes, all of Monticello, Ethel Mills (Jeremiah) of Dumas, Patricia Buckhanan (Rynadle) of Pine Bluff, Ervin Block, of Monticello; Harold Block (Jewell), of Lacey, and Otis Block (Ida), of Dumas.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, August 20, 2013, at Stephenson-Dearman Chapel. Burial followed in Union Ridge Cemetery. 

An online guestbook may be viewed and signed at

The Advance-Monticellonian

Mailing Address:
PO Box 486
Monticello, AR 71657

Street Address:
314 Main Street
Monticello, AR 71655

Phone: 870-367-5325
Fax: 870-367-6612

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