Willard Blocker

  • BORN: June 19, 1928
  • DIED: December 1, 2017
  • LOCATION: Hampshire, Tennessee

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Willard Blocker, 89, born June 19, 1928, was the son of Ocy Alvin and Nena Grace Bishop Blocker, passed away on Friday, December 1, 2017 at Waynesboro Health & Rehab.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 1:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Joe Macer officiating. Burial will follow in Morrow Cemetery with Randy Baxter officiating and military honors provided by the Herbert Griffin American Legion Post #19. The family will visit with friends Sunday from 3:00 – 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home.

The family suggests memorials to Morrow Cemetery, c/o Linda Dunn, 1628 Hayes Denton Road, Columbia, TN 38401. Condolences may be extended online at www.oakesandnichols.com.

When the Korean War started, Willard was drafted into the Army. Willis, his twin brother unwilling to be separated, then joined the Army with the stipulation that the "Blocker Brothers" would not be separated and could serve together. During the war they served as medics and medical dispensers visiting North Korea, South Korea, Japan, and the island of Koje-do. After returning to the United States, they returned home to Love Branch Road in Hampshire, TN, where they farmed the land. Tobacco was the crop of choice.
Willard was a long-time member of South Point Church of Christ. He was also a member of the Herbert Griffin American Legion Post #19, VFW, and DAV.

Survivors include his sisters-in-law, Faye Blocker of Columbia, and Mary Allie Blocker of Hampshire; and four generations of nieces and nephews including his favorite nieces, Mary Ann (Ray) Dotson and Linda (Tommy) Dunn.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his siblings, Ella Brown Thomason, Gladys Baxter, Henry Blocker, Wesley Blocker, Clarice Bradley, Richard Blocker, Annie Mai Blocker, twin brother, Willis Blocker, and Virginia Clay.

Active pallbearers will be Thomas Runions, Bobby Runions, Alvin Blocker, Pete Blocker, Ricky Dunn, James Lewis Cothran, John Dotson, Douglas Clay, Barry Clay, Todd Baxter, James Patterson, and Paul Corvin. Honorary pallbearers include Tommy Dunn, Ray Dotson, Bryan Dunn, Gene Ray Baxter, Randy Baxter, Comer Brewer, Bart Kelley, Tim Farris, Walker Farris, Woody Escue, David Morrow, Steve Morrow, David Kincade, Tommy Carroll, Havill Himes, members of South Point Church of Christ, DAV, VFW, and the Herbert Griffin American Post #19.

The family would like to express a special thanks to Waynesboro Health and Rehab for their care.


Visitation
  • Sunday, December 03
    3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Oakes & Nichols
  • 320 West 7th Street
  • Columbia, TN 38401
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Funeral Service
  • Monday, December 04
    1:00 PM
  • Oakes & Nichols
  • 320 West 7th Street
  • Columbia, TN 38401
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