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James Blocker


1926 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
James Blocker Obituary
James Blocker, born March 30, 1926 peacefully began his final journey on December 16, 2018. He was preceded in death by his first wife Arnetta. He is survived by his beloved wife Joy Currie, loving son Kevin (Sharon) adored stepdaughter Debbie (Randy) Jennifer (Craig) 5 grandchildren Amy, Sarah, Allison, Heidi and Ryan. He is also survived by 3 dear Great Grandchildren.Jim grew up in the north side of Chicago and attended Lakeview high school and Chicago teachers college. He was drafted in 1945 and again in 1950. After proudly serving his country his successful teaching career began at Lane Tech high school where he was a track and field coach and drivers education instructor. A lifelong devoted Cubs fan, a life master bridge player, traveler and Wisconsin fisherman. He brought brightness, joy, and love to our lives. He will be forever missed. A memorial celebration of Jim's life will be held on Thursday January 10th from 10am-2pm at Woodlawn Funeral Home 7750 W. Cermak Rd. Forest Park, IL with Inurnment to follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park.Memorial contributions may be sent to the or .
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on Jan. 6, 2019
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