RENOVATION NEWS

Friday, March 28, 2014

Wilson Wayne Blocker ~ 1941 - 2014

Wilson Wayne Blocker
Mineral Wells High School 1958 Junior

Mineral Wells has lost another much loved and respected member of its community. Wilson Wayne Blocker died early Wednesday morning, March 26, 2014. Wayne was a member of the Mineral Wells High School Class of 1959, and he and his wife, Charlsie, were faithful and active participants in the annual 50 Year Club Reunions.

I first met Wayne in 1962 when I graduated from MWHS and went to work at the Fort Wolters Post Exchange. He was working in the shipping department of the PX and his sister, Elfreida, worked in the office where I was employed. They both were so kind and I have always looked back on those days with fondness because of them.

The outpouring of love and words of affection and memories on Facebook and the Prayer Chain pages have been beautiful to read and must be comforting to his family and friends who will miss him so much.

Wayne and Charlsie owned and operated Blocker's Bargain Barn in Mineral Wells where he loved to visit with the new and long-time customers and friends who came by. He could always make you smile with a joke or a friendly word.

Wayne and Charlsie Blocker
Blocker's Bargain Barn
Mineral Wells, Texas - December 2013

Visitation for the family will be held on Friday, March 28, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Baum-Carlock-Bumgardner Funeral Home on West Hubbard. 
Services for Wayne will be on Saturday, March 29, 1:00 p.m., at the Mineral Wells Church of God. His burial will follow at the beautiful Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Wayne was one of our MWHS students who came to us from the Salesville and Graford areas, north of Mineral Wells. He was born in Perrin to Tom and Vernon (Savell) Blocker in 1941. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Elfreida Blocker Hinshaw.

Left behind are his wife, Charlsie; children, Wayne Blocker, Jr. and wife, Susan, Tony Blocker and wife, Myrna, Suzie Martin and husband, Terry, Kim, Julie Ann, Dee Dee Lanier and Stacy Beers; grandchildren, Cody, Justin, Tacy, Katie, J. J., Courtney, Kayleigh, Rachel, Samantha, Jake, Wes, Jessica, Stormy and Starla; sixteen great-grandchildren; sisters, Rosie, Joy, Jaylene and Rita; brother, Gary Blocker; and many friends and neighbors.

Wayne Blocker
Mineral Wells High School 1957 Sophomore

Wayne Blocker and Winford Masterson
Fort Wolters Post Exchange 1964

Sources:

Blocker, Wilson Wayne, Mineral Wells Index

Photographs
Mineral Wells High School Burros, 1957 and 1958, digital formal, digitized by Bob Shubert, accessed 28 Mar 2014

Blocker, Wayne and Charlsie, Blocker's Barn, Mineral Wells, Texas, digital format, permission to use by Charlsie Blocker given to Judith Shubert 28 Mar 2014

Fort Wolters Exchange 1964, digital format, original belonging to Judith Shubert

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