Marion Maurice Blocker

Monday, March 26, 2018

Marion Maurice Blocker, 61, of Roe, Ark., passed from this life Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at his home. The son of the late Floyd Blocker, he was born in Caraway and raised in Elaine. A 1974 graduate of Elaine High School, he later graduated from Arkansas State University with a Bachelor of Science in Agronomy. He had been a Stuttgart area resident since 1991 and was a Program Associate 3 for the University of Arkansas Rice Research and Extension Center. Family was very important to Maurice as he stayed in touch with his many cousins and lifelong friends and considered his co-workers as family.

He is survived by his mother, Betty Jo Laffoon Blocker of Stuttgart, and many close cousins and friends.

Funeral service was 2 p.m. Thursday, March 22, at the Howard Funeral Service Chapel in Leachville with the Rev. Larry Davis officiating. Burial followed in Leachville Cemetery.

The family received visitors Thursday from noon until service time at the funeral home.

Pallbearers included Maurice's Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity brothers.

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