John Russell Blocker

February 3, 1925 ~ September 21, 2021 (age 96)


John Russell Blocker, Sr. 96 husband of Elneta Anderson Blocker died Tuesday, September 21, 2021 after a period of declining health.  He was a son of the late Fred Blocker and Lula Morris Blocker.

Mr. Blocker was a former Magistrate for Bamberg County and was the retired owner of Blocker Grocery in Bamberg for more than fifty plus years.  He was a very active member of Bamberg First Baptist Church. He served in the US Navy during World War II, he was a Gunner’s Mate Third Class and also a Machinist’s Mate Second Class.  He was also a Shriner and a member of the Omar Shrine Temple.

Mr. Blocker is survived by his wife, a son John Russell Blocker, Jr (Rhetta), a daughter, Geri Blocker Owens (Jimmy) two Step-sons, Ronnie Anderson (Rosie) and Tony Anderson(Jane).  Additional survivors are three grandchildren, Jill McDonald (Lindsey), John Owens, Catie Remion (Matt), three great-grandchildren, Jack McDonald, Walt Remion and Henry Remion and four step-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his first wife Gladys Morton Blocker and a brother Robert Morris (Inez).

Funeral Services will be 11:00 am Saturday, September 25, 2021 at the Bamberg First Baptist Church with the Rev. Charlie Lucas and Rev. Brad Hudson officiating.  Interment will follow at the South End Cemetery.

Cooner Funeral Service in Charge of arrangements.

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