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Hollis Blockmon, Sr

September 3, 1924 ~ April 22, 2015 (age 90)
Visitation for Mr. Hollis Blockmon, Sr. will be held Saturday, April 25 from 9AM - 11AM at Christ's Church of the Jesus Hour, located at 1119 N 18th St. KCK. Funeral Service will begin immediately at 11AM. Hollis Blockmon, Sr. was born into this world on September 3, 1924. He transitioned from this world into the eternal on April 19, 2015. Born in Brookhaven, Mississippi, Hollis was the third child of Willie Blockmon, Sr. and Beatrice (Porter) Blockmon. Both of his parents and one son, Kent Anthony Blockmon, preceded him in death. He also had nine brothers and sisters to precede him. Those siblings that preceded him in death were: Annie Bradley, George Blockmon, Willie Blockmon, Estella Blockmon, Julie Blockmon, Gladys Blockmon, Johnny Blockmon, David Blockmon, and Tommie Blockmon. As the family grew, the Blockmons made several moves, including Forrest City, Arkansas and finally the small town of Earle, Arkansas. Being a very independent child, Hollis left home at the early age of fourteen. He returned to Forrest City and lived with his grandmother, Julie Simmons, who was instrumental in his maturity. He later moved to Kansas City, Kansas in 1945. Hollis met and married the love of his life, Katie Lee Jones. To this union, seven children were born. He was a strong family man who dearly loved his wife and children. It was in Kansas City that he also met and acknowledged his faith in Christ Jesus at Calvary Missionary Baptist, under the leadership of Rev. H.W. Bowen. Hollis was an extremely hard working man. He was employed as a butcher at the Armour Meat Packing Company for twenty years until the plant relocated. He then worked for the Kansas City Parks and Recreation Department and finally retired from the maintenance department of Trans World Airlines. Hollis was also a sportsman. He played baseball and loved fishing and hunting. He purchased an RV and boat so that he could indulge the hunting grounds and local lakes to his heart's content. He leaves to remember his life: his wife of 68 years, Katie Lee Blockmon; six children: Hazel (George) Byers, Loraine Allen, Hollis Jr., Dwayne, Tonoa Thomas (Ronald), and Sidney Lamar (Elaunda); four brothers: Charlie, Joe Louis (Mary Lee), Edward Carter (Francis), Larry Carter; one sister: Mary Moore. He also leaves 17 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, 9 great-great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.  

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