ORANGE — M. Jay Block, Sr., 70, of Orange, passed from this life on Monday, March 17, 2014 at his residence following an illness.
Born on October 31, 1943 in Orange, Texas to his parents, Marvin Newell Block and Dorothy (Ousley) Block, he was a longtime resident of Orange and worked as a supervisor with the DuPont – Sabine River Works Plant in Orange. Jay enjoyed spending time with his dog, Smokey who never left his side.
Jay is preceded in death by his parents; his stepfather, Garland Hiram Colvin; his wife, Marilyn Eyre Block; his wife, Sandra Block; his son, Danny Block; his brother, Jerry Colvin and his stepson, Rusty Eyre. Survivors include his son, Marvin Jay Block, Jr. and wife, Tammie of Vidor; his step son, Troy Eyre and wife, Christie of Utah; his step daughters, Stephanie Vickery and husband, Rocky of Baytown, Jackie Eyre Anderson and husband, Jack of Utah, Nikki Eyre Gabler and husband, Brian of Utah; his daughter in law, Brandy Block of Carrollton; his first wife, Margaret Jones Block of Norman, Oklahoma; his sisters, Jackie Bouler of Orange, Kathy Perkins and husband, David of Florida and Joni White and husband, Steve of Starks, Louisiana; his brother, Jimmy Block and wife, Ramona of Orange; twenty-two grandchildren, five great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.
Memorial services to remember and honor Jay’s life will be at 2:00 P.M. Friday, March 21, 2014 in the Chapel of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange. Rite of Committal and Entombment will follow services where he will be entombed next to his wife and son at Autumn Oaks Memorial Park in Orange.
A gathering of Jay’s family and friends will be from 1:00 P.M. until 2:00 P.M. Friday at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed for the family at www.dormanfuneralhome.com.