John Andre Blocker
- March 7, 1934 - January 21, 2012
- Austin, Texas
of John 's Passing
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Memories & Candles
Coach, it was an honor for me to be able to speak at the Memorial to honor you and your family ! The time spent playing for the Panthers will never be forgotten and are always a great topic of conversation for the Men of 1979 ! We once were boys you made into men ! The smell of Coach Witt's Swisher Sweets and the mad scramble to get on the field before Monahans and before the Sun, the great
Posted by: Dee David Parks - Brownwood, TX - Ex-Player at FSHS Mar 30, 2012
I had the pleasure of being in Coach Blocker's class at Vernon High School in the 1960's. He was a great teacher, coach and friend to all of us. In life there are some teachers who just make us want to be better people. Coach Blocker was one of those teachers. I've thought of him so many times over the years and I send my heartfelt condolences and prayers to his family.
Posted by: Judy Adams McNalley - Las Vegas, NV - Vernon Hign School 1969 Feb 11, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you Norene, Scott, and Stacey and families. John touched a lot of lives including ours and our daughters. We appreciate the opportunities afforded us in Fort Stockton and beyond because of our association with the Blockers. John will be missed and God Bless you as you continue on. We have thought of you many times over the years.
Posted by: Don and Roseva Ford - Whitney, TX - Colleagues and Friends Feb 09, 2012
The Blocker family are in my prayers. Although was a small kid , I have fond memories of our days at Kilgore with my dad coaching with coach Blocker. May you all find strength in Him during this time.
Posted by: Ricky Shipp - Houston, TX Jan 30, 2012
My sincere condolences to the family of Coach Blocker. Although I did not get into education/coaching, I remain involved as a sports official. Coach Blocker's legacy remains.
Coach, hurp hurp, Paterno's wating on you!
May God bless you and Thank you to the Blocker family for allowing your husband, father, grandfather to be such a big part of our lives. Take comfort in knowing that he served His Lord well. Godspeed Coach, may he rest in peace.
Posted by: Jesse Gonzales Jr. - Fort Stockton, TX - Former Student Jan 29, 2012
I would like to extend my sympathies to the family of John Blocker. His friend, Alan Ross.
Posted by: Alan Ross - Wolfforth, TX - Friend Jan 29, 2012
Norene & Family,I always valued John's friendship and commitment to Texas High School Football and young athletes. I will always remember our "Get-Togethers" at the American Football Coaches Conventions and Texas High School Coaches School. Your friend, Wayne Saegert, Pflugerville High Class '54
Posted by: Aileene & Wayne Saegert - Denton, TX - friend Jan 28, 2012
My condolences and prayers to the Blocker Family. I played for Coach Blocker in the early 80's and he had such a impact on my life, He tought me to win and never stop trying. He gave and under size player a chance. Again, my sincere condolences and prayers. He will be missed.
Posted by: Andy Villalba - Sidney, TX - Ex-Player Jan 28, 2012
Dear Noreen and family, our thoughts and prayers go out to you. We have many great memories of our visits with you and John. He touched so many lives in a positive way.
Posted by: Doyle and Shirley Parker - Ruidoso, NM - Friends Jan 28, 2012
I am so sorry for the loss of John. Fort Stockton is a better place for you having been here. I have thought of you often throughout the years and my thoughts and prayers are definitely with you at this time. Coach and his family left fond memories in FS. God bless and keep you.
Posted by: Gern Duncan - Fort Stockton, TX - friend Jan 28, 2012