Charles Ray Block II
Charles Ray Block II, 34, of Orange passed away Tuesday, July 24. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 27, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange. Officiating will be Andy Burns, minister of Ridgewood Church of Christ in Beaumont.
Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home in Orange.
Born Aug. 18, 1977, Charles was the son of Charles Ray Block and Mary (Anthony) Block. He served in the U.S. Air Force and was an Instrument Technician with Local 195. While Charles was in the Air Force, he participated in the Guardian Challenge where he was a Guardian Challenge medal winner. His greatest joy in his life was his daughter McKenzie followed by his family then helping and spending time with his friends and their children. He would always get a laugh out of being called “Big Country” by his friends.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Jerry and Zada Anthony; and paternal grandfather, Edgar Kyle Block.
Charles is survived by his parents, Charles and Mary Block of Orange; grandmother, Lola Gene Chambers of Port Arthur; daughter, McKenzie Block of Lumberton; sister, Judith Mosley and husband, David of Lumberton; and numerous aunts, uncles and other family members.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a scholarship fund for his daughter, McKenzie, at Orange Savings Bank.
Cremation will follow at Claybar Haven of Rest Crematory in Bridge City.