On July 17, 2022, The Poultry Federation suffered a terrible loss. Allied member, Chip Blocker, Account Manager for Eastman, passed away.
Chip served on The Poultry Federation's Board of Directors and numerous committees. After serving on the Federation's board of directors Chip continued to stay involved with members of the Federation and was always in attendance at events hosted by TPF.
"We are deeply saddened by the tremendous loss of one of our members and our prayers are with Kristine and the entire Blocker family." Stated Marvin Childers, president of The Poultry Federation.
William Harrison "Chip" Blocker age 63, of Hot Springs, passed away July 17, 2022. He is predeceased by his father, John Blocker, mother, Shirley Blocker, sister, Johnna Elliott, and brother, Matthew Blocker.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Kristine Blocker, children Darren (Justine) Blocker, Taryn Blocker and three beautiful grandchildren Harrison, Harper and Harley Blocker. He is also survived by his brother Chris (Anna) Blocker.
Chip grew up on his family's farm in Mountain Valley, Arkansas. His love for agriculture led him to the University of Arkansas where he majored in Animal Science. He was an industry leader in the poultry business for 40 years. He never met a stranger with his larger than life personality. His continuous hard work was his display of deep love for his family. Our family is grateful to know that Chip is with the Lord. He served on several mission trips with First Baptist Church, Hot Springs to Nicaragua, Peru, Russia, Alaska and Czech Republic. His connection with people came from his genuine concern and compassion.
Visitation will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 22 at First Baptist Church Hot Springs with a celebration of Chip's life immediately following at 11:00 a.m. with Bro. Mike Pounders officiating. All are welcome.
Private burial at Fourche Loup Cemetery.
Pallbearers include Eddy Slick, Dent Burks, Chris Blocker, Darren Blocker, Chuck Culpepper, and Don Flynn.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Missions at First Baptist Church Hot Springs.
Source: Caruth-Hale Funeral Home