Jeryl Wayne Block

Jeryl Wayne Block, 79, of Raytown, MO left his earthly home on August 12, 2022 at the Sarah Cannon Cancer Center in Overland Park, KS. His loving wife of almost 53 years, Sharon, was at his side.

Jeryl was born in Aurora, MO, the second child and only son of Melvin and Lillie (Lynn) Block. He was an adventurous child and enjoyed scouting, earning the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout. He graduated from William Chrisman High School in 1961 and immediately enlisted in the Marines, serving as an MP in Hawaii. After leaving the military, he worked a few odd jobs before deciding to begin his career in the trades. He honed his skills as a drywall finisher and was a proud member of the Union Local for Painters and Allied Trades District Council #3 in Kansas City for many years.

Jeryl met the love of his life, Sharon Morris, at Victory Baptist Church in 1965 and they were joined in marriage December 13, 1969. Theirs was a true love story – they were in many ways an example of how opposites attract, but their faith in God, their love for their family, and love for each other bonded them together and never waned. Jeryl and Sharon spent many of the early years of their marriage in California, where their two daughters were born; Carrie April (who proceeded Jeryl in death) and Nancy Kay. They wound up back “home” in Raytown in 1984 where they have lived since.

Jeryl was quite a character – he always had a quick joke and a ready smile. He made friends everywhere he went. He was incredibly ornery, but also would be the first to offer help to anyone who needed it. He found joy in spending time with his family, “stinking it up” on the golf course, riding his Harley, and serving as the treasurer for the Local Union Retiree Club. Though he will be greatly missed by family and many friends, we take comfort in knowing Jeryl is now in the presence of our Lord – rejoicing in Heaven, cancer-free and no longer in pain. He is survived by his wife, Sharon Block of the home; his sister, Priscilla (Ron) Crank of Independence, MO; his daughter Nancy (Trigg) Wold and grandchildren, Aiden, Aunnika, and Addisen Wold (and granddog Fezzik) of Omaha, NE; and many beloved nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Services for Jeryl will be held on Friday, August 19th, at Heartland Cremation and Burial Society in Raytown, Mo. The visitation will be at 2pm, followed by the memorial service at 3pm. If anyone would like to do something in memory of Jeryl, in lieu of flowers, the family suggests that you donate to Saint Jude’s Children’s Hospital or Samaritan’s Purse, which were two charities that were dear to Jeryl’s heart.

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  1. Glenda Rader on August 16, 2022 at 10:50 am


    My heart is with you, your mom and family. I offer my deepest condolences on your loss.

  2. JaNelle Russi on August 16, 2022 at 11:41 am

    My heart aches for you and your family. I know your pain. Condolences to you and your family during this difficult time.

  3. Kevin Seaquist on August 16, 2022 at 1:49 pm

    We are very sorry to hear of Jeryl’s death and our condolences go to his wife Sharon and his other surviving relatives. May he be in God’s love and joy in heaven until we meet. In Jeryl’s honor, Wheels of Thunder will send an offering in his name to one of his preferred charities.

    Kevin S.
    President, Wheels of Thunder Chapter
    Christian Motorcyclist Association

  4. Cheryl Mullis on August 16, 2022 at 6:52 pm

    Jeryl has a very special person. So sorry for your loss. He will be greatly missed.

  5. Kathi Bush on August 16, 2022 at 10:18 pm

    Priscilla, I’m so very sorry for the loss of your brother, may he Rest In Peace and you have Gods arms around you….comforting you and Ron. Love you both.

  6. Tony miller on August 16, 2022 at 11:45 pm

    So sorry for your loss.

    Susan & Tony

  7. Gene& Cindy Davis on August 17, 2022 at 9:37 pm

    So sorry for your loss Sharon Love Gene & Cindy Davis

  8. Gina Shay-Zapien on August 18, 2022 at 5:05 pm

    The obituary said it well – “he made friends everywhere he went”. I quickly learned that if I planned to meet Sharon, I needed to have a dove chocolate in hand for Jerry or I’d hear about it. :o) The cancer center shared some dove chocolates in his honor this week. I am thankful for having met Jerry and for being witness to the love shared between him and Sharon. The world needs more people like Jerry, but he was one of kind.

  9. Danny Mosley on August 18, 2022 at 6:50 pm

    Sharon, Kathy and I are so sorry to hear of Jeryl’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and family. He will sorely be missed. May God’s comfort be with you!

  10. Stephen and Viva Ware on August 19, 2022 at 10:45 am

    May God bless you all at this time. Steve and I are sending prayers for all of your family. Lots of Love to all of you.

  11. Sharon Anderson on August 20, 2022 at 8:37 am

    So sorry Nancy, Trigg, and family. Hurts to say goodbye here to a father and grandpa. Praying you will have happy memories until you meet again. May God’s comfort sustain you in the days ahead.

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