Richard 'Whitey' Lee Block
DANVILLE - Richard "Whitey" Block, 65, of Danville, passed away at 11:37 a.m. at OSF Sacred Heart Medical Center in Danville, Ill., with his family by his side.
Whitey was born June 22, 1954, the son of Raymond James and Camille Grace (Trotter) Block in Danville.
Survivors include his three brothers, Gerald (Brenda DeMoss) Block of Danville, Kenneth Block of Bismarck, and James (Nan Mettam) Block of Charleston, S.C.; three sisters, Karen (David) Martin of Danville, Debby (William) Townsley of Danville, and Beth Carrigan of Danville; two half-brothers, Chris Block of Tilton, Ill., and Brett Block of Cayuga, Ind.; one half-sister, Tammy Sexton of Rossville, Ill., as well as several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews and special friends.
Whitey is preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Marilyn Jones.
Whitey was a member of Bowman Avenue Methodist Church. In 1965, Whitey was voted Mr. United Way while attending Cannon Grade School. He worked as an optician for Chittick Eye Care and later drove a truck for Jack-In-The- Box.
Whitey was a Harley-Davidson enthusiast, loved riding his motorcycle, working on cars and motorcycles and one time fully restored a Camaro.
A Celebration of Life will be at 10 a.m. Friday, November 15, at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Danville, 3940 N. Vermilion St., Danville, IL 61834, with Matt Filicsky officiating. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Thursday, November 14, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made in memory of Richard to the charity of the donor's choice. Please join Richard's family in sharing memories, photos and videos on his Tribute Wall at
Published on November 11, 2019


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Chuck White
Nov 22, 2019
I will always remember the good times when we were kids growing up.
Dwayne carrigan
Nov 13, 2019
You were a great friend whitey. I will miss you my friend but ill see you one day. We will ride together again. Until then