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Adee (Sonny) Block

January 26, 1945 ~ September 3, 2021 (age 76)

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Obituary

Life’s Reflection

Adee Block passed away on September 3, 2021, at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas.  He was born on January 26, 1945, in Prescott, Arkansas where he attended public school until he and his family moved to Kansas City, Kansas.  Following, he attended Sumner High School and graduated in 1964.

Adee was a hard worker and was gifted with many skills and abilities.  As a very handy individual, he made cabinets, upholstered furniture, flipped houses, worked on cars, and could fix just about anything.  

Adee spent many years working in law enforcement for several different law enforcement organizations.  He worked for the Kansas City, Kansas Police Department, the University of Kansas Medical Center Police Department, the Wyandotte County Sheriff's Department, and the Federal Police.  While working for those entities, Adee was also an entrepreneur.  He started Block Upholstery, through which he designed and produced several unique furniture items; one of which he received a patent for (the Command Post). He was a licensed realtor, bought and sold real estate, and maintained several rental properties.

Adee was a proud, honorably discharged veteran of the United States Army.  After high school, Adee married Margaret C. Webb Block, and to that union was born three children: Deadra, Bryan, and Sheryl. That marriage was dissolved and Adee later married Janet S. Maddox Block who had two sons, Rudolph Thompson II and Kurt Thompson, and to that union was born a daughter, Angel.  

Adee enjoyed socializing with his friends, playing pool, fishing, spending time with his grandchildren, and relaxing on his porch listening to music.  

Adee was preceded in death by his parents, A.D. Block; and Armedia Williamson Block; his spouse, Janet Block; and his oldest daughter, Deadra Block.

He is survived by his sons, Rudolph (Stephanie) Thompson; Kurt Thompson; and Bryan (Porcia) Block; his daughters, Sheryl (Michael) Block Pickett, and Angel Block Canady; and his siblings, Vernell Block Roberson; Hattie Block Gilmore; Joyce Block Ambler; and Larry (Debra) Block; and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
September 18, 2021

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Greater New Bethel A.M.E. Church
1820 North 55 Street
Kansas City, Kansas

Celebration of Life
Saturday
September 18, 2021

11:00 AM
Greater New Bethel A.M.E. Church
1820 North 55 Street
Kansas City, Kansas

Private Interment

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