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William E. ‘Bill’ Block

In Obituaries by OC Monitor Staff

HARTFORD, Ky. — William E. “Bill” Block, 58, of Hartford, passed away Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital after a valiant fight with cancer. He was born Jan. 22, 1961, in Louisville, Kentucky, to the late Elmer Block and Rosemary Woods Block.

Bill retired as a mechanic for the Cincinnati Metro Bus System.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife, Karen Block, of Hartford; three sons, Steven (Jaime) Whitely, of Echols, Kentucky, Chris (Veronica) Whitely, of Horse Branch, Kentucky, and Sean (Elizabeth) Whitely, of Erlanger, Kentucky; five grandchildren and one on the way, Gracie Whitely, Samuel Whitely, Andrew Whitely, Winston Whitely, Miranda Whitely, and Willa Whitely due in March; brother, Tom (Anita) Block, of Louisville; two sisters, Mary Ellen (Brent) Hoene, of Seymour, Indiana, and Barbara Hargrove, of Louisville; and two nieces and two nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at William L. Danks Funeral Home in Beaver Dam, Kentucky, with Rev. Danny Morgan and Bishop James Crump officiating. Burial will follow in Echols Cemetery in Echols, Kentucky. Friends may visit with Bill’s family from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. until the time of the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be left for Bill’s family at

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