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Bobby Joe Blalock
October 26, 1930 - March 12, 2019
Services for Bobby Joe Blalock, 88, of Thomasville will be held at 11:00 am, Friday, March 15, 2019 at First Presbyterian Church Sanctuary. Rev. Dr. Tim Filston will officiate and interment will be held at Laurel Hill Cemetery. Mr. Blalock passed away March 12, 2019 at Archbold Hospital. Born October 26, 1930 in Cullman, Alabama, he was the son of the late Asa Blalock and Velma Robinson Blalock. He was one of six sons and four daughters. On August 11, 1950 in Cullman, Alabama, he married Jeanette Bright Blalock, who survives. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and served during the Korean Conflict. Afterwards he returned to Alabama and joined the State of Alabama Emergency Management Agency as Deputy Director and soon was promoted to Director, all under Governor John Patterson's term. In the early 60's he moved to Thomasville, as Mr. Blalock joined FEMA, where he served in many capacities during disasters and retired in 1993 as Regional Director. Throughout the years, Mr. Blalock was very involved in community activities as an active member of the Thomasville Exchange Club, with local sports, an avid fan of Thomasville High School Bulldogs, serving as president of the Thomasville Touchdown Club. He was a little league baseball coach for many years and had a positive influence on many young ball players. He was a big University of Alabama fan as well. He served as an active member of the Thomasville Association of Retarded Children. Mr. Blalock was a longstanding member of the First Presbyterian Church of Thomasville serving as Sunday school teacher, deacon and elder. He was a passionate Golfer and held the position of the MGA President at Glen Arven Country Club after retirement. He is also survived by his children, Ricky and Sue Blalock of Thomasville, Jeff and Beth Blalock of Snellville, Ga., Trent and Michelle Blalock of Albany, Ga; grandchildren, Jason and Haley Blalock, Leah and Austin Odom, Amanda and Jason Weldon, Jeffrey Blalock, Chad and Natalie Blalock, Reid and Jessica Blalock; great-grandchildren, Brody, Hayden, Jerrett, Josie, Kinlee, Presslee and Berkeley and brother, Asa Blalock of Tallahassee, Florida. He was preceded in death by son, Tracy Bright Blalock. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Thomasville, 225 E. Jackson Street, Thomasville, GA 31792. The family will receive friends 4-6pm, Thursday, March 14, 2019 at Allen & Allen Funeral Home. Family and friends are invited to visit his online tribute page at www.allenfh.com
Published on March 13, 2019
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