Samuel Blalock
Samuel Eugene Blalock, Jr.
Life Well Lived
Samuel Eugene Blalock, Jr.
October 23, 1939 -
August 14, 2019
Samuel Eugene (Gene) Blalock, Jr., age 79, of Jonesboro, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, August 14, 2019.
Mr. Blalock was born to parents Louise Allen and Samuel Blalock, Sr. and raised in Jonesboro, GA. He spent his early life enjoying hunting, fishing, skeet shooting and digging for Civil War relics. His love and appreciation of guns continued throughout his life, and Mr. Blalock was a regular at the South River Gun Club and various gun shows. His other hobbies included reading, bass fishing and American history.
Mr. Blalock was married to the former Dianne Bond for 20 years. A University of Georgia graduate and Army National Guard veteran, Mr. Blalock worked for the Georgia Railroad until 1968 when he ventured into the computer age with the State of Georgia. He advanced to the position of Director of Data Networking before he retired in 1994 at the age of 55. In retirement, he and Mrs. Blalock were able to share their love of traveling. Destinations included far-away places such as Europe, Russia and China, as well as getting away to a nearby cabin on the lake for some solitude and fishing.
Mr. Blalock is survived by his wife and sisters, Anne Sligh, Suches, GA and Emily (Marshall) Gaddis, Darien, GA; stepchildren, Chip (Terry) Buttrill, Snellville, GA, David (Ginger) Buttrill, Dacula, GA; step-grandchildren Robert (Bryce) Buttrill, Norfolk,VA; Becci (Alex) Malmquist, Covington, GA; LauraKate Buttrill, Marietta, GA; Britt Buttrill, Montclair, NJ; Marianna Buttrill, Dacula, GA and Gina Cullen, Snellville, GA, plus a step-great-granddaughter and many nieces, nephews, friends and loved ones.
Those wishing to pay respects are invited to a visitation on Friday, August 16, 2019, from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Cannon Cleveland Funeral Home, 2580 Highway 42 North, McDonough, GA 30253. A memorial service will be held on Sat., August 17, 2019, at 11 a.m. also at the Cannon Cleveland Funeral Home. Interment will be at Jonesboro City Cemetery at 2 p.m.

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