Tifton Gazette


September 29, 2012

Joe N. Blackstock Sr.

AUGUSTA — Joe N. Blackstock Sr., 88, husband of Sue Hutchinson Blackstock, entered into rest Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012.

 Mr. Blackstock was born in Sumner.  He was a World War II veteran and later retired as an engineer from Southern Bell after 38 years of service.  Mr. Blackstock served as a deacon and an elder in his church, Covenant Presbyterian Church.  He enjoyed fishing, shrimping, playing bridge and spending time with his family.  Mr. Blackstock enjoyed serving his Lord.

Family members in addition to his wife include: sons, Joe Blackstock Jr., of Augusta, and David W. Blackstock, OD, of Augusta; grandchildren, Riali Lyons (Blake), and Barrett and Brett Blackstock; great-grandchild, McLean Lyons; sisters, Clydie Lowery, Jeanette Ivey and Geneva Miller (Ray); brothers, Ralph Blackstock (Betty) and C. W. Blackstock (Betty); and numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Augusta, with the Rev. Robert M. Watkins officiating.  The body will lie in state beginning at 10 a.m. in the sanctuary.  The family will receive friends following the service at the church.

 In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Covenant Presbyterian Church, 3131 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30909.

 The family will also receive friends from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday at Albritton-Beaumont Funeral Directors in Tifton.  Graveside services will follow at 11:30 a.m. at Zion Hope Baptist Church Cemetery, Tifton, with the Rev. Bill Hutchinson officiating.    

Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd., Augusta, Ga. 30907 (706) 364-8484 is in charge of arrangements.  Albritton-Beaumont Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements in Tifton.  Please sign the guestbook at www.thomaspoteet.com or www.albritton-beaumontfuneralhome.com.


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