John Blaylock, Sr.
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John Blaylock, Sr.

NAME

John Carl Blaylock, Sr.

HOME OF RECORD

Princeton

DATE OF BIRTH

11/16/1948

STATE

WV

DATE OF DEATH

April 20, 2011

BRANCH OF SERVICE

Army

INDUCTION YEAR

2020

Biography

John Carl “Johnny” Blaylock Sr. passed away on April 20, 2011 at the age of 62 at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina after a long and brave fight against cancer. Born November 16, 1948, “Johnny” was the oldest child of Carl Buster Blaylock and Neville Mullens (both deceased). He adored and treasured his loving and dedicated wife, Louise Beverly Blaylock, who was by his side for 25 years. Johnny never met a stranger and anyone who met him would never forget him. He was known for his outgoing personality, his love of people and for always being a good and caring friend and neighbor. He would be the first to help anyone in need and often assisted people whose cars broke down or plowed neighbors’ driveways in winter – always without being asked. Johnny was a lifelong resident of West Virginia and had lived in Mercer County for19 years. He shared his wife’s love of animals. Their loyal and beloved dogs who will join him in Heaven are Boomer (Sheltie), Princess (Collie), BJ (Sheltie) and Blackjack (Shih Tzu). Johnny was a member of Rich Creek Baptist Church (Spanishburg). He worked at the Capels Coal Mine for 14 years and later worked at the Princeton Post Office and the Princeton Detention Center. He was a very patriotic U. S. Army veteran and proudly served in the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Vietnam Veterans of America, the American Legion and the United Mine Workers of America. He loved spending time with family, friends, Vietnam veterans and his dogs. A special dog Boomer echoed his master’s patriotism by serving as a guard dog for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall when it passed through their area.

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR John Blaylock, Sr.
POSTED ON 9.19.2020
POSTED BY: Louise Blaylock

Love of my life

I miss you every minute of every day. Among my fondest memories are our plans for after my retirement. We would sit, with our fur babies, on the patio off the basement. Me in the swing, you in the rocker. Babies all around our feet. We had plans, and dreams of travel, taking life easy, and enjoying our freedom. Also, the many notes, and lengthy letters you wrote to explain how you felt about me, and our life together. You always said, it was easier for you to write, then say. I treasure, and linger on every word, as I read them over, and over. I feel closest to you, while reading your loving words. But, those dreams weren't to be. Take care of our fur babies, that are with you, someday, we will all be together again. Rip my love. I will always love you.
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POSTED ON 9.19.2020
POSTED BY: Louise Blaylock

Love of my life

I miss you every minute of every day. Among my fondest memories are our plans for after my retirement. We would sit, with our fur babies, on the patio off the basement. Me in the swing, you in the rocker. Babies all around our feet. We had plans, and dreams of travel, taking life easy, and enjoying our freedom. Also, the many notes, and lengthy letters you wrote to explain how you felt about me, and our life together. You always said, it was easier for you to write, then say. I treasure, and linger on every word, as I read them over, and over. I feel closest to you, while reading your loving words. But, those dreams weren't to be. Take care of our fur babies, that are with you, someday, we will all be together again. Rip my love. I will always love you.
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POSTED ON 9.18.2020
POSTED BY: Eddie Sites

American Hero

A true American hero who served his country proudly.
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