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James Leroy Blalock

September 30, 1940 ~ October 4, 2020 (age 80)


James Leroy Blalock, age 80 of Enigma Ga passed away October 4, 2020 at the Tift Regional Medical Center.

Roy, as many knew him was born in Worth County, Georgia on September 30, 1940 to the late Willie Frank and Alma Blalock.  He was a U.S. Navy Veteran, and retired from the City of Albany as a firefighter.  He also was responsible for helping raise money to open View Fire Department in Cornelia, Ga where he served as fire chief.  He was known for growing gardens in the community and allowing the less fortunate to come pick anything they wanted before his health deteriorated.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Blalock was preceded in death by his daughter Donna Lynne Blalock on August 4, 2020, daughter in law Debbie Lynn Blalock and his brothers W.H and Darrell Blalock. 

Survivors include his daughters and son in law, Kimberly Blalock of the home, Sharon (Greg) Canup of Alto, Ga.  Son, Willie Frank Blalock of Alto, Ga.  Grandchildren Tiffany (Josh) Brown of Alto, Ga, Gregory (Santana) Garner, Tifton Ga, Dream Hain and Dane Culver, Cornelia Ga.  Great Grandchildren, Patience, Damian & Dixie.  He is also survived by his Sister and brother in law Dorothy (Troy) Suggs, Tifton, Ga and Sister in Law Lindia Faye Blalock, of Cornelia, Ga, and several cousins, nieces and nephews. 

A memorial service will be held at a later date. 

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