BLYSTONE, John "Johnny" Edward, 78, of Chesterfield, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 2, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents, John F. and Flora B. Blystone; and a brother, Kenneth A. Blystone. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Phyllis M. Blystone; daughters, Marilou Raham, Rebecca Blystone, Beverly LeRiche, Amy Figard (Kim) and Vicki Croisetiere (Leo); brothers, James W. Blystone and Donald R. Blystone; 11 grandchildren, with one on the way, and five great-grandchildren. John was a U.S. Army veteran and worked for Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens for 14 years before his retirement. No formal visitation is planned. A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday in Dale Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to (www.preventalitter.org) P.A.L., 3421 W. Cary St., Richmond, Va. 23221.
This obituary was originally published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.