KENNEDY | Donald F. Blaylock, Sr., age 80, of Kennedy, died January 12, 2014, at Hospice of West Alabama. Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 15, 2014, at Dowdle Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jeff Long officiating and Bro. Terry Robinson and Bro. Chris Hunnicutt assisting. Burial will follow in Higdon Church of God Cemetery with Dowdle Funeral Home of Millport directing. Visitation will be tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
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He was preceded in death by his parents, Ester and Estus Pennington Blaylock.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Mary H. Blaylock of Kennedy; daughters, Donna Hunnicutt (Frankel) of Kennedy, Mary Hydrick (Steve) of Reform, and Jackie Renee Grimsley (Tim) of Knoxville, Tenn.; son, Donale F. Blaylock, Jr. (Ann) of Millport; brother, Jimmy Blaylock of Winfield; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
He served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict and retired as a Staff Sergeant from the Alabama Army National Guard in 1991. He was also retired from the Alabama Department of Transportation where he worked as an Engineer/Inspector.
Mr. Blaylock was a very dedicated and loving husband, father, and grandfather and a faithful member of Higdon Church of God. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Pallbearers will be Jacob Stapp, Tommy Taylor, Bill McDaniel, David Harrison, Barry Johnson and Kenneth Key.
Dowdle Funeral Home - Millport
270 MCADAMS ST P O Box 218
Millport, AL 35576
Published in Tuscaloosa News on Jan. 14, 2014