|Jerry Byron Blackstock|
|Birth: ||Mar. 9, 1944, USA|
|Death: ||Apr. 1, 2006|
Family-Placed Death Notice
Rarely in life does a man have an opportunity to attain such professional excellence and to embrace life as fully as did Jerry Byron Blackstock, 61. One of Atlanta's most respected lawyers, Jerry lost a courageous battle with cancer on Saturday, April 1, 2006.
He graduated from Riverside Military Academy, Gainesville, GA and Davidson College, Davidson, NC where he played football and joined Beta Theta Pi. His ROTC training might have culminated in military service had it not been for a lightening strike that damaged his eyesight.
He subsequently attended the University of Georgia School of Law. A man who loved to go to work each day, Jerry amassed more than 35 years of trial experience and litigated over 200 trials. He was senior partner and chair of the litigation practice at Powell, Goldstein, Frazer and Murphy until 2002, when he joined Hunton and Williams.
His expertise in intellectual property was recognized internationally. Jerry Blackstocks list of awards and accomplishments is extensive and includess leadership positions with the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Georgia Board of Governors, the Georgia Defense Lawyers Association, the American Board of Trial Advocates, the Judical Qualifications Committee and the Judicial Qualifications Commission. He was a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and the American College of Trial Lawyers. Over the past several years he appeared in various listings of the states top ten lawyers. The Georgia Bar Association named him defense attorney of the year for 2002; the Atlanta Bar Association presented him their Leadership Award this March.
Jerry's love for Riverside culminated in his chairmanship of the Board of Trustees. At Peachtree Road United Methodist Church he served for many years in leadership capacities including the chair of the Pastoral Counseling service.
Jerry and Margaret Owen Blackstock were married for 39 years. They have three sons: Towner Anson (daughter-in-law Holly, and granddaughter Mary Molloy), Michael Owen, and Kendrick Anthony (daughter-in-law Britt). Jerry is also survived by sisters Patricia Ann Blackstock and Bonnie Glenn Blackstock, of Dallas, GA.
One of Jerry Blackstocks passions was mentoring the next generation. Thus, the family asks that in lieu of flowers, please send contributions either The Arch Foundation Got the Jerry B. Blackstock Law School Scholarship Fund C/O University of Georgia School of Law, 120 Herty Drive, Athens, Ga. 30602 or Riverside Military Academy, 2001 Riverside Drive, Gainesville, GA 30501 for The Jerry Blackstock Scholarship. A memorial service will be held Friday, April 7 at 2 p.m. at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church, 3180 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta. Wages & Sons Stone Mountain Chapel
Hunton & Williams
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
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Record added: Oct 10, 2013
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