|Birth: ||Dec. 22, 1926|
|Death: ||May 24, 2011|
May 26, 2011
LAUREL — George Lewis Blackledge Sr.
George Lewis Blackledge Sr., 84, of Heidelberg, peacefully went to be with the Lord on May 24, 2011, while closely attended by family loved ones who knew and loved him.
Funeral services are set for Saturday, May 28, at First Baptist Church Heidelberg, 612 Walnut Street, Heidelberg, Miss. 39439. Viewing will start at 11:30 a.m. The service will start at 1 p.m. and will be led by longtime friend and pastor, Rev. Bill Bolton. Directly after the service, Mr. Blackledge will be laid to rest beside his wife and son at Pine Grove Baptist Church cemetery, where there will also be a brief service.
Mr. Blackledge was born Dec. 22, 1926. He served his country in the Army Air Corps and in the Navy on the USS Guadalcanal during World War II.
After his honorable discharges from the service, he met and married Lenora Irene Stamper of Heidelberg, on July 2, 1949. They had two children, George Lewis Blackledge Jr. and Ava Marleece Blackledge.
Mr. Blackledge in his early work career worked as a member of a crew for oil companies, and also a pipefitter at Ingalls Ship Building in Pascagoula. In his later work career, he worked along with his wife, 30 plus years as owner of a successful rental business in Biloxi during which time he made many friends and acquaintances.
While living in Biloxi, Mr. and Mrs. Blackledge were active members of Temple Baptist Church in Biloxi and Windsor Park Baptist Church in Ocean Springs.
After moving back to Heidelberg in 1988, Mr. and Mrs. Blackledge attended church at Pine Grove Baptist Church and Shady Grove Baptist Church, both in Heidelberg. Mr. Blackledge also attended First Baptist Church of Heidelberg.
Mr. Blackledge enjoyed gardening and was active with playing the fiddle with long time friends at Rose Hill.
He will be warmly remembered by his friends and loving family as a kind, gentle, giving, jovial, Christian man who took exceptional care of his family.
He will be painfully missed but will live on in the hearts of his loved ones by the love he projected and the sweet memories he provided as the best Papa and Daddy ever.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Lenora Stamper Blackledge; his son, George Lewis Blackledge Jr.; his parents, Monroe Lewis Blackledge and Nonnie Duckie Purvis Blackledge; his sisters, Katie Bell Blackledge Lowery, Doris Blackledge Leggett and Dorothy Blackledge Bell.
Mr. Blackledge is survived by his daughter, Ava M. Blackledge of Atlanta, Ga., and daughter-in-law, Marsha Staeling Blackledge of Biloxi. Surviving grandchildren are Amber B. Watson and Chris Watson of Lucedale, Sarah B. Odom of Biloxi, George L. Blackledge III of Biloxi, Peyton R. Knight and Ian Knight of Atlanta, Ga., Aaron A. Rhodes of Atlanta, Ga. and Heidelberg and Peter O. Rhodes of Atlanta, Ga. and Laurel.
His great-grandchildren include Cody Watson, Haley Watson, Holly Watson, Jake Watson, Garrett Watson, Audrey Watson and Eve Knight.
Funeral arrangements are being made by Memory Chapel of Laurel.
Monroe Lewis Blackledge (1904 - 1976)
Nonnie Purvis Blackledge (1906 - 1989)
Lenora Irene Stamper Blackledge (1923 - 2011)
Katie Bell Blackledge Lowery (1925 - 2007)*
George Lewis Blackledge (1926 - 2011)
Doris Blackledge Leggett (1929 - 1971)*
Dorothy Blackledge Bell (1932 - 1962)*
Pine Grove Baptist Cemetery
Created by: Marshall Parker
Record added: May 27, 2011
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He served his country in the Army Air Corps and in the Navy on the USS Guadalcanal during World War II.|
Added: May. 27, 2011