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Dr Jack Courtland Blackstone, Sr

Dr Jack Courtland Blackstone, Sr

Birth
Martinsville, Morgan County, Indiana, USA
Death 4 Mar 2005 (aged 87)
Owensboro, Daviess County, Kentucky, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 100142688 · View Source
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Jack Courtland was born on April 25th, 1917 in Martinsville, IN. Jack Courtland's father was Charles Blackstone and his mother was Mable Fern Bryant. His paternal grandparents were Charles Eugene Blackstone and Florence Reapp; his maternal grandparents were Adam Bryant and Mary LaFary. He was an only child. He died at the age of 87 on March 4th, 2005 in Owensboro, Daviess, Kentucky.

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Dr. Jack Courtland Blackstone, Sr., 87, of Owensboro, died Friday, March 4, 2005 at Owensboro Medical Health System. Born in Martinsville, IN, on April 25, 1917, a son of the late Charles E. and Mable Fern Bryant Blackstone, he graduated from Broad Ripple High School in Indianapolis, earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Butler University where he was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity, and a Doctorate of Medicine from Indiana University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Nashville General Hospital, now part of Vanderbilt University Hospital, in Nashville, TN.

During World War II, Dr. Blackstone served in the Third Armored Division under General George Patton in the European Theatre of Operations, was awarded two Bronze Stars, and held the rank of Major at the time of his discharge.

In 1949, he and his family located in Owensboro, becoming the community's first Obstetrician and Gynecologist. While in active practice, he was involved in numerous medical staff activities and leadership positions at Owensboro-Daviess County and Mercy Hospitals.

An avid outdoorsman and sportsman, Dr. Blackstone hunted and fished over most of North America. He never missed an Indianapolis 500 race until A.J. Foyt retired. He was a below average golfer but nonetheless enjoyed the camaraderie of the game, especially participating in the Brick Bat Tournament. Actively involved with the YMCA, he chaired the campaign that led to the construction of the YMCA at its current location. One of his favorite affiliations was the Round Table breakfast group, which he enjoyed at the Hotel Owensboro, Gabes and the Executive Inn. A founding member of the Campbell Club, in his later years he held court there daily at lunch.

Dr. Blackstone was an ardent reader, averaging several books per week, and was especially fond of the works of Ernest Hemingway. He loved crossword puzzles and playing Scrabble, and was proud of his card playing skills, particularly at Hearts and Gin Rummy. A gourmet cook, he and Jean were well known for the parties, dinners, and events at their home on Highway 60 East.

His wife of 53 years, Jean Willcutts Blackstone, and his brother, Charles Eugene Blackstone, preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret Newsom Blackstone; five children, Deanna Pettit and her husband Bob of Jacksonville, FL, Jack C. Blackstone, Jr. and his wife Pam of Owensboro, Jeff W. Blackstone of Owensboro, Suzanne Miyahira and her husband Keith of Seattle, WA, and Becky Ebelhar and her husband Michael of Owensboro; a step daughter, Camille Newsom Brown and her husband Jim of Dallas, TX; 15 grandchildren; 2 step grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and 4 step great-grandchildren.

Dr. Blackstone never met a stranger and was comfortable in the presence of people and making them comfortable as well. Having touched the lives of countless people, he left this world a better place.

Services will be at 4:00 p.m. Monday in the Glenn Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation with the family to celebrate his life will be from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Sunday and after 2:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.



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  • Added: 4 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100142688
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