Lynn Robert Blalock, 87, of Hicksville, passed away Saturday, May 9, 2020, at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice Center, Defiance. Lynn was born on July 10, 1932, in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the son of the late Forrest “Jack” and Helen (Derck) Blalock. He was a 1950 graduate of Hicksville High School. After graduation, Lynn joined the United States Army where he served from 1952 to 1954. On January 14, 1989 he married Judith (Koehling) Driver at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church in Antwerp, Ohio, and she survives. Lynn was as a Lineman for the Ohio Power Company his entire working career and retired after 36 years of service in 1994. He was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Hicksville, where he served on the church council, the VFW and the Horseman’s Association. Lynn enjoyed his morning coffee at local restaurants, mowing his lawn and driving the newest model truck but his true passion was horse racing.
Surviving is his wife, Judy of Hicksville; two stepdaughters, Pam (Mike) Bailey of Hicksville and Deb (Rich) Tavierne of Fort Wayne, Indiana; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one sister, E. Sue (Don) Coughlin of Fort Wayne, Indiana, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Graveside services will be held on Saturday, May 16, 2020, at 10:30 a.m. in Forest Home Cemetery in Hicksville with Father Dan Borgelt and Pastor Rich Tavierne officiating. Military Graveside Rites will be accorded by the Hicksville American Legion Post 223. Arrangements are under the care of Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home, Hicksville Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to CHP Hospice of Defiance or St. Michael Catholic Church.
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Lynn Robert Blalock, please visit our floral store.