A Celebration of Life service for Jim Blaylock, 80, of Counce, TN, will be Sunday, July 29, 2018 at 5:00 P M at First Baptist Church of Counce. Bro. Jimmie McChristial will officiate the service.
Mr. Blaylock passed away Thursday, July 19, 2018 at his residence in Counce, TN. He was born January 19, 1938 in Bruce, MS to James Walter Blaylock, Sr. and Danny Rue James Blaylock.
He was of the Southern Baptist faith and was a member of First Baptist Church of Counce, where he served as Business Administrator. He was an ordained minister. Jim retired with 40 years of service from Farm Supply organizations all over the state of IL. After serving his country in the Army National Guard, he worked briefly at MS Hwy Department as a surveyor. He worked for the railroad as the telegrapher and station manager.
He graduated from Ellard High School in Bruce, MS in 1957. Jim loved fishing, camping, going on cruises, landscaping, going to auctions, spending time with his grandchildren and going to their ballgames. His first love was the work he did at church and ministering to everyone. He enjoyed going to CentriKid camp with the church. For many years he and his wife would go to church camp and cook for the kids.
Jim is survived by his wife of 59 years, Gwen Bray Blaylock of Counce, TN; his son Mark Blaylock (Sue) of Macomb, IL; his daughters, Lisa Blaylock of Nashville, TN, Karen Wilkerson (Marlin) of Pellia, Iowa and Cindy Simmons (Johnathan) of Marianna, AR; 8 grandchildren, Megan Tucker, Nick Wilkerson (Rachel), Ryan Wilkerson, Jacob Simmons, Lauren Simmons, Angelina Blaylock, Anna Simmons and Rachel Blaycock; 1 great-grandchild, Hunter Wilkerson; his brothers, William Blaylock (Von) of Oakland, MS and Sammy Blaylock (Lisa) of Columbus, MS; his sister, Ruthie Jean Carroll (Jimmy) of Bruce, MS; other relatives and a host of friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, James Walter Blaylock, Sr. and his mother, Danny Rue James Blaylock.
\Magnolia Funeral Home has been honored to serve the family of Mr. Jim Blaylock.