Edwin "Jerry" Blaylock, IIFebruary 22, 1960 ~ July 8, 2017 (age 57)
Edwin “Jerry” Blaylock, II, 57, of Morristown, TN was reunited on Saturday, July 8, 2017 with the love of his life, Robin Renee Collake Blaylock, in his home surrounded by his immediate family.
In addition to his wife Robin, he was preceded in death by his father MSgt (Ret.) Edwin Jerry Blaylock.
He is survived by his two daughters, Megan Renee Blaylock and Lauren Nicole Blaylock of the home; his mother Leona Kavanagh Blaylock of Sumter, South Carolina; his wife’s parents Betty (Eddie) Collake and Roy (Peggy) Dalton; Sisters, Micheline Wheeler, Kathleen (Robert) Stafford, of Sumter, South Carolina, Teresa (Tim) Durden of Lexington, South Carolina; sister-in-law Kelly Collake Bowen and her husband David; along with many nieces and nephews. In addition, he is survived by his “kull” brothers, Ronnie Burchell, Larry Yount, Gary Smith and Steve McCloud.
Jerry was born February 22, 1960 in New Mexico. He was a 1978 graduate of Sumter High School, Sumter, South Carolina. Jerry received his undergraduate degree from Baptist College at Charleston, South Carolina and Master’s degree from East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee.
Jerry was a man of many talents and interests from coaching nationally competitive cross country and track teams at Carson Newman to owning his own structural drying school to sharing his expertise in the drying industry across the country.
Besides his wife and daughters, his greatest love was the outdoors and his property on the river, where he spent many hours with his friends. Jerry will be remembered for his sense of humor, witty self-deprecation, generosity, loyalty and laughter.
“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 13th, 2017 followed by a memorial service at 7:00p.m. at Manley Baptist Church, 3603 West Andrew Johnson Highway, Morristown, Tennessee. Graveside services will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Jimmy V Foundation, American Cancer Society or a charity of your choice.
The family has chosen Allen Funeral Home for the arrangements.