Dr. Jerry L. Blount    
Dr. Jerry L. Blount
Age 82, of Alliance, passed away on Friday, Feb. 12, 2010, in
Allay Senior Care following an extended illness.
He was born in Cape Girardeau, Mo., on April 18, 1927, to the late Daniel and Wilma Blount.
Jerry enlisted in the United States Navy and became a Naval Pilot during World War II and was drafted into the Army during the Korean War.

Jerry earned his PhD from Northwestern University in between his two stints in the US Armed Forces.
He retired from Mount Union College in 1990 following 35 years as a Biology Professor. He was internationally renowned for his research in Genetics. He was the first recipient of the Great Teacher Award at Mount Union and was the Chairman of the Biology Department for many years.

He attended Reading Church of the Brethren and was an avid animal lover. Jerry enjoyed fishing and painting, and was a water color artist.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Thurston Blount.
He is survived by his loving wife, Janet (Jones) Blount, of the home; two daughters, Amy Willis of Canton, Ohio and Laura Macrae of Menlo Park, Calif.; three grandchildren, Ryan and Erin Sigler and Christopher Macrae; three step children, Curtis and Darren Walter and Ruth Dienes; two step grandchildren, Grant and Meredith Dienes; his brother, Dr. Don Blount of Columbia, Mo.; and two sisters, Natalie Peavey of Kansas City, Mo., and Marilyn Tomson of Chicago, IL.

A private memorial service was held in the Reed Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 1815 W. Market St., Suite 301 Akron, OH 44313 or to Crossroads Hospice, 3743 Boettler Oaks Dr., Suite E, Uniontown, OH, 44685. Those wishing to send condolences or share a fond memory, may sign the Reed On-Line Guestbook at:

www.reedfuneralhome.com
Reed, 330-477-6721


Janet and Jerry Blount 11-29-2003


Janet and Jerry Blount 11-27-2009


Jerry 11-23-2005


Jerry the Hustler 2006

 

Two traveling angels stopped to spend the night in the home of a wealthy family.

   The family was rude and refused to let the angels stay in the mansion's guest room.

   Instead the angels were given a small space in the cold basement.

   As they made their bed on the hard floor, the older angel saw a hole in the wall and repaired it.

   When the younger angel asked why, the older angel replied,

   "Things aren't always what they seem"
 
   The next night the pair came to rest at the house of a very poor, but very hospitable farmer and his wife.

   After sharing what little food they had the couple let the angels sleep in their bed where they could have a good night's rest.
 
   When the sun came up the next morning the angels found the farmer and his wife in tears.
 
   Their only cow, whose milk had been their sole income, lay dead in the field.

   The younger angel was infuriated and asked the older angel how could you have let this happen?
 
   The first man had everything, yet you helped him, she accused.

   The second family had little but was willing to share everything, and you let the cow die..

   "Things aren't always what they seem," the older angel replied.
 
   "When we stayed in the basement of the mansion, I noticed there was gold stored in that hole in the wall.

   Since the owner was so obsessed with greed and unwilling to share his good fortune, I sealed the wall so he wouldn't find it."
 
   "Then last night as we slept in the farmers bed, the angel of death came for his wife I gave him the cow instead.

   Things aren't always what they seem."

   Sometimes that is exactly what happens when things  don't turn out the way they should.. If you have faith, you just need to trust that every out come is always to your advantage. You just might not know it until some time later...
                                 Oooo
    Some people           (    )

   come into our lives   )  /
   and quickly go..      (_ /


             oooO
              (    )       Some people

              \  (        become friends
               \_ )    and stay awhile...


   leaving beautiful          Oooo
    footprints on our         (    )

      hearts...                       )  / 
                                       ( _/


                   oooO
                    (    )      and we are

                     \  (          never
                      \_ )      quite the same
                                  because we have
                                 made a good

                                  friend!!
 

   Yesterday is history.
   Tomorrow a mystery.
    Today is a gift.

   That's why it's called the present!

 

   I think this is special...live and savor every
   moment... This is not a dress rehearsal!


             (\        /)
             ( \ __ / )

             (  \()/  ) 
             (  /   \  )   
TAKE THIS LITTLE  ANGEL
             ( / \/ \ )   AND KEEP HER CLOSE TO YOU
               /      \    SHE IS YOUR GUARDIAN ANGEL
              (        )    SENT TO WATCH OVER YOU
               ____
 

   THIS IS A SPECIAL GUARDIAN ANGEL... YOU MUST PASS THIS ON TO 5 PEOPLE WITHIN THE HOUR OF RECEIVING HER,


IF YOU HAVE PASSED HER ON, SHE WILL WATCH OVER YOU FOREVER....
   IF NOT, HER TEARS WILL FLOW  

   Now don't delete this message, because it comes from a very special angel.
 

           Right Now -


   -somebody is thinking of you.
    -somebody is caring about you.

   -somebody misses you

   -somebody wants to talk to you.
   -somebody wants to be with you.
    -somebody hopes you aren't in trouble.

   -somebody is thankful for the support you have provided.
   -somebody wants to hold your hand.
   -somebody hopes everything turns out all right.

   -somebody wants you to be happy.
   -somebody wants you to find him/her.
    -somebody is celebrating your successes.
    -somebody wants to give you a gift.

   -somebody thinks that you ARE a gift.
   -somebody loves you.
    -somebody admires your strength.
    -somebody is thinking of you and smiling.

   -somebody wants to be your shoulder to cry on.
 
 

   SOMEBODY NEEDS YOU TO SEND THIS TO THEM
  
   Never take away anyone's hope.  That may be all they have....