Luther “Gooney” Wesley Blowe, Jr.

May 15, 1944 - April 19, 2022

05/15/1944 - 04/19/2022

Past Services

Friday April 22, 2022
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910
252-332-3122 | Directions
Friday April 22, 2022
2:00 pm
Chapel of Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Hwy 42 West
Ahoskie, NC 27910

AULANDER, NC – Luther “Gooney” Wesley Blowe, Jr., age 77, of NC Hwy 561, passed away on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at the The Outer Banks Hospital of Nags Head, NC

Mr. Blowe was born on May 15, 1944 to the late Luther Wesley Blowe, Sr. and Antoinette Blowe Blowe in Hertford County. Luther worked as a salesman for most of his life. He was also an employee of the Hertford County School system for many years. He enjoyed spending his spare time fishing. He was loved by his family and friends and will be deeply missed by all that knew him

Gooney is survived by his companion, Melba, his daughter, Vickie Blowe Hoggard of Kill Devil Hills, NC; grandson, Cliff Hoggard and wife Stephanie of Kill Devil Hills; granddaughter, Jamie Bird of Poplar Branch, NC; three great-granddaughters, Peyton Hoggard, Trinity Forrester, and Riley Krull; two sisters, Shirley Waters of Powellsville, and Ann Moore of Aulander; two brothers, Dwight Blowe of Woodland, and Jerry Blowe and wife Kathy of Winton; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the memorial service on Friday, April 22, 2022, from 1:00 pm until 1:45 pm at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, NC, with a celebration of life memorial service at 2:00 pm in the Chapel of Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, NC with the Rev. Dr. J Brabban officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made directly to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or online by clicking here

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Blowe family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

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Rita B Harrison
1 year ago

May God Bless all the family and friends.

Brenda Baisey
1 year ago

I am so sorry. Please know that I care and I love you all very much. Prayers and thoughts are going your way.

Kay and Ronald Edwards
1 year ago

To all of Luther’s family, Our deepest sympathy to you in your loss. We have many fond memories of Luther while growing up and still living in the same community. He was funny and a genuinely nice guy and friend. He will be missed by many. May God grant you peace, comfort and rest in the days ahead.

Robert Beale
1 year ago

My most sincere condolences to Luther’s family on his passing. I have fond memories of Gooney playing & interacting as kids around St John village.

David C Lassiter
1 year ago

Melba, Shirley, Ann, Dwight, Jerry and your many relatives that I do not know, I am so sorry to hear of Gooney’s passing. He was a friend for many years. Gooney was always neat, mild mannered and quiet. His sincere smile was infectious. I pray God will comfort you in your time of sorrow.
Love and prayers, David & Mary Ann