William Henry Blowe

September 23, 1932 - October 14, 2022

09/23/1932 - 10/14/2022

Past Services

Visitation
Saturday October 15, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910
252-332-3122 | Directions
Cemetery
Sunday October 16, 2022
Aulander Cemetery
Pine Drive
Aulander, NC
Directions
Service
Sunday October 16, 2022
3:00 pm
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910
252-332-3122 | Directions

AULANDER, NC – William Henry Blowe, 90, of the St. John Township, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 14, 2022 at his home.

Henry was born on September 23, 1932 to the late Robert Grover Blowe and Bertha Jenkins Blowe in Hertford County, NC. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and brother. He loved his family dearly and enjoyed spending time with them. He was a devoted member of St. John Baptist Church serving on the building and grounds committee and as a former deacon. Henry is a charter member of St. John Fire Department. He enjoyed farming, carpentry, and gardening. He worked with the Hertford County Sheriff’s Department as a special deputy for 20 years, and loved to tell stories of serving his country proudly in the US Navy aboard the USS Macon as a boiler tender. Henry will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

Along with his parents, Henry was preceded in death by his loving wife, Annette Shores Blowe.

Henry is survived by his two sons, Mike Blowe and wife Bonnie of Tunis, Tony Blowe and wife Brenda of Lewiston; his daughter, Sandy White and husband Bennett of Winton; five granddaughters, Charli (Brian) Stanley of Clayton, Christy (Scott) Craig, Heather Matthews of Ahoskie, Elizabeth (Caleb) Patrick of Richmond, VA, and Amanda Harding of Richmond, VA; eight great-grandchildren, Matthew Stanley, Ayden Hawks, Keeton Hawks, Katie Matthews, Shelby Matthews, Madison Matthews, Savanna Patrick, and Kolton Harding; two brothers, Harvey (Becky) Blowe of Aulander, and Floyd (Verla) Blowe of Camino, CA; and a sister, Rachel Bryant of Murfreesboro; along with many nieces, nephews, and extended family.

The family will receive friends Saturday, October 15, 2022, from 6:00 pm until 7:30 pm at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, NC, and other times at the home.

A celebration of life funeral service will be held on Sunday, October 16, 2022, at 3:00 pm at the Chapel of Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, NC, with Rev. Douglas Van Neil officiating. Burial will follow at Aulander Cemetery, Aulander, NC.

Flowers are welcome or memorial contributions may be made directly to the St. John Volunteer Fire Department, 1127 NC 561 West, Aulander, NC 27805 or online by clicking here; or directly to St. John Baptist Church, 1650 NC 461, Ahoskie, NC 27910 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 www.garrettsykesfs.com.

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Joanthan and Crystal Horner
1 month ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. My God wrap His loving arms around you and give you peace and comfort during this difficult time.

Katherine Parker-Lowe
1 month ago

Mike and Bonnie, I am sorry for your loss. I am thinking of you.

Donnie Shores
1 month ago

Sandy and rest of the boys, we are very sorry about Uncle Henry. He was a very good man. I still remember when Uncle Henry stopped by at my Grandma Rosa’s big old house to see me since I was there. He had on his Navy white clothes just arrived home from the Navy with a gift for me. it was a beautiful white coat with colorful embroidered Japan pictures on it. I was about 8 or 9 years old. My wife and I will be praying for each one of you. God Bless.

Barbara and Henry Matthews
1 month ago

Mr. Blowe was such a nice person. He loved his family and they sure loved him. Sandy, Bennette, Heather, Katie, Shelby and Madison will miss him greatly. Prayers for the family.

Barbara and Henry Matthews
1 month ago

Mr.Blowe was such a nice person. He loved his family and they sure loved him. Prayers for the family especially Katie, Shelby and Madison.

Claire Morris
1 month ago

Mike and Bonnie
I am so sorry for your loss.

Cheryl Chamblee
1 month ago

I am so sorry for the loss of your dear, sweet Daddy. He was a kind-hearted man that loved everybody!!! I LOVE YOU ALL !!!