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.