Grady Lee Blackmon

Published 5:19 pm Monday, March 5, 2012

Grady Lee Blackmon, 86, of Rocky Mount, N.C, passed away Monday, March 5, 2012.

Born in Clanton on June 19, 1925, he was the son of the late Otis Lee Blackmon and Vallie Alred Blackmon. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Alberta Taylor Blackmon.

He served his country in the United States Navy during World War II. After 38 years of service, Grady retired as a supervisor with CSX Railroad. He was a long time member of Marvin Methodist Church.

He leaves behind his devoted wife, Geraldine H. Blackmon; son, Lee Blackmon and wife Beverly of Liberty, S.C.; two grandchildren, Matthew and Lindsay Blackmon; two step-daughters, Charlene Edwards of Raleigh and Luanne Osborne and husband Russell of Rocky Mount; and three step-grandchildren, Anthony Edwards of Tarboro, Kimberly Edwards of Raleigh and Lauren Osborne of Wendell.

The family will receive friends and relatives 12:30 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 7 at Wheeler and Woodlief Funeral Home. A service to remember Grady will be held at 2 p.m. following the visitation in the funeral home chapel. Burial will be at Pineview Cemetery.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Marvin Methodist Church, 911 Falls Road, Rocky Mount, N.C. 27804.

Arrangements entrusted to Wheeler and Woodlief Funeral Home, 1130 N. Winstead Avenue, Rocky Mount NC 27804. You may share memories and condolences with the family by visiting