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James J. BlaylockFebruary 22, 1938 ~ December 4, 2017 (age 79)
James J. Blaylock, age 79, of Elwood, passed away on Monday, December 4, 2017 at Community Parkview Health & Living Center in Elwood.
He was born on February 22, 1938 in Middleton, Tennessee, to the late James and Addie (Cooper) Blaylock.
On October 8, 1955 he married the love of his life Edna (Bogue) Blaylock.
James served as a pastor at several churches during his life. He founded the Apostolic Bible Church in Tipton, Indiana in 1962 and served as it's pastor until 1973 when he moved to Niles, Ohio. James served as pastor for more than 17 years of the Apostolic Bible Church in Niles, and he pastored in Parma, Michigan for a short period of time before he retired. He was licensed for more than 40 years with the A.L.J.C. and the U.P.C.I. James and his wife Edna moved back to Indiana in 2016 and became members of the Life Church where their son, Scott is pastor. James loved to sing and was known for his wonderful voice. He was also known for being a sharp dresser. He enjoyed watching western movies, Gene Autry was one of his favorite actors, and Marshall Matt Dillon on Gunsmoke. James will be remembered as a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, and will be fondly remembered by all who knew him.
James is survived by his loving wife, of 62 years, Edna (Bogue) Blaylock of Elwood, son, Pastor Scott (Carol) Blaylock of Elwood, daughter, Rebecca Bryant of Mineral Ridge, Ohio, 3 grandchildren, James D. Blaylock, Kaitlyn (Jeff) Boggs, and John Caplinger, 3 great-grandchildren, Gentrey, Gannon, and Greyson Boggs, 3 brothers, Robert (Cona) Blaylock, Harold (Sheila) Blaylock, and Joe (Bonnie) Blaylock, 2 sisters, Judy (Ronnie) Jones, and Betty (Kenny) Ziegler, and several nieces and nephews.
James was preceded in death by his father, James A. Blaylock, mother, Addie L. Blaylock, 2 brothers, James "Billy" L. Blaylock, and Gary Blaylock, and sister, Genice Harden.
A funeral service will be conducted at 6:00 pm Thursday, December 7, 2017 at Life Church , Elwood, Indiana with Bishop Harrell Wilson and Rev. Pete McGuire officiating.
Visitation will be Thursday, December 7, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm, at Life Church , 800 South 22nd Street, Elwood, Indiana.
A visitation will be also held from 4 to 7 pm on Monday, December 11, 2017 at the Apostolic Bible Church, 1623 West Park Avenue, Niles, OH 44446
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at the Apostolic Bible Church in Niles and burial will follow in Pineview Memorial Cemetery in Warren, OH.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Life Church in Elwood, Indiana.
Dunnichay Funeral Home is honored to be entrusted with the arrangements for Bishop James J. Blaylock.
Online condolences can be given at www.dunnichayfuneralhome.com