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Henry J. Blood Sr.

February 25, 1917 August 17, 2018
Henry J. Blood Sr.
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Obituary for Henry J. Blood Sr.

Henry Johnson Blood Sr, 101, moved on to his Heavenly reward on August 17, 2018, peacefully surrounded by his family at his home. in Springfield. He was born on February 25, 1917, in Amsterdam, New York, the son of the late William Henry and Grace (Scantlebury) Blood. He is survived by his wife Evelyn, son Henry Jr. (Lynda) Blood, granddaughter Alexandra Blood, D.O., sister Anna Crossley, and a host of nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Adele Blood in 1999. Mr. Blood served in the United States Army during WWII on the island of Iwo Jima in the South Pacific. He was awarded the Army Commendation Medal as 1st Sgt. He worked for the U.S. Government at the Defense Electronics Supply Center in Dayton, where he retired after years of distinguished service. He continued his work life at Wittenberg University and then the Springfield City School System. Mr. Blood was a faithful member of St. John Missionary Baptist Church where he joyfully served in the choir and on the Trustee Board, as well as several committees to remodel and maintain the church building. Mr. Blood and family were members of the church since they first arrived in Springfield in 1959. Mr. Blood was a Master Mason of the Tuscan Lodge #85, Prince Hall Masons in Schenectady, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Springfield or to your favorite charity. Mr. Blood was honored to have received a 100th Birthday Greeting from President Barack Obama and Mrs. Michelle Obama. A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, August 24, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. in the St. John Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Ernest Brown Sr. officiating. Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. prior to the service. Graveside services with Military Honors will be held 11:00 am on Monday, August 27th in the Dayton National Cemetery.


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Visitation

Friday

24

Aug

10:30 AM 8/24/2018 10:30:00 AM - 12:00 PM 8/24/2018 12:00:00 PM
St. John Missionary Baptist Church

34 W. Pleasant St.
Springfield, OH 45506

St. John Missionary Baptist Church
34 W. Pleasant St. Springfield 45506 OH
US

Celebration Of Life

Friday

24

Aug

12:00 PM 8/24/2018 12:00:00 PM
St. John Missionary Baptist Church

34 W. Pleasant St.
Springfield, OH 45506

St. John Missionary Baptist Church
34 W. Pleasant St. Springfield 45506 OH
US

Graveside

Monday

27

Aug

11:00 AM 8/27/2018 11:00:00 AM
Dayton National Cemetery

4100 West Third Street
Dayton, OH 45427

Dayton National Cemetery
4100 West Third Street Dayton 45427 OH
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. John Missionary Baptist Church

34 W. Pleasant St.
Springfield, OH 45506
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