February 24, 2010
John Nelson Blasingame, 84, of Murfreesboro, TN, died February 21, at Middle Tennessee Medical Center surrounded by his family. He was a native of Lowndes County, Columbus, Mississippi. He had lived in Mursfreeboro the past 45 years. Mr. Blasingame was a patient and loving father who idolized his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchild. He was a former chemical plating manager and sales representative. Mr. Blasingame was a World War II veteran and served in the Army Infantry overseas and in the U. S. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Carolyn Lacy Blasingame, who passed away in 2007, his parents, Frank Dow (Buck) Blasingame and Audie Coward Blasingame, and brothers, Owen Blasingame and Lavert Blasingame. Mr. Blasingame is survived by daughter Nancy Blasingame, daughter Kay Blasingame- Boike, son-in-law David Boike, daughter Beth Blasingame-Cooke, son-in-law Van Cooke, grandson John Chance Cooke, grandaughter Paxton Lacy Cooke, grandaughter Erin Blasingame Horton (James), and great- grandson, Eliott Nelson Horton, all of Murfreesboro, TN. Visitation with the family will be Tuesday evening, Februaury 23, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at Jennings and Ayers Funeral Home in Murfreesboro. graveside services will be held at Tabernacle United Methodist Church at 10:00 am on Thursday, Februaury 25, in Ethelsville, Alabama with Lowndes Funeral Home in Columbus, Mississippi in charge of those arrangements.