On Sunday, March 14, 2021, God called one of his faithful servants, Johnny Bob Blount, loving husband and father of nine, home to eternal paradise at the age of 83.
Johnny was born on April 13, 1937 in Taldotton, Georgia. Johnny served as a deacon at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church where Reverend Joseph Sykes was his pastor. He enjoyed singing in the Men’s Choir and serving on the usher board. Johnny retired as a Longshoreman and worked diligently as a Tampa business owner. He loved barbecuing for family and friends, helping others, fishing, gardening, playing dominoes and working. Johnny was preceded in death by his mother, Annie Blount, eight brothers and eight sisters as well as his son Johnny “Butch” Blount Jr.
He leaves behind to cherish his memories his loving wife, Evelyn Blount; eight children, Donna Parson (Richard), Christle Blount (Job), Derek Blount, Erica “Peaches” Oliver (Mardell), Shanta Blount, Renae Smith, Sheila Warren (Paul) and Gilda Price (SugarRay). Johnny also leaves to cherish memories, 20 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren; 4 great great-grandchildren and a special nephew, Shalimar Price; special family friends, Claretha Graham, Elaine Bridges, Theresa and Paul Thomas; a host of nieces, nephews and friends; a special thank you to Hillsborough County Department of Aging Services and Phyllis H. Busansky Adult Day Care Services for help during this difficult time.
The visitation will be held at Aikens Funeral home on Monday, March 22nd from 4:00 to 7:00. The family and friends are asked to meet at the chapel on Tuesday for the service. We are following the CDC guidelines.
“For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.” II Corinthians 5:1
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