OBITUARY

George "Bo" L. Blossom, III

September 24, 1953January 31, 2019

George L. “Bo” Blossom, III, 65, passed away peacefully at his home Thursday, January 31, 2019.

A Celebration of his Life will be held at 11:00 AM Monday at Snow’s Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street. Burial will be private. Rev. Rex Odom will officiate. The family will greet friends following the service and asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the donor’s favorite charity.

Mr. Blossom was born in Macon the son of the late Helen Parker Blossom and George L. Blossom, Jr. Bo graduated from Mount DeSales in 1971 and received his B.S. from Georgia Southern in 1976. Mr. Blossom worked as a research chemist in the Kaolin industry for 40 years. He started his career at Dry Branch Kaolin Co. and retired from Burgess Pigment Co. in October 2018.

Bo loved restoring vintage motorcycles and Volkswagens. He also enjoyed building and flying model airplanes. Many of his skills were acquired from earning the Eagle Scout Award at the age of 14.

Bo was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother. Mr. Blossom is survived by his wife, Teresa “Terry” Blossom of Macon. February 7th would have been their 40th wedding anniversary. He is also survived by his children, Benjamin “Ben” Blossom (Ellen) of Nashville, TN and Sarah Rolfes (Nash) of Macon; granddaughter, Emmaline Rolfes of Macon; sister, Sissy Blossom (Ted Fowler) of Houston, TX.

Visit www.snowscs.com to express tributes. Snow’s Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street, has charge of arrangements.

  • FAMILY

  • Bo was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother. Mr. Blossom is survived by his wife, Teresa “Terry” Blossom of Macon. February 7th would have been their 40th wedding anniversary. He is also survived by his children, Benjamin “Ben” Blossom (Ellen) of Nashville, TN and Sarah Rolfes (Nash) of Macon; granddaughter, Emmaline Rolfes of Macon; sister, Sissy Blossom (Ted Fowler) of Houston, TX.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Monday, February 4, 2019
  • Visitation - Following the Service Monday, February 4, 2019
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Lucius Youngblood

February 4, 2019

I worked with Bo at the Burgess Pigment Plant. He was a kind and gentle man. He will be missed by all who knew him. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time.

Lucius Youngblood

Joanne Ogilvie

February 3, 2019

I was Bo's mother-in-law for 40 years. He was always there for me. I will miss him a lot.
Love Joanne Ogilvie

Cynthia Mayer

February 3, 2019

Bo was my brother-in-law. He was a chemist, a craftsman, a cook, a father, a husband, and a grandfather. He loved his family most of all. He loved Amelia island and visiting it with his family once a year. He loved his home that he built with his wife my sister. It was his Haven. He was a good man. He was a hard man but most of all he will be missed by those who knew him best.

Lucy Allen

February 1, 2019

Bo was a gentle giant, a big teddy bear who was such a protector of Terry and their children, beloved animals too! And a great cook and very smart guy in the kaolin chemical business. What a multi talented and loving man with a big heart. I’m so glad to have known him, sad that he has left us so early and will miss him very much!

Monte Trotter

February 1, 2019

Terri, so sorry to hear of Bo's passing. Quite a shock to me as he was one of my favorites at GK and DBK. Bo was very special and as you know we traveled to Japan together the same time each year for 5-6 years or more. I have contacted Kaz Sakurai in Japan to let him know and he sends he condolences. We always had a great time (once we got there) and Bo was one of the most (if not the most) respected kaolin chemist from the US in Japan. I was along from the sales side and acted as interpreter to translate "Bo'ese" to English the Japanese could understand! We all loved Bo, as you knew where you stood with him because he told you! He told me one time when I asked him a question about kaolin that did not have a clear answer; "It just be's that way". I use that quote still today when my kids or someone asks me a question that is difficult to answer! Works great!
Bo will be missed. I am sorry I will not be in town for Bo's service but please know I will be there in spirit. I wish you, Ben and Sarah and all your family the best during this difficult time.

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Biography

George L. “Bo” Blossom, III, 65, passed away peacefully at his home Thursday, January 31, 2019.

A Celebration of his Life will be held at 11:00 AM Monday at Snow’s Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street. Burial will be private. Rev. Rex Odom will officiate. The family will greet friends following the service and asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the donor’s favorite charity.

Mr. Blossom was born in Macon the son of the late Helen Parker Blossom and George L. Blossom, Jr. Bo graduated from Mount DeSales in 1971 and received his B.S. from Georgia Southern in 1976. Mr. Blossom worked as a research chemist in the Kaolin industry for 40 years. He started his career at Dry Branch Kaolin Co. and retired from Burgess Pigment Co. in October 2018.

Bo loved restoring vintage motorcycles and Volkswagens. He also enjoyed building and flying model airplanes. Many of his skills were acquired from earning the Eagle Scout Award at the age of 14.

Bo was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother. Mr. Blossom is survived by his wife, Teresa “Terry” Blossom of Macon. February 7th would have been their 40th wedding anniversary. He is also survived by his children, Benjamin “Ben” Blossom (Ellen) of Nashville, TN and Sarah Rolfes (Nash) of Macon; granddaughter, Emmaline Rolfes of Macon; sister, Sissy Blossom (Ted Fowler) of Houston, TX.

Visit www.snowscs.com to express tributes.
Snow’s Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street, has charge of arrangements.