Joseph G. Blount

December 9, 1923March 11, 2013
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Joseph G. Blount, 89, went home to be with the Lord and his precious Bobbie on March 11, 2013. Mr. Blount was born in Norfolk, VA on Dec. 9, 1923 to the late Rev. Arnold and Clara Blount. He was a graduated of Norview High School. Mr. Blount honorably served his country in the US Army during WWII. He went ashore at the beaches of Normandy and bravely fought 1600 miles on foot to the Elbe River just outside of Berlin. Throughout the war he was in the Battle of the Bugle and all five major campaigns of the European War. He was wounded twice during the war and was distinguished with the Purple Heart Medal. At 88 he wrote a book titled "Footsteps Of A Foot Soldier." Mr. Blount was a member of Kempsville Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon. He owned and operated Princess Anne Fixtures.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Roberta "Bobbie" L. Blount; grandson, Timothy Cooke; and son-in-law, Robert O. Kirby.

Left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Ernestine Marie Kirby; son, Michael J. Blount and wife Peggy; sister, Virginia “Jenny” Kittle; granddaughters, Nicole Watz and Andrea Kirby; and great-grandchildren, Aayla Jude Watz and Brenden Watz.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Wed., March 13, 2013 at Rosewoood Kellum Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thurs., March 14, 2013 at the funeral home with burial to follow in Rosewood Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Kempsville Rescue Squad. You may pay condolences to the family at


  • Visitation Wednesday, March 13, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, March 14, 2013

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April 1, 2013

Dear Joe, I will miss you so much. I looked forward to your nightly phone calls these past never forgot your "sis" and I will always love you. I know you are in a better place and someday I will join you and Bobbie and my Bert - then we will have a good old time again! Love, your Jenny

April 1, 2013

We are so sad to lose Uncle Joe. We have many happy memories, especially of him and Bobbie and the whole family and kids at Chesapeake Beach. Also, those big family dinners he and Bobbie would prepare whenever we came for a visit. His handmade cabinets were beautiful works of art! He could always make the kids laugh for hours with his funny stories and all the noises' he could make. Uncle Joe always had time to lend an ear and make everyone feel better if having a bad day. We all send our love, Madeline & Tom, and Cindy, Brian, and Diron (Orange Park, FL)

The Knight Family

March 29, 2013

The visited moments we got to speak with Mr. Blount were always interesting and cherished. We will always remember him. It's been a blessing to know him over these nine years.

Sandy Oldham

March 18, 2013

Marie: I was sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad, he was a very special person, he always made me feel good and I loved his hugs. I am sure that he is with Bobbie, Tim and Robert and we will all be together one day.

Love, Sandy

Larry and Stacey Shinske

March 14, 2013

We are so sorry for your loss. Another American hero gone on to Heaven. You all are blessed for having known a man with such great accomplishments,determination and courage.

March 13, 2013

Mr. Joe Blount was a dear and treasurer friend. We shared many stories together and I enjoyed his book. My thoughts and prayers wre with his family. Joyce McDonald, Va. Beach, VA

Joyce Meeker

March 13, 2013

Joe was one of my favorite bowlers. Enjoyed his book. I will cherish the jewelry box he made me. So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to the family.

Kristin Beaudin

March 13, 2013

Saying goodbye is never easy but knowing it is a temporary goodbye may ease the pain a little. Joe is with the Lord and we will one day see him again.
My prayers are with you Uncle Mike and Aunt Peggy and the rest of the family. I love you and wish I could be there to give you big bear hugs.
Kristin "Gayle" Beaudin

TJ McAndrews

March 13, 2013

Mike, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. I know there are no words that will offer you comfort when you lose some one so close. Just remember memories keep the ones you loved close to you in spirit and thought and always in your heart. My sincerest condolences to you and your family.

Larry Maples

March 13, 2013

Another American Hero, Gone to Glory. I salute him, and my thoughts and prayers are with Mike and Family...