Frank Dixon Blow
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Frank Dixon Blow
  • November 18, 1934 - November 1, 2017
  • Richmond, Virginia

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Frank Dixon Blow, Jr., 82, of Kill Devil Hills, NC, passed away peacefully with his family at his side on Wednesday, November 1, 2017. He was born in Portsmouth, VA, retired to North Carolina, and spent his last year in Richmond.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Blanche Estelle Blow.

He proudly served in the U. S. Air Force, obtaining the rank of Captain, and later made his career flying for American Airlines for 27 years. Over the course of his career he travelled the world.

He is survived by his daughter, Catherine Reale (Randy), of Stafford, VA; son, Michael (Carol), of Richmond; four grandchildren, Shaun Reale (Kelly), of Fort Worth, TX; Bryan Reale, of Holiday, FL; Matthew Blow, of Nashville, TN; Katharine Gray (George), of Richmond; and two great grandsons, Macklen Henry Reale and Lucas Dixon Reale.

Nothing gave him greater happiness than being surrounded by his family and friends.

The family would like to thank the staff at Gayton Terrace, Capital Caring Hospice and Comfort Keepers for their compassionate and loving care during his greatest time of need. We will be forever thankful for your devotion to Frank's comfort.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, November 18, 2017, at the Woody Funeral Home-Parham Road. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Judes Children's Hospital.