James Marshall Blackstock
James Marshall Blackstock
  • February 4, 1946 - May 22, 2017
  • Clearwater, New Hampshire

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James M. Blackstock, 71, of Clearwater, FL passed away Monday, May 22, 2017 after a period of failing health. He was born in Lowell, MA on February 4, 1946; the son of the late Clarence and Gladys Blackstock.

He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Marie (Matson) Blackstock; he was an adoring father to daughters, Janel (Jimmy) Dolan, Tahneen (Andrew) Greenslit and Heather (Steve) Huff; eight grandchildren, Jailyn, Janessa, Joslyn, Jessamyn Dolan of Toledo, OH, Ella and Ariana Greenslit and Hadley and James Huff of Southern Pines, NC; a brother, Richard Trudel of Saint Petersburg, FL; a sister, Dolores Grenier of Lowell, MA; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by a brother, Robert Trudel.

James lived in Lowell, MA until moving to Gilsum, NH in 1961. He graduated from Monadnock Regional High School in 1963, Northhampton Commercial College in 1965 and Western New England College in 1968. James was a member of the American Legion for 46 years. He proudly served our great country with a tour of duty in Vietnam. James was the owner of Blackstock-Houghton Company, Inc. a wood turning business in Gilsum, NH. He lived in Keene until moving to Clearwater, FL. While in NH he was an expert downhill skier and loved the game of golf.

Calling Hours will be held Sunday, June 4, 2017 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the FLETCHER FUNERAL HOME, 33 Marlboro St., Keene, NH. A Funeral Servicel will be celebrated on Monday, June 5, 2017 at 11:00 am at St. Bernard's Church, Keene. Burial will follow at Centennial Cemetery in Gilsum, NH. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in James name to The American Heart Association, 2 Wall St., Manchester, NH 03101.