Funeral Services for Charles Ray Blackstock, 77-year-old Celeste resident, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church of Celeste. Brother Jim Sherwin and Brother Joe George will officiate. Burial will be in the Celeste/Hogeye Cemetery.
Family visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home chapel at Leonard.
Pallbearers will be Brandon Tyner, Brandon Brown, Todd Jones, Colton Ray Blackstock, Todd Phillips, Nicholas Wood, Logan Curtiss and James David Wrinkle. Honorary Pallbearers will be members of the Plano Fire Department.
Mr. Blackstock was born Nov. 10, 1935, at Weinert, Texas. His parents were Elton Lee and Ada Elizabeth Collins Blackstock. He married Donna Elaine Ward Aug. 27, 1982, in Wylie. He retired from the Plano Fire Department after 26 years of service. His church affiliation was with the First Baptist Church of Celeste, and he was a member of the Retired Fire Fighters Association.
He passed away at his residence in Celeste on June 16, 2013.
He is survived by his wife, Donna Elaine Ward Blackstock of Celeste; his sons, James Ray Blackstock of Celeste, Garry Wayne Blackstock of Commerce and Robert Michael Wood of Rockwall; his daughters, Deanna Carol Tiller and Shari Elaine Curtiss, both of Celeste; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, E.L. and Vernon Don Blackstock; a sister, Jessie Lee Bell; a son, Mark Wood; a great-grandson, Calem Williams; and a great-granddaughter, Alexandria June Curtiss.
Online condolences may be made at www.tjmfuneral.com