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Orion Rolf Blizzard, Sr.

August 26, 1919 ~ March 30, 2018 (age 98)

Orion Rolf Blizzard, Sr.

Kenansville – Mr. Orion Rolf Blizzard, Sr., 98, of Kenansville, died Friday, March 30, 2018 at home.  He was born August 26, 1919, the son of Blaney and Lula Blizzard in Deep Run.  O.R. served in the United States Air Force from 1942-1945.  He was a member of Kenansville Baptist Church, where he served for many years as a Deacon.  He served on the Board of Directors at the Bank of America, was a committee member at the ASCS, and was a director at Farm Bureau.  Most of his life was spent farming with his son, O.R. Blizzard, Jr.  Together they farmed hogs, cattle, turkeys, and various crops.

He married Grace Taylor in 1946, who predeceased him in 2008. He was also predeceased by his sisters, Mildred Blizzard and Isabelle Carraway; and brothers, Henry Blizzard, and J.D. Blizzard.

O.R. is survived by his son, O.R. Blizzard, Jr. and wife, Annette, of Kenansville; daughter, Sally Bardin and husband, Bob, of Goldsboro; grandsons, Rolf Blizzard and wife, Ashley; and Spencer Edgerton; granddaughters, Pamela Batts and husband, Shawn; and Taylor Glenn and husband, Barron.  In addition, he has five great grandchildren: James Rolf Blizzard, Banks Blizzard, Charlotte Batts, Wilson Batts, and Corinne Glenn.  He is also survived by 2 brothers, Ray Blizzard and Thomas Blizzard.  The family is extremely grateful to his very devoted caregivers, Mavis Butler, Margie Fields, Tracy Hardison, and Janelle Lilly, and his Hospice nurse, Brandi Burrows-Hamm and aide, Debra Fleming.

Funeral and visitation services will be held Monday, April 2, 2018 at Pink Hill Funeral Home.  Visitation will be from 1:00-2:00 p.m.  April 2, 2018. The Service of Witness to the Resurrection will be at 2:00 p.m.  Interment will follow at Westview Cemetery in Kinston.  The family will receive friends at other times at the residence of OR and Annette Blizzard, Kenansville.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Vidant Home Health and Hospice, Kenansville Office, 750 S. Kenansville Bypass, Kenansville, NC 28349 or Kenansville Baptist Church.


Donations may be made to:

Vidant Home Health and Hospice
750 South Kenansville Bypass, Kenansville NC 28349

Kenansville Baptist Church


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