James Blount Jr.
Mr. James Blount, Jr., 79, of Orlando, FL, passed away Sunday, April 8, 2018, in Wildwood, FL. He was born January 30, 1939 in Brooklyn, NY to James and Reatha Blount. He proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a member of the V.F.W. and Masonic Lodge of Brooklyn and Manhattan, NY. James enjoyed watching sports, including basketball, baseball, tennis, football and wrestling. He also liked to read and go out for dinner.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years: Winifred Blount of Orlando; children: Dawn (Christopher) Edmond of Freeport, NY, James Blount, III (Regina) of Long Island, NY; stepchildren: Lisa Finley of Orlando, FL, Louis (Virginia) Finley of Elmont, NY, Robin Sabrina Branch, Tammy Branch and Michael Branch, all of NY; grandchildren: Sarah Edmond, Terrance Edmond, Kevin Finley, Nedinma Essence Jubuke Blount, Justice Blount, Quran Blount, Louis Finley, Jr., Anita Finley, Sabrina Finley; sisters-in-law: Margaret Cameron and Ester Wright; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents: James and Reatha Blount, brother: Bernard Tromp, sister: Sarah Hewitt, and nephew: Hugh "Bugsy" Bourne.
Visitation and ServiceA service will be held on Friday, April 20, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. (with visitation from 12:00 to 1:00 prior to service) at Purcell Funeral Home Chapel, 114 W. Noble Avenue, Bushnell, FL 33513. Interment will follow at Florida National Cemetery at 2:30 p.m. with military honors provided by U. S. Marines Honor Guard.
Arrangements entrusted to Purcell Funeral Home, Bushnell, Florida.