U.S. Army Ret. SFC Daniel "Dan" Milton Blackstock, 87, of Fayetteville, NC passed away on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at his home.
Dan was born on June 7, 1931 in Burlington, NC and went to live in the Falcon Children's Orphanage from 1933 - 1944.
Dan served in the U.S. Army for 1948 - 1968 and also with the National Guard as an Advisor in Little Washington, NC. He received numerous awards and decorations. After his retirement from the military, he worked as a manager and consultant for Montclair Lagrange Waterworks . Dan served on both the Alumni Board of Falcon Children's Home and the Cumberland County Board of Adjustment.
Dan is preceded in death by his father, Sidney Sinfield Blackstock; mother, Anne Byrd Kidd Blackstock, and former wife, Helen Bittermier Blackstock, of Nuremburg, Germany. His brother, Thollie Louis Blackstock; sisters, Ruby Simmons, Margaret Soriana, Elsie McHenry and Betty Brown.
Dan is survived by his wife, Gloria Blackstock of Fayetteville; step-son, Randy Stephen Barwick and wife Shelley of Russell, Ontario, Canada ; two grandchildren, Presley and Carleigh Barwick. He also has numerous nieces and nephews from the Charleston, SC area.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Sullivan's Highland Funeral Service. A memorial service will be held at Sullivan's Highland Funeral Service on Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 2:00 pm with the Rev. Dr. Wiley Clark and the Rev. Sarah Pitts, officiating. A memorial service will also be held at Westminster United Methodist Church in Kinston, NC on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 10:00 am.
Online condolences may be made at sullivanshighland.com.
Services are entrusted to Sullivan’s Highland Funeral Service & Crematory.