James Philip Blalock, Jr., 83, of Charleston, died on Tuesday, August 18, 2009, at St. Francis Hospital in Charleston, SC. Mr. Blalock was born on November 22, 1925, in Charleston, a son of James Philip and Bertha Coward Blalock. He graduated from Charleston High School in 1942 and attended the College of Charleston before serving in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1944 to 1946. Philip graduated from the Citadel in 1949. He worked for GMAC until 1953 when he began his career with Westvaco. Philip was the head of the Kraft division at the time of his retirement in 1987. Mr. Blalock is survived by his wife of 63 years, Elaine Speigle Blalock, his son, Philip Lance Blalock and his wife, Jodie; two grandchildren, Elizabeth B. Fletcher of Greenville and P. Ryan Blalock of Charlotte; a great-grandchild, Allene B. Fletcher and a brother, William M. Blalock of Charleston. The relatives and friends of Mr. and Mrs. James Philip Blalock, Jr. are invited to attend his Memorial Service at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, August 22, 2009, at John Wesley United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends at the church, Saturday morning, from 10:30 a.m., until time of service. A private graveside service will take place Friday at Live Oak Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to John Wesley United Methodist Church, 626 Savannah Hwy., Charleston, SC 29407. Condolences may be made to his Guest Book at www.charlestonfunerals.com Arrangements by JAMES A. MCALISTER, INC. 1620 SAVANNAH HWY. 766-1365. Visit our guestbook at www.postandcourier.com/deaths. Tags: 1949

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